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Organic food has gained popularity in recent years, but do you know the benefits of eating organic?

Here are a couple: organic food is typically fresher, higher in nutrients and vitamins, better for the environment, and contain fewer pesticides!

But, what does the term "organic" really mean?

"The term “organic” refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. While the regulations vary from country to country, in the U.S., organic crops must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, bioengineered genes (GMOs), petroleum-based fertilizers, and sewage sludge-based fertilizers."

We are so proud that all of our products are certified USDA Organic with no added sugars or preservatives. We truly believe that...

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Our mission is to create healthy, sustainable products that are not only good for your body, but good for the environment, too! The glass jars that our salsas and pasta sauces come in can be re-purposed in many ways, but one of the best ways some people in our company like to use them is as mini storage containers for spices, lentils, and other cookable, storeagable items. Supriya, our head blogger, uses many of her old glass bottles as storage containers for rice, quinoa, and pastas--making cooking a cinch!But why re-use our glass containers? For starters, cutting down on plastic use reduces the amount of carbon released into the air and reduces our carbon footprint--making Mother Earth very happy! By recycling glass containers, not onl...

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Having a get-together with friends but don’t have a whole lot of time to make any fun appetizers?

With our wide array of salsas, use your favorite cracker, veggie, or pita chip to spice up your normal snacks! For an added treat, use any of our salsas in a delicious 7 Layer Bean dip with sour cream, guacamole, crushed tortilla chips, and cheese to make for a irresistible party hor d'oeuvre!

One of our favorite recipes is:

7 Layer Bean Dip

Ingredients:16-oz. can refried beans2 cups sour cream1-1/4 oz. pkg. taco seasoning mix2 avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed2 teaspoons lemon juice3 cloves garlic, minced2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese4 green onions, diced1/4 cup black olives, sliced1 tomato, dicedtortilla chips1 can of our Foods of ...

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Hi, everyone! Welcome to our first ever post for Foods of the Vine! This blog is meant to help all of our customers not only better understand the company, its’ employees and its’ mission, but also better understand our product and the multitude of ways our customers can use it. We will be posting regularly, so please be sure to check back for updates, pictures, and fun links to other resources that might come in handy when you're thinking about healthy eating, preservative-free lifestyle tips, organic recipes, and much more! For any questions, comments, or concerns about the blog, please reach out to Supriya Lal, our head blogger, at supriya@foodsofthevine.com! Have a great week!

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