The Secret Behind the Goodness
Antioxidant Goodness in Herbs and Spices* An antioxidant is a molecule capable of inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction which can produce free radicals which are highly-reactive oxygen molecules. A surplus of free radicals can damage cells leading to degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, and many more. The apparent antioxidant capacity of fruits and vegetables assessed in the laboratory is related to the positive health benefits of a plant food diet, and so may have a role in the free-radical theory of disease onset and aging. Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro. A wide variety of foods has been tested using this methodology, with certain spices and herbs having some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants found in nature as reflected by their ORAC. "Rich in antioxidants" usually means at least a ORAC rating of 1000 per 100 g. *Source: Wikipedia [table id=1 /] Sustainability Being a business that begins with nature in the form of raw ingredients, HerbNZest believes in preserving and protecting its resources. In that regard, we apply sustainable materials and practices as much as possible within our supply chain process, reduce waste and protect our environment.
- We recycle at our production facility
- We use sustainable materials such as glass jars with metal caps for packaging our product