To help someone in need, what do you do?
Often, we think we must give oodles of money or time to help those in need. But where does that money go? How can you afford that time? Concerns like these can make issues of poverty and malnutrition seem insurmountable, and so often we end up doing nothing at all…
Here’s a solution.
Don’t sweat saving the world in one fell swoop. Instead, contribute to a bigger cause by buying products that responsibly lift up those in need. Conscientious health food companies Bumbleroot and Kuli Kuli have teamed up to let you do just that. This holiday season, take advantage of our nutrient-packed gift pack! It features Bumbleboot Baobab Drink Mixes and Kuli Kuli Moringa Superfood Bars. These superfood products will help your body, while our companies’ business models help those in need. Check out our holiday gift pack here!
Nutrient-packed superfoods Baobab and Moringa are purchased from low-income communities in Africa committed to sustainable farming and harvesting practices. Your purchase helps increase their income and also encourages these men and women to incorporate these superfoods into their own diets, helping to combat the malnutrition that is rife in their communities.
Helping those in need has never been so easy. Or healthy.
The Eat Well and Do Good gift pack is available for a limited time this holiday season. Click here to help those in need by getting your healthy drinks and snacks.
The baobab fruit comes from the Baobab tree – a gnarly tree that looks like it’s been torn out of the ground and turned upside down. Also known as the “tree of life”, it’s often grown in the most drought prone and poorest areas in Africa.
The fruit pulp is in powder-form when the fruit is opened. The pulp contains 10x more antioxidants than acai or goji berries. It is also a good source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium.
The tiny leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree may be the world’s most nutritious green. Moringa leaves boast high levels of protein, calcium, iron, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Once eaten by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, moringa leaves have been used in traditional medicine passed down for centuries in many cultures. More recently, the modern scientific community has begun to validate many of these claims with over 1300 studies, articles and publications on moringa. Kuli Kuli is the first company to retail ready-to-eat moringa products.
Bumbleroot creates tasty, healthy beverage food products from unique, organic, sustainably-sourced ingredients. They creates markets for these ingredients – getting them into the hands of health-conscious consumers – while providing income to low-income communities throughout the world and encouraging sustainable agriculture
Bumbleroot’s first product line is a single serving powdered drink mix. It features organic fair trade coconut water, organic baobab, and real fruit and herb powders for flavoring. The superfood-filled drink mix delights the taste buds and is easy to take on the go for all sorts of play – traveling, cycling, hiking, yoga, etc.
Bumbleroot was born when founder Sara Andrews came across the baobab fruit while living and volunteering in Zimbabwe with the NGO TechnoServe. Baobab grows in drought-prone areas that often have few income opportunities. Creating a market for baobab creates income opportunities for the people who live in the areas where the baobab tree grows.
Kuli Kuli is the first company to introduce moringa to the U.S. market in the form of a food product. Our first moringa product is a gluten-free nutrition bar full of simple, wholesome ingredients and a nutritious burst of moringa. We form women-owned farming cooperatives in West Africa to grow moringa and use it to improve the health of their communities. By incentivizing women to use moringa and paying fair trade wages, Kuli Kuli is improving livelihoods and health.
“As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, I saw first-hand the impact that moringa can have on improving nutrition. I came up with the idea to support women’s cooperatives to grow more moringa. By doing so they can nourish their communities and earn a livelihood by selling a portion of their harvests in the United States in the form of delicious Kuli Kuli Bars,” said Lisa Curtis, Kuli Kuli’s Founder and CEO.
Kuli Kuli Bars are gluten-free, vegan and made with just a few simple all-natural ingredients. They are low in calories but contain high amounts of fiber, protein and vitamins. Kuli Kuli has tested their bars at farmer’s markets in Oakland to resounding success.
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