* I received samples of these products in exchange for my review. All the thoughts and opinions shared are 100% all mine. *
Lately our country seems to have an issue with transparency.
No, I’m not talking about political figures or CEO’s of companies. I’m talking about the transparency of our food system. Our government, unfortunately, thinks that we, as consumers, don’t need to know what’s in our food or how our food may have been genetically altered. It’s a sad reality, but large, financially rich companies, are trying really hard to convince our political leaders that they they know best.
Knowing all of this can be overwhelming and may seem hopeless , but we can make a difference by speaking with our wallets when we go shopping. Purchasing products that willingly share where the food is from and that it is not genetically modified supports the companies that are looking out for the customer and hits the wallets of those who aren’t.
Transparency Comes to the U.S. with The Real Co
The Real Co, Inc recently announced its U.S. debut of the first certifiable 100% Single Origin products including Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, and organically grown White Basmati Rice. The Real Co is pioneering Single Origin in food products, which is an exciting and transparent new food category and method of sourcing products globally and delivering it at a local level. The Real Co enters partnerships with farmers and growers around the world that don’t have an established route to distribute their products and creates a way to share their commodity with the world. The company brings full transparency and sustainability to the U.S. food industry.
The Real Co products are carefully inspected and sourced by company representatives, and go straight from farm to shelf, eliminating the need for any middlemen. This unique 100% Single Origin method allows everyone in the world to enjoy what is usually impossible to experience: unique, tasty, freshly farmed/mined products at affordable prices.
Every grain of salt, sugar and rice can be traced to its source, which is shared on every package of food bearing The Real Co name. Every food item has the Non-GMO Project Verified seal and is harvested from one single place, single farm or single family.
The packaging offers its own “transparent” view of the food, with a clear window that shows off the natural salt, sugar, or rice inside. The workers at every farm are paid a fair wage, and the end result is the highest quality organic food. Every product is then packaged in the United States.
The business model for the The Real Co is founded on a direct farm-to-market delivery system, which offers farms distribution to the U.S., cutting out the middleman, and offering both retailers and stores great natural food products at low costs.
“We are a company founded on the notion that transparency is vital, and that consumers have the right to know where their foods are from,” says Belal Elbanna, CEO of The Real Co Inc. “The Real Co foods come right from their source and offer best of class products at best prices.”
The Real Co Inc foods include:
The Real Co Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, handcrafted, at the Himalayan Mountains. This salt is 100% pure; 100% Single Origin; non-GMO; has 84 active minerals in every grain; is unrefined and mountain washed in Himalayan mountain water. The salt is available in a 20-ounce tub container for a suggested retail price of $6.99 or in a saltshaker container for a suggested retail price of $9.49.
The Real Co Organic Raw Cane Sugar is 100% natural and organic; 100% Single Origin; raw and alive with natural vitamins and minerals; instantly dissolves in hot or cold liquids and is non-GMO. The sugar is available in 2 sizes: 8-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.69 and 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $4.49
The Real Co White Basmati Rice is 100% natural and 100% Single Origin; low-GI and pre biotic; non-GMO and is gluten free. The rice is available in 2 sizes: 16-ounce at a suggested retail price of $3.99 and 32-ounce at a suggested retail price of $6.49.
My Review ~ The Real Co ~ Organic Salt and White Basmati Rice
I get so excited when I find good, healthy foods that are made by companies that care. As stated above, The Real Co seems to be one of those very companies and I am more than happy to help support them and share their product with you my.
I have actually used the Himalayan salt in quite a few dishes since receiving it, but for this review purpose, I decided to combine both the use of the salt and the Basmati Rice in one delicious roasted veggies over rice dish.
First let me say that I LOVED how laid back and easy to read the instructions were. No over the top details, just some ‘serve it with a smile’ type how to’s.
With that being said, I was a little nervous making this rice. I have always done the 1 cup of rice 2 cups of water type thing, so just adding a bunch of water had me a little scared, but it worked out perfectly. The rice was nice a fluffy and made a a great bed for the the roasted vegetables.
I learned quickly – well from trial and error with some roasted potatoes- that The Real Co Himalayan Pink Salt is definitely 100% pure. What that means is that you put about HALF of what you think you need on your dish.
I was extremely please with both of these products and will happily be looking to restock my pantry with these transparent food items very soon.
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