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Turmeric + Ginger + Cranberry: A Powerful Fusion

Turmeric + Ginger + Cranberry: A Powerful Fusion

Food calories equate to more than energy, some contain powerful healing properties. Here we highlight three such foods: 1. Turmeric Turmeric contains curcumin, which is notable for its ability to reduce joint and muscle pain. It works much the same as an over the counter […]

Dark Chocolate: why should you pack it?

Dark Chocolate: why should you pack it?

What chocolate best stands up for backpacking? Not all chocolate is created equal. There is the junk food variety of chocolates and the pure, minimal ingredient chocolate sources. There is also white chocolate, which is not chocolate at all. Here we’ll compare the processing and nutritional details of the different types of chocolate.

Food RX for pain & inflammation

Food RX for pain & inflammation

Whether you are experiencing sore hips or knee pain from hiking, an injury such as a twisted ankle, or a severe headache, there are certain foods you can eat to ease the pain. In this article, you’ll find a list of foods that contain powerful anti-inflammatory […]

Coconut: your backpacking food companion

Coconut: your backpacking food companion

Coconuts are harvested from the coconut palm tree. These trees flourish in tropical climates such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, and India. They also grow on the U.S. mainland in South Florida. Coconuts have made it to the shore of nearly every continent, unassisted by […]

Nutrient loss in dried foods

Nutrient loss in dried foods

Did you ever wonder if a fresh food contains the same nutrients as its dried counterpart? Let’s examine what happens when food is dried. There are 4 steps involved in preserving food by drying – Harvesting Storing Processing Drying Raw, fresh food at the moment it […]

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast

We often are asked why we use nutritional yeast in some of our products. Nutritional yeast is a concentrated source of protein and B-complex vitamins and is prized for its creamy, cheese-like flavor. It makes an excellent condiment to take backpacking because it requires no […]