Each ingredient used in Growing Naturals products are thoughtfully chosen to support your healthy lifestyle no matter if it’s organic, Vegan, Raw, Kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, allergy-free, non-GMO, low calorie, low fat, low sugar or just “better than it used to be”. We truly believe that eating right can still taste good, so while all products have ingredients that feed the body what it needs, some also have ingredients to tantalize the taste buds. We give you the choice of how pure you’d like to go.
While all ingredients are carefully selected, we are most proud of our rice-based ingredients. From planting of the kernels to packaging of the finished product, we are a part of the loving-process of naturally producing all rice-based ingredients so that we can guarantee you are receiving the highest quality nutrition on your table. Naturally organic ingredients are inherently inconsistent, just as mother nature made them. Because our ingredients are not chemically modified, we cannot guarantee that the exact color, intensity of flavor, etc. will be present in every batch. What we can guarantee is the most naturally beneficial and great tasting ingredients are made available to you.
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Oryzatein® Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein - Organic
At 90% protein, Growing Naturals has the highest quality, raw, sprouted, whole grain, vegan protein on the market. Monitored by Growing Naturals from field to shelf, this 100% sprouted protein is enzymatically extracted from the bran, germ and endosperm of brown rice in a proprietary, low heat (below 118 degrees), organic process. The result is the smoothest rice protein available, which has perfect digestibility (PDCAA 1.0), is 98.2% bioavailable and can aid in the absorption of vitamins and minerals. This allergen-free, non-GMO plant protein has a complete amino acid profile (96% correlation to Whey protein), featuring triple the Arginine of Whey protein, 5.0 grams of BCAA’s per serving, 4.6 grams of Glutamine & Precursors and 0 grams fat. It is an ideal whole food protein source.
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OryzaLife® Whole Grain Brow n Rice Milk – Organic
This is the only protein-rich rice milk powder on the market, as it features a proprietary, allergen-free blend of not only RiceLife® rice milk but also Oryzatein® sprouted whole grain brown rice protein (see above). There is no need to fortify this non-dairy milk with protein when both the milk and protein are naturally occurring in multiple layers of the whole grain rice and we have the proprietary process to naturally extract them.
A unique hypoallergenic, dairy-free, dry ingredient, it contains essentially all the protein, bran oils, vitamins, fiber, and carbohydrates found in whole, unpolished brown rice while being an unmatched dairy or soy milk substitute. OryzaLife is nutritionally complete and rich in calcium and soluble vitamins and minerals, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, phosphorous, iron and potassium. As a source of high-quality protein, the amino acids are readily digestible and completely bio-available. OryzaLife contributes to a clean ingredient label.
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Calcium is the natural mineral most likely to be deficient in the average diet, especially when living a dairy-free lifestyle. Calcium is the chief supportive element in bones and teeth, as Calcium salts make up about 70 percent of bone by weight and give your bone its strength and rigidity.
In addition to being an important supplement, calcium is a great compliment; countering side effects of magnesium, aiding guar gum in improving texture so not as much is needed, acting as an antacid, and even working as a natural food preservative.
Oryza® Sweetener - Organic
This 100% naturally derived, crystallized brown rice syrup is derived in a hypoallergenic, organic, enzymatic process from whole rice grain. This rice sugar is primarily composed of glucose (dextrose monohydrate) with a GI index of 85, which (unlike corn syrup solids) aids in the absorption of electrolytes, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) research. Very little is added to compliment Stevia’s flavor despite it only adding 3.3 calories per gram and having a positive diabetic effect. Together Oryza and Stevia can help people kick their sugar habits.
Stevia - Organic
This all natural, zero-calorie sweetener is GRAS approved and features 0 grams of sugar and a clean taste. Safer than artificial sweeteners for human consumption, the species, Stevia rebaudiana, is the most commonly grown for its sweet leaves. Stevia is a very low-calorie sugar substitute, which has a slower onset of taste and longer duration than that of sugar. Recent medical research of Stevia has shown promise for treating obesity, hypertension, inflammation and diarrhea. Stevia also has a negligible effect on blood glucose, which means it can be a safe natural sweetener for individuals with diabetes.
This additive-free flavor is created naturally as ocean water evaporates. Historically called bay salt or solar salt, sea salt contains minerals that table salt does not contain naturally, including iron, iodine, sulfur and magnesium. While some people try to maintain a salt free diet, natural salt, or granulated sodium chloride, is a source of 21 essential and 30 accessory minerals that are essential to our health.
If dairy milk can be fortified with vitamins, why can’t your dairy-free milk? We have enriched Growing Naturals Rice Milk (link to product page) with a proprietary blend of Vitamins A, D2 and B12.
Vitamin A (as Acetate), also known as Beta-Carotene is a retinol that plays an important role with the retina, epithelial tissue (covers all surfaces of the body), bone growth, reproduction, and the immune system. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants.
Vitamin D2 (as Ergocalciferol) is known as the sunshine vitamin and is significant in normal body growth and development. We have added it to our non-dairy milk to aid in absorption of calcium and phosphorus for healthier bones and teeth. It also helps maintain a healthy nervous and immune system and potentially reduces the chances of breast and colon cancer.
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) is not naturally found in plant foods thus we have added it to our non-dairy milk to aid people who are Vegan, Lactose-Intolerant, etc. It promotes growth and cell development and is important to fat, carbohydrate, and protein metabolism as it works to release food energy. While it can help increase energy and memory it may also improve the immune system.
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Cocoa - Organic
Growing Naturals chose our all-natural, organic cocoa due to its rich chocolate flavor. This GRAS approved ingredient is high in antioxidants, compounds which neutralize cellular damaging free radicals, and flavonoids (plant pigments noted for their anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits). Several thousand flavonoids exist in substantial amounts in common plant-based foods, such as tea, chocolate, soybeans, wine and of course cocoa. Studies suggest that some flavonoids might protect against certain chronic diseases, especially cardiovascular disease. Never using Sanchez beans, which are un-fermented, low-cost fillers in low quality cocoa products, you’ll find Growing Naturals is your answer to fat-free, low sugar alternatives to that chocolate fix you’re looking to cure. Keep your eyes open for more chocolate-flavored products to come.
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Flavors - Organic
Not included in all Growing Naturals products, our organic certified flavors are plant-based ingredients and carriers which help create a clean taste. Non-GMO based, they either add to the flavor enjoyment with raw tapioca root flour (90%) combined with organic essential oils (10%) or help off-set inherent after-tastes in ingredients such as Stevia. This is once again part of Growing Naturals pledge that foods that are good for you can also taste good.
Gums (Guar and Arabic) - Organic
The Growing Naturals team put a lot of thought and research into gum selection. They are key to your protein and milk having a smooth texture and easy digestion. Used as fiber sources for many years, Arabic and Guar have a better stomach effect. They are also allergen free, unlike Xanthan Gum which carries risks for some, as it is grown off of corn syrup in the US. Guar gum comes from the seeds of the guar bean and Arabic comes from the hardened sap of the Acacia Senegal and the Acacia Seyal trees. Inherently not raw due to their production process, Growing Naturals uses gums in extremely small measurements and only in liquid or blendable products.