Our wheatgrass (Triticum aestivum) comes from controlled organic cultivation in Croatia. The wheatgrass is grown by a passionate family business that is committed to sustainability and completely against genetic engineering, cultivating exclusively according to organic guidelines. All family members are involved in the operation of the company. The wheatgrass is grown, harvested and processed on site - all from one source. Only the top 15cm of the youngest shoots of the wheatgrass, known as cotyledons, are harvested. The cotyledons are taken away to be processed immediately after cutting. They are then gently air-dried at temperatures of up to 35°C to preserve the valuable ingredients (raw food quality) and then finely ground and sieved. They are then stored in a dark and cool place at max. 18°C.
Our barley grass (Hordeum vulgare) comes from controlled organic cultivation in Germany, and it is 100% GMO-free. The barley grass is grown sustainably in Bavaria and processed using a patented manufacturing process that treats the grasses gently and preserves the valuable plant substances. After harvesting, the young, green stalks are carefully sieved, cut and dried with plenty of ventilation and gently heated to eliminate germs. The barley grass is then finely ground for optimal solubility and to preserve the valuable ingredients as much as possible.
Our organic spirulina comes from a small village in Portugal. Our partner farm pays special attention to ecological, social and industrial sustainability and maintains optimised processes with regard to energy efficiency, resource conservation and the satisfaction and safety of its employees.
The spirulina algae grow in large, open cultivation basins in special, organic nutrient soil with no pesticides, under conditions that are as close to nature as possible. The harvest takes place continuously between March and November. Spirulina is harvested using sieving machines that filter the unicellular microalgae out of the water. The concentrated spirulina is then collected from the sieving machine and gently spray-dried. The result is a concentrated, nutrient-rich organic microalgae powder with the finest particle size and a mild taste.
Our organic AFA algae comes from an ancient strain that still grows wild in the pristine waters of Upper Klamath Lake. Klamath Lake is a high desert lake (1200 metres) in southern Oregon that offers perfect growing conditions, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. It is considered the world's best source of AFA algae. Due to a volcanic eruption from Mount Mazama over 7700 years ago, the alkaline water of Lake Klamath has a uniquely high concentration of minerals and trace elements, which is reflected in the high nutritional value of the algae grown here.
Harvesting wild AFA is an art and a science. Only at peak growing times, when the AFA is at its healthiest and most vibrant, is the freshest algae selectively collected from the deepest and purest waters of Upper Klamath Lake. Our AFA seaweed is harvested when it is at its freshest. Immediately after harvest, the AFA is chilled down to one to three degrees and further purified through careful centrifugation. The algae are then gently dried using a specialised drying technology, using a heat transfer process that exploits the specific properties of water to gently remove moisture while retaining the algae's natural properties. This uses a heat transfer process that exploits the unique properties of water to gently remove moisture while retaining the maximum integrity of the algae. This special drying process preserves the best possible content of ingredients and ensures fresh taste.
Our AFA algae is laboratory-tested to ensure that it is completely free of pesticides, heavy metals and other toxins. AFA algae have a naturally low iodine content.
We use environmentally friendly packaging made of starch, cellulose and paper that is 100% biodegradable (compostable).