Natural Products Expo East – Day 2 Report

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Today was Day 2 of this year’s Natural Products Expo East. I met several vendors who are offering GAPS and Paleo compliant products. Here are today’s finds:

GAPS-compliant (strictest criteria)

Handsome Brook farm – Soy-Free Pasture Raised organic eggs

Julie’s Real – note the nuts are not soaked/sprouted
Granola – Grain-Free
Cinnamon Vanilla Bean – Ingredients: Almonds, Pecans, Organic Honey, unsweetened coconut, virgin coconut oil, ground vanilla beans, cinnamon, sea salt
Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Almond Butter – dry roasted almonds, organic honey, virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, ground vanilla beans, sea salt
Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter – dry roasted cashews, organic honey, virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, ground vanilla beans, sea salt
Coconut Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter – dry roasted cashews, unsweetened coconut, organic honey, virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, ground vanilla beans, sea salt

King Oscar Sardines – Wild-caught Norwegian sardines
Ingredients – Lightly smoked brisling sardines, extra virgin olive oil, salt

Obrigado Coconut water – quality control is top notch – they own the plantation in Brazil. They harvest the coconut water on-site using a special process in darkness and with no exposure to air. They even bar code each tree and monitor to make sure the coconuts coming off each tree are healthy, and only use young coconuts. Committed to sustainability, they use every part of the coconuts in some way (including coconut meat and husk)

Organic Pecans from Missouri Northern Pecan Growers – these are plain raw nuts so for best digestibility soak and dehydrate before consuming

Naturalmond – note the nuts are not soaked/sprouted
Almond butter in 3 oz squeeze pouches – airline checked-bag safe
Ingredients: roasted almonds, sea salt

Wildway Grain-Free Granola – note the nuts/seeds are not soaked/sprouted
Apple Cinnamon – Ingredients: Organic dates, apples, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla bean.
Banana Nut – Ingredients: Organic dates, organic banana, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, cinnamon, vanilla bean.
Coconut Cashew – Ingredients: Organic dates, walnuts, organic coconut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dry roasted cashews (cashews, sea salt), pecans, vanilla bean.


Paleo-compliant (less strict criteria)
I put chocolate in the Paleo category but some GAPS parents allow chocolate. To learn more, read my article on Chocolate.

Julie’s Real Granola – Grain-Free – note the nuts/seeds are not soaked/sprouted
Cacao coconut – Ingredients: Almonds, Pecans, Organic Honey, unsweetened coconut, organic Cacao nibs, virgin coconut oil, ground vanilla beans, sea salt


Other items of note:

Water Wipes – Baby Wipes made with 99.9% water and 0.1% Grapefruit Seed Extract


Use at your own discretion:

Blume Honey Water – a delightful soda alternative. They assure me the “natural flavors” are in fact entirely natural but I am always cautious
Vanilla Citrus – Ingredients: water, honey, natural flavors (vanilla, grapefruit, wild orange, citrus), lemon juice
Wild Blueberry – Ingredients: water, honey, dried blueberries, natural flavors (rosemary, black peppercorn, grapefruit)
Ginger Zest – Ingredients: ginger infused water, honey, fresh ginger juice, lemon juice, natural flavors

Wildway Grain-free Instant Hot Cereal – 1) the seeds are not soaked/sprouted 2) the flax seeds are ground – which is theoretically OK for my digestion, but ground flaxseeds go rancid quickly. I would advise ordering direct from the company website, and store in the refrigerator or freezer
Blueberry Flax – Ingredients: Ground flaxseed, walnuts, cashews, coconut flour, pecans, died dates, freeze-dried blueberries, vanilla bean.
Cinnamon Roll – Ingredients: Walnuts, ground flaxseed, cashews, coconut flour, pecans, cinnamon, dried dates, vanilla bean.
Original – Ingredients: Walnuts, ground flaxseed, cashews, coconut flour, pecans, dried dates, vanilla bean.
Toasted Coconut – Ingredients: Organic coconut, walnuts ground flaxseed, cashews, coconut flour, pecans, dried dates, vanilla bean.

Angela Taylor is the author of The BrainFood Cookbook. She successfully recovered her son from autism using the GAPS/Paleo diet. She resides in Baltimore, MD and holds three degrees from John Hopkins University. Angela is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and works with clients via Skype and in-person in Baltimore. www.brainfoodhealthcoaching.com

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