What is the meaning behind the name “Sattvic Foods”?
According to Ayurveda & Yoga, there are 3 basic gunas or qualities Sattva, Rajas and Tamas and the diets containing these foods are accordingly names Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic.
Foods that are strong in the Sattva element, lead to clarity and equanimity of mind while also being beneficial to the body. This is the basic principle behind Sattvic Foods, to provide you a convenient way to consume foods that have a net positive impact on your health and pranic energy.
Rajasic and Tamasic Foods have little or no benefit to the body and can include products like fast foods, meats, soft drinks, etc.
Why aren’t you Organic?
Not everything that is Organic is Healthy and not everything that is Healthy has to be Organic. It is true that the term Organic is associated with high quality, but nowadays the term Organic is used very loosely.
To be Organic requires certification and proof at all levels of handling. Right from proof that environmentally and animal friendly methods were used on the farm, followed by handling, packaging and transportation all in an Organic way. All this is just before the food production begins.
The requirement and cost to obtain Organic certification drives up the cost of the end products significantly for the end consumer, may be 2-3 times of what we sell our products for right now.
Rest assured you must know that we challenge ourselves everyday to source the best quality of ingredients from all over the country. A lot of our products are made from organic ingredients. And some even from wild/jungle sourced ingredients which are more beneficial than organic.
Our products are always free from Preservatives, Artificial Flavours and Harmful Chemicals.
What kind of Quality checks do we perform on our products?
We have a very stringent selection process and consult several experts on quality, authenticity and flavour before bringing a product to market. All our ingredients are measured against international standards and compared with supplies from USA, Europe, etc.
Each ingredient is individually tested for quality and flavour. The final product is then lab test our products for shelf life, nutritional information and gluten content. All our products are sent for trials and need to be approved by a majority of testers before they hit the market.
What kind of a team do you have?
Our team consists of experts in Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Yoga and Ayurveda. We also have a top designer to ensure all our products are beautifully and functionally packaged. We have a buying expert who works with all our vendors to ensure the best sourcing and pricing.
We work with a food technologist on a consulting basis to get advice on natural preservation concepts and processes for snack preparation. We have an Ayurvedic doctor and a Yoga Center on the board to provide feedback and guidance on all product decisions.
We also consult Fitness trainers and athletes to ensure our products are compatible for Sports personnel and support weight loss programs.
What is your speciality?
Our speciality lies in making “Healthy foods on the go” this includes snacks, dips, pestos, beverages that are all pre-prepared with the best possible ingredients and also have a natural shelf-life.
Our current products in the market do not yet reflect our complete potential because we have only established ourselves in mid 2014 and there is a lot more coming.
We have expertise and focus on concepts such as Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan & Raw Foods.
We are always working on cutting edge research and experimentation to bring you the most exciting health foods from across India.