Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

How do I Know Food is Organic Without an Organic Certification Logo?

Logos of various organic food certification bodies

We recently had a customer email us the following questions regarding how we label our organic health foods: The products we source at our facility are received certified organic, labelling our products with the appropriate certification lot numbers is something we do for source transparency and to track any product issues that should arise. Unless […]

Sprouting Raw Buckwheat to Maximize Nutrition

spoon with sprouted buckwheat grouts

Buckwheat is a highly nutritious and versatile seed that can be consumed raw or toasted, cooked or uncooked, and even ground into flour for baking. Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat contains no wheat (100% gluten-free) and is not a grain. Like most nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes, soaking and sprouting is the best way to […]

Benefits of New Zealand Whey Protein

new zealand whey protein

When we started U-RAAW! back in 2013, our goal was to hand-pick the highest quality products and ingredients we could find. Initially, we didn’t offer whey protein isolate as an independent product in our online store. We did however use it in many of our protein bar and smoothie recipes, so it was particularly important […]

5 Nutritious Canadian Grown Superfoods Available Year-Round

Wild Blueberries and Cranberries from Canada

At U-RAAW! we try to carry as many Canadian grown nuts, seeds, and dried fruits as we can. Unfortunately due to Canada’s harsh winters, it’s hard to compete with other countries that are warm and sunny year-round. For this reason, the availability of Canadian-grown products can be rather limited. The good news is that despite […]

Is Detoxing Really Healthy?

Detox diets are a popular way to supposedly cleanse your system of harmful toxins. However, evidence that supports the health benefits of detoxing is lacking. Depending on the type of detox and length of time, detoxing can prove harmful or helpful. Detox diets can be many things. They can be diets that rest your organs […]