We are happy to assure you that all of Foods Alive's seeds are raw, Organic, Non-GMO, non-irradiated, and produced without pesticides. You can sprout them, grind them, or drop them into your drinks or smoothies and they retain their nutritional benefits. Purchase this Variety Pack and save 10%! In this variety pack you'll receive one of each of the following:
BLACK SESAME SEED
Are your black sesame seeds the whole entire seed or just the inside of the seed only?
Our black sesame seeds are the entire raw seed. This includes the shell.
Are your black sesame seeds painted black or are any other substances added to make it look darker?
No. There are different variables that cause the seeds to look unique and different with each crop/season when it's harvested. Our supplier runs the Black Sesame Seed through a machine called a Color Sortex Machine that sorts the seeds with regards to a consistent size and color and removes all impurities. We receive a certificate of analysis for each batch of Black Sesame Seed that analyzes and shows that it's safe to consume. Before we purchase each batch of Black Sesame Seed, we receive a sample and test it to make sure it sprouts and then we press it into oil and check the taste of the oil. It must pass all of these tests before we choose a batch of Black Sesame Seed.
What is the difference between gold and brown flax seed?
Nutritionally, not much. Our reason for using golden flax seed is taste. Golden flax seed has a fresher and nuttier flavor, while brown flax seed can often have a bitter flavor.
Does flax seed need to be ground up?
Not necessarily, the flaxseed in our Flax Crackers is soaked in water and then dehydrated. Soaking breaks down the hard outer shell and starts the life process. Dehydrating then makes the seed crunchy so you can easily chew them with your teeth. This chewing process also brings your own digestive enzymes in to the equation making the flax even more digestible. However, if you are eating flaxseed that has not been soaked, it is best to grind them.
- Orders over $49 qualify for free shipping! (Order total must be over $49 after discounts are applied) Otherwise, shipping is only $7.55 (Contiguous U.S. only)
If you live outside of the U.S. or in Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us for a shipping quote.
- Orders are generally shipped within 24-48 business hours of being placed. However, please note that we do not ship on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The reason we do not ship on Fridays is that we try to avoid our products sitting on a shipping truck over the weekend.