INGREDIENTS

OUR INGREDIENTS ARE GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SOY-FREE, MOSTLY DAIRY-FREE* & NON-GMO AND/OR ORGANIC!

We at EKG Project know from research and experience that what we put into our bodies affects every aspect of our being – from disease, weight and mental clarity to moods (therefore relationships!) and sleeping habits.  That’s why we research every ingredients we use and select only the most trusted brands.

Most all of our ingredients are organic (meaning no GMOs, antibiotics, chemicals, synthetics, etc); and when we can’t source organically (for economical or production reasons), we always go non-GMO (meaning it’s genetic material hasn’t been artificially changed).  Beyond that, we all of our ingredients are gluten-free, grain-free, and soy-free!  Also, we very rarely use dairy, but when we do it’s organic, rBGH-free and grass-fed, and it’s clearly labeled.  So, you never have to worry about quality.

Should you find that we should research a little more one of our ingredients, please let us know (info@ekgproject.com)!  We strive only to provide you with the cleanest ingredients so you can make the best choice for you and your loved ones.

 

bowl of almondsALMOND EXTRACT – ORGANIC

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Raw Almonds ImageALMOND FLOUR – NON-GMO

Our house almond flour is certified Non-GMO and gluten-free, and it is completely free of chemicals, fillers and additives!  Our almonds are also washed in hot water instead of fumigated with probable carcinogens in order to kill almonds’ usual pathogens, like E. coli and salmonella.  Learn more about almonds here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Green Apple ImageAPPLESAUCE – ORGANIC, UNSWEETENED

Apple are on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen List, and 99% of those samples tested contained pesticide residue!  That’s why we only buy organic.  Learn more now at ewg.org.

 

 

 

baconBACON – ORGANIC, LOW-SODIUM

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Arrowroot Powder ImageARROWROOT – ORGANIC

Our arrowroot hails from the island of St. Vincent and is the perfect natural replacement for thickeners like cornstarch (most of which is derived from genetically-modified corn).  Learn more here on The Antidote Life.

 

 

Bananas ImageBANANAS – ORGANIC

Bananas do tend to have some of the lowest pesticide residue compared to other foods; however, the conventional banana industry is know for its harsh (chemical-laden environment, sexual harassment issues), unfair (below living wages, discrimination) and oftentimes unbearable (toiling in extreme heat for 6 days/week) working conditions.  That’s why we only by organic and fair-trade whenever possible.  Learn more here on The Banana Link.

 

Bleach-Free If You Care Baking Cups ImageBAKING CUPS/PAPER – BLEACH-FREE

Whether you bleach with elemental chlorine or it’s derivative chlorine dioxide, it’s still harmful to the environment as it produces toxins – even known carcinogens.  We don’t like that for the Earth, and we don’t like that for our bodies.  That’s why we use totally chlorine-free (TCF) baking cups and sheets.  Learn more here from our source If You Care.

 

 

Baking Soda ImageBAKING SODA – NATURALLY EXTRACTED

We only use baking soda that was naturally extracted (as opposed to chemically extracted and heated) from the ground and in its purest form, meaning no carbon dioxide treatment.  Learn more here at Crunchy Betty.

 

 

 

sugar-beetsBEET SUGAR – NON-GMO

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Blueberries ImageBLUEBERRIES – ORGANIC

Conventional farmers heavily cover berries in pesticides, which don’t exactly wash off completely.  Another reason to use organic blueberries is that they have even more antioxidants than the conventional ones!  It’s an easy choice for us.  Learn more here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Cacao Powder ImageCACAO POWDER – ORGANIC

Our cacao powder, which is organic, gluten-free, kosher and vegan, is made from high quality, hand-picked cacao beans.  Our source does everything possible – using the least invasive methods at the lowest possible temperatures to maintain the highest nutritional content. They don’t use chemicals or solvents of any kind!  Learn more here on Body+Soul.

 

 

cardamom-podsCARDAMOM – ORGANIC

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Natural Salt Piles ImageSEA SALT – UNPROCESSED

Our sea salt is completely unprocessed and packed with over 80 naturally occurring minerals.  Refined salts are often chemically treated to remove minerals and toxins, and they’re often exposed to high heats, which change the salt’s molecular structure altogether.  With more cons to boot, refined salts are not allowed near our treats.  Learn more here at Louix.org or here at Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Cocoa Powder and Chocolate Chips ImageCHOCOLATE – NON-GMO, SOY-FREE, DAIRY-FREE

Many conventional chocolates are laden with dangerous and some genetically modified ingredients, including soy lecithin, dairy, sweeteners and flavor enhancers.  That’s why our chocolate is certified non-GMO, as well as soy-free and dairy-free.  Learn more here on GMO Compass.

 

 

Cinnamon Powder and SticksCINNAMON – ORGANIC

As most conventional spices are fumigated with pesticides or irradiation, we are sure to avoid them by only purchasing organic cinnamon.  Beyond the health benefits, we like to support sustainability-minded farms and companies.  Learn more here from the Organic Authority.

 

 

2 Raw Coconut Halves ImageCOCONUT FLOUR – ORGANIC

According to several studies, pesticides are rarely found in coconut products.  However, we don’t want to risk it if we don’t have to.  That’s why we only use organic coconut products in EKG Project’s goodies.  Learn more here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Raw Coconut ImageCOCONUT MILK – ORGANIC, UNSWEETENED

According to several studies, pesticides are rarely found in coconut products (especially in coconut milk).  However, we don’t want to risk it if we don’t have to.  That’s why we only use organic coconut products in EKG Project’s goodies.  Learn more here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Coconuts On Tree ImageCOCONUT OIL – ORGANIC, EXTRA VIRGIN

According to several studies, pesticides are rarely found in coconut products.  However, we don’t want to risk it if we don’t have to.  That’s why we only use organic coconut products in EKG Project’s goodies.  Learn more here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

Brown Eggs ImageEGGS – ORGANIC

At EKG Project, we only use organic eggs to minimize the fat-soluble pesticides that can be found in conventional chicken feed.  Since these pesticides can be transferred to the yoke, we stay as far away as possible!  Learn more here on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

honeycombHONEY – ORGANIC

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Maple Leaves ImageMAPLE SYRUP – ORGANIC

The differences between organic and conventional maple syrups lie mainly in the manufacturing and production processes.  Organic maple syrup producers must use higher quality equipment and chemical-free defoamers, but more than that, they make sustainability of their forestland, biodiversity and reduced erosion a priority.  That’s something with which we can bake.  Learn more about organic maple syrups here on The Nourishing Gourmet.

 

nutmegNUTMEG – ORGANIC

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pecansPECANS – ORGANIC

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Vanilla Beans ImageVANILLA EXTRACT – ORGANIC

According to the Vanilla Queen (and who better to ask?), the primary reasons to buy organic vanilla extract lie with the land.  Commercial fertilizers and pesticides are eroding soil quality, which is has been continuously compromised by conventional, destructive farming practices.  Learn more here from the Vanilla Queen.

 

 

Raw Walnuts ImageWALNUTS – ORGANIC

Pests love walnuts, which mean their conventional farms love to cover them in pesticides (and lots of them).  As walnuts are fatty, they can absorb these chemicals, which are then consumes – though not by us!  Learn more here at World Wellness Education.

 

 

Grass-Fed Cow Image*WHEY (MILK) – ORGANIC, GRASS-FED, rBGH-FREE

We RARELY use milk in our products since so many people (including us) have some level of intolerance towards it.  However, when we do (currently only in our protein drinks), it is always organic, grass-fed and rBGH-free (growth hormone-free) and always clearly labeled.  Learn more about the our decision to limit milk here at Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

 

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