What is Kosher?

Contrary to popular belief, a kosher product has nothing to do with a Rabbi’s blessing. Instead, kosher food conforms to Jewish dietary laws, which can be addressed via the following main categories:

  1. Where does the food come from? Jewish dietary laws specifies which animals may be eaten and which may not. For example, cattle, fish with fins and scales, chicken, and turkey are allowed. However, pigs, shellfish, birds or prey, rodents, and insects are all forbidden. Also, any product derived from forbidden animals is also forbidden. Furthermore, all unprocessed fruits and vegetables are kosher. 
  2. All meat must be slaughtered and prepared in accordance with Jewish law
  3. Meat and dairy must be separated when eating them and preparing them. A kosher kitchen calls for separate cooking utensils and cleaning methods for each meat and dairy. 

These are just the main points. There are several other stipulations when deciding if a food is kosher or not. For more information, check out the following sites:

Kof-K
OK Kosher

Onset Worldwide is beginning our kosher certification process! 

Tour de Farm NJ – Hunterdon County

Onset Worldwide’s owners, Tom & Sara, are signed up for the Hunterdon County NJ Tour de Farm on August 2, 2015. They are participating in a 20 mile bicycle ride on the roads of NJ, stopping at 6 or 7 farms along the way for a small “tasting” and tours. The ticket price includes a locally sourced breakfast, a Tour de Farm t-shirt, the farm tastings, and the cycling tour. Join us today!

Benefits of Sprouting

Onset Worldwide is now supplying sprouted products, including:

  • Sprouted Quinoa
  • Sprouted Quinoa Flour
  • Organic Sprouted Quinoa
  • Organic Sprouted Quinoa Flour

Thanks to Ray, our new sales manager in the Midwest, Texas, and Arizona, for his research on sprouted grains, nuts, and seeds.

“The process of germination not only produces vitamin C but also changes the composition of grain and seeds in numerous beneficial ways. Sprouting increases vitamin B content… Carotene increases dramatically…Sprouting neutralizes phytic acid, a substance…that inhibits absorption of calcium.”

“Almost any grain or seed can be sprouted”, including chia seeds and quinoa. What is so remarkable “is the ability of this sprout to produce a whole range of substances – principally vitamins and enzymes – that are completely absent, or present only in extremely small amounts, in the unsprouted seed”. 

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SOURCE: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon