Theresa's Mixed Nuts: SunRidge Farms Organic Nuts Review

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

SunRidge Farms Organic Nuts Review


I am amazed that the end of the month is already here! February is right on our heels, and while it is a short month, it’s a month full of activities and love. Men love that Super Bowl will be here, women love Valentine’s Day, but most importantly, all of February is known as Heart Health Month, something we all should love! Taking care of our hearts should be a top priority for all Americans, because heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the U.S. As with many diseases, prevention is key! To reduce the risk of heart disease, quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight are all great ideas. But, did you know that eating nuts can be good for your heart too? They lower “bad” cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of blood clots, and improve the health of the lining in your arteries. Research shows that eating just 1 ounce of nuts a day can reduce the risk of heart disease. There are many nuts available, and it doesn’t really matter which nut you choose to consume, as they all contain heart healthy nutrients. I am a huge fan of nuts (It’s even in my blog title!) and will eat just about any of the varieties available, but I am choosy about which company I buy my nuts from. SunRidge Farms is at the top of that list!

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Offering Certified Organic & All Natural nuts, dried fruits, granola, cereals, trail mix, confections, grains, and beans, SunRidge Farms provides the largest selection of bulk and packaged organic and natural foods. What I just love about the company is their commitment to provide high quality products sustainably. I am extremely impressed with their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as give back to the community. Here are just a few examples of how they are making a positive impact on the environment and community:

- The use of organic farming
- The distribution facility is powered by 2500 solar panels
- The delivery trucks are biodiesel
- The sales fleet is powered with hybrid vehicles
- They offer recycling and education classes
- They pay employees $5 a day to bike to and from work
- The support of fair trade products
- Member of the Non-GMO Project, and proud sponsor of the Non-GMO Shopping Guide
- They give substantial donations of food and funds to social and environmental causes
- Co-Founder of the Bulk is Green (BIG) council, they are educating consumers, food makers and grocers learn about the environmental and economic benefits of bulk foods.

SunRidge Farms is a company that is leading by example, and it’s one that my family proudly supports!

I was recently sent some organic SunRidge Farms nuts for review.



Because of the health benefits, I like to snack on nuts every day. I’ll toss a handful in my salad, chop some up and put it in my chicken dishes, or just eat them straight out of the bag. Being a nut lover, I can tell the difference in the quality of nuts, and SunRidge Farms is leading the pack in taste and quality! All of the nuts were generously sized, and had a nice crunch. They were flavorful, but what I really liked was that none of the nuts were oily or waxy tasting. The 6 ounce packages are the perfect size. Easy to take on the go, or just pour a few into your hand for a quick snack. The zip top keeps the nuts fresh, and the packaging is BPA free. Each of SunRidge Farms packages has product specific health claims right on the front of the packaging, so you know what health benefits of each product.

·       Organic Walnuts ­ USDA-certified organic and a wonderful natural source of Vitamin E and essential minerals copper and manganese.
·       Organic Almonds ­ Full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and copious amounts of Vitamin E, potassium and magnesium.
·       Pistachios ­ A lower-calorie option among most nuts. They contain significant amounts of protein, fiber, Vitamin B6 & B1 and magnesium.
·       Tamari Roasted Almonds ­ All natural, non-GMO almonds that are freshly roasted in-house in small batches, and then coated in mouth-watering, savory, tamari shoyu. These are a pleaser for any crowd.

We will be hosting a Super Bowl Party this Sunday, and I always like to keep a few bowls of nuts out for my guests to snack on. We will definitely have crowd pleasers like almonds and pistachios on hand for the big game!

Sunridge Farms NutsSunridge Farms

 Not only does SunRidge Farms offer nuts, but you can find over 1,000 organic food items in their product line. None of their products contain preservatives, hydrogenated oils, trans fats, and are GMO free. SunRidge Farms uses only organic and natural flavors and colors and real vanilla. They sweeten their products with honey, fruit juices, maple syrup, tapioca syrup, brown rice syrup, stevia, and organic or unbleached evaporated cane juice, which all provide more vitamins and minerals because they are less processed.
 
SunRidge Farms products are sold in over 6,000 natural foods and grocery stores. If you would like to learn more about SunRidge Farms nuts, or any of their other delicious products, be sure to visit them on their website.


*Disclosure- I received the above mentioned product courtesy of the sponsor for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was provided. All opinions are genuine, based on my experience with the product, and have not been influenced by promotional items.

38 comments:

  1. I'm not big on nuts, but Chris would live on them if he could. I wonder if he's ever tried this brand. I like to buy organic when I can, so I will have to get him some :)

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  2. Organic nuts are so much better than regular nuts. At least I think so anyway. I try to eat everything I can organic.

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  3. I often have a handful of almonds as a snack because they're good for you. They also help hold my hunger off better than lots of other stuff.

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  4. sadly, we almost never eat all those nuts here since they're extremely expensive, but don't they all look nom nom and delish!

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  5. I'm not a huge fan of nuts, but these look really good! My hubby definitely loves all kinds of nuts - perhaps I can find these for him.

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  6. I love nuts and honestly don't know that I've ever eaten organic nuts. I now have to try them to see if they are as different as it seems they may be.

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  7. I am a huge fan of nuts. I keep some cashews around our house to snack on all the time when I have the munchies.

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  8. Wow, sounds like a really great company! I love that they lay their employees to bike to work. That's pretty awesome!

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  9. These look really good. I love snacking on nuts when watching movies.

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  10. I love the flavor of all the various nuts and seeds. Yes, I have tried this brand and they are definitely superior to many others out there.

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  11. I am a big nut fan too
    Specially hazelnuts and pecans
    Thanks for showing me a new brand to try

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  12. Those pistachios look amazing! Those and cashews are my favorite! I will have to check them out!

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  13. Cashews I chow down on every day, along with a handful of almonds and pumpkin seeds

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  14. I love all kinds of nuts, I mean the ones you can eat :) I would like to try those Jumbo Pistachios . It's good to know that they use organic farming.

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  15. Oh my goodness sounds like an amazing company. I had no idea that Sunridge Farms had Certified Organic nuts. And paying their employees 5 to ride their bikes to work is awesome.

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  16. omg i love nuts they are the perfect snack for me in the afternoon when i'm blogging. These sounds do yummy and good especially being organic

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  17. I absolutely love all kinds of nuts. Cashew is on of my favorite. I love that SunRidge farm offer organic products. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  18. I love nuts and organic is one thing I soo love myself too!!!!

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  19. I try to find everything organic. We constantly snack on nuts, my youngest is a big fan of almonds. I will have to look for this brand since they are organic - I love that.

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  20. We are big nut eaters in my house... Plus my mother and grandfather were taken from me due to Heart Disease... protecting my heart and my family's is on my mind daily!

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  21. Oh yum, these sounds so good! I wish the store here would carry these amazing brands. They never carry the good stuff

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  22. We run an organic household so these are definitely nuts I'd love to try. I'm glad more farmers are going down that route... Thank God
    Eliz

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  23. We are huge fans of wholesome nuts for our snacks. They are much healthier than other snack options. And I love the methods Sunridge is using to be more responsible and eco-friendly and all they do to be organic.

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  24. My kids may enjoy this but I have to pass on it for myself since I have nut allergy. I love anything organic for them.

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  25. We love nuts here and since they are organic its even better we eat so many almonds everyday not had walnuts for a while though.

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  26. Almonds, pistachios... mm hmmm hmmm, some of the best nuts out there. I'm a nut lover too, so I'll look for Sunridge Farms (grocery shopping tonight!).

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  27. Oh Theresa, I love nuts, perhaps that's why I am a Nut! lol I will get some of these Sunridge Farms next time.

    Thanks for your PINK POWER support! Everyone has been so majorly supportive, I LOVE IT!

    The movie trailer for "Gimme Shelter" was great. The lead actress does a great performance. She reminded me of Charlize Theron's acting abilities. wow.

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  28. This looks like a good and tasty treat... love organic and non GMO options

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  29. I love almonds and pistachios! I bet these are delicious. Organic nuts usually are.

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  30. I love nuts! Awesome review as always :)

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  31. Give me some pistachio and almond nuts :) I love nuts!

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  32. I love just about any kind of nuts and this being organic is a plus! I will have to check them out!

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  33. These look so good!!! Nuts is a fan favorite here!

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  34. Wow this sounds like such a great company! I love nuts but my son tested allergic to hazelnut so his allergist doesn't want him eating any of them. :( Cashews are one of our favorites though.

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  35. I agree with you that January has flown by. I love all kinds of nuts, especially if they are organic.

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  36. I love pistachios, my all time fav! and Jumbo sounds even better!

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  37. We would love these. We eat almonds almost every day for breakfast. The other nuts are good to.

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Thanks for your comments! I appreciate every one of them :)

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