Our Whole Food Ingredients

We’re really proud of our whole food ingredients. They’re mostly organic, and packed with a wide array of vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and essential fatty acids. And they’re free of agave or any other refined sweeteners. In other words: simple, clean, unprocessed foods like our Paleolithic ancestors ate.

What you’ll find in Thrive Tribe Bites:

Whole Food Ingredients Cacao powder. First used by Mayan and Aztec cultures, cacao powder was reserved solely for nobility and warriors. Ours is completely raw, made by drying beans at low temperatures, then grinding them, to preserve the polyphenol antioxidants.
Whole Food Ingredients Hemp Seeds. From a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant that’s grown exclusively for fiber and food, these soft, flavorful seeds taste a little like pine nuts, and add a sweet, rich flavor and concentrated nutrition; they’re rich in essential fatty acids and higher in protein than any other seed.
Whole Food Ingredients Cacao nibs. Our consuming passion for chocolate began with ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, who ate whole, raw cacao beans for sustenance and energy. Nibs are partially ground fragments of these same beans, dried at low temperatures to protect their nutrients. They’re rich in chocolate flavor and have a higher concentration of polyphenol antioxidants than roasted forms of chocolate.
Whole Food Ingredients Sunflower seeds. From the center of the brilliant yellow sunflower, these tender little seeds are low in fat, high in nutrition; they’re especially rich in potent antioxidants, including vitamin E and selenium, and in immune-boosting phytosterols.
Whole Food Ingredients Cashews. Mildly sweet, creamy and dense, cashew nuts are actually seeds that grow on the end of the cashew apple, a soft, juicy fruit native to coastal Brazil. They’re protein-rich and lower in fat than most other nuts, and most of the fat is oleic acid, the same type of heart-healthy fat found in olive oil.
Whole Food Ingredients Pecans. Native to North America, and dating back more than 10,000 years, these buttery-rich, naturally sweet nuts were an important food staple for early Native Americans. They’re exceptionally high in healthy monounsaturated fats, and are good sources of fiber, protein and B vitamins.
Whole Food Ingredients Pumpkin seeds. Also called pepitas, these dark green seeds are the sweet, tender kernels of the whole pumpkin seed; they’ve been used since early Native Americans added them to pemmican, a whole-food source of concentrated nutrition. We add them as a rich source of vitamin E and manganese, a vital mineral that’s lacking in our modern diets.
Whole Food Ingredients Chia seeds. These tiny seeds, from a Mexican plant related to the mint family, have been used since pre-Columbian times, and were considered the basic food of Aztec warriors. They’re super-concentrated sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and are especially rich in fiber.
Whole Food Ingredients Coconut. The fruit from the coconut palm has been so highly valued for its flavor and nutrition, it was used as currency on some islands up to the 20th century. Instead of coconut oil or cream, we use whole coconut flakes for a rich, sweet, natural creaminess; it’s high in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFA), which provide good sources of energy and protect the heart.
Whole Food Ingredients Flaxseeds. It’s said that in the 8th century, King Charlemagne required members of his kingdom to consume flax for its extraordinary health benefits. We now know that flax is abundant in omega-3 fats, fiber and lignans, a phytonutrient that has antioxidant and other disease-preventive properties.
Whole Food Ingredients Medjool and deglet dates. From the fruit of the date palm, native to the Middle East and Northern Africa, dates have been used for thousands of years as a concentrated source of energy. We use them to add fiber and whole-food sweetness, instead of sugar, agave or any refined sweeteners. They’re rich in B vitamins and minerals, especially potassium and selenium, a potent immune booster.
Whole Food Ingredients Almonds. Related to the peach family, almonds have been revered for thousands of years for their culinary uses and health benefits. We love them because they’re high in protein, rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and contain flavonoids and vitamin E that protect artery walls.
Whole Food Ingredients Honey. For thousands of years, honey has been prized as a food ingredient and medicinal compound. Ancient Egyptians made offerings of honey to their gods, and later cultures used it as a potent antiviral and antibacterial agent.
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