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Nuts.com’s Guide to Superpowders with Superpowers

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Explore a new cooking frontier with healthy cooking powders.  These superpowders boast nutritional superpowers, and we’ve got the scoop on them all!

1. Chlorella

Chlorella is an emerald green single-celled freshwater algae that grows naturally in lakes and ponds.  It’s full of cleansing chlorophyll and made up of at least 60% crude protein.  Chlorella’s nutrients include all nine essential amino acids, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and Vitamin E.  Whoa!  Who knew nature could pack so much into a single-celled algae!

Chlorella’s powerful nutrients make it a natural detoxifying agent, immunity-booster, hypertension reliever, and infection fighter.

Chlorella’s taste is similar to that of green tea and adds a subtle flavor to smoothies, salad dressings, sauces, juices, pesto, and guacamole.  You can also get more creative and whip up green eggs & ham!

2. Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that commonly grows in freshwater lakes and ponds.  It’s considered a complete protein because it contains an ideal balance of all 9 essential amino acids.  This superfood is also loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, potassium, and antioxidants.  It has 26 times as much calcium as milk and is a more potent antioxidant than blueberries.

Health benefits of this superpowder may include a boost in metabolism, blood pressure stabilization, and a decrease in LDL cholesterol.

Like chlorella, you can add spirulina to smoothies, juices, sauces, dressings, and guacamole.  Or, for the more adventurous cooks, try it in a spirulina pate or a chia spirulina fresca.

3. Maca Powder

Maca powder is made from maca, an adaptogenic root known for its dynamic natural effects, including boosts in energy, relief from stress, and increases in libido.  Adding maca to your daily diet can promote better endocrine system health and may even relieve ulcers, mild depression, and menopause symptoms.

Maca powder is high in protein, boasting 4 grams in just ½ ounce.  It also serves up a dose of calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, and seven essential amino acids.

Maca has a mild taste that blends well into baked goods, such as breads, pancakes, and muffins.  Just add maca to your baking flour and mix well!  You can also sprinkle maca over your food or stir it into juice, smoothies, or yogurt.

4. Moringa Powder

Mor inga leaf powder is one of nature’s most nutritious foods, filled with nutrients and antioxidants.  The powder contains seven times the Vitamin C found in oranges, four times the beta carotene of carrots, three times the iron of spinach, four times as much calcium as milk, three times the potassium of bananas and more fiber than oats.

This superpowder couldn’t be easier to use!  Just mix a teaspoon into juice, beverages, smoothies, or yogurt.

5. Acai Powder

Our organic acai powder is made from super-fruit acai berries, which have more antioxidants than almost any other fruit.  The powder also contains high levels of fatty acids, amino acids, and dietary fiber.

Acai powder is a feisty fighter of free radicals.  The nutritional benefits are preserved in the freeze-drying process of preparing our powder.

Mix the powder into smoothies, fruit juices, yogurt, and desserts for a slightly tart, tropical taste.

6. Wheatgrass Powder

This powder is made of all natural wheatgrass, a potent leafy green vegetable.  Our non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) wheatgrass powder is chock full of beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll, fiber, iron, and vitamin K.

Preliminary studies on wheatgrass powder suggest that wheatgrass may help to reduce total cholesterol.  Wheatgrass powder may also detoxify, increase metabolism, reduce highblood pressure, and act as a natural sleep aid.

Wheatgrass powder has a slightly grassy taste with a hint of sweetness.  Mix a tablespoon of wheatgrass powder with juice, smoothie, or water, or sprinkle the powder into a creamy salad dressing.

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25 Responses to “Nuts.com’s Guide to Superpowders with Superpowers”

  1. David Poignard

    What is the cost of the chlorella, spirulina, maca, moringa, acai and wheatgrass powders?

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi David, please find your answers below. If you’d like organic powders in addition to the acai, please search nuts.com.
      Chlorella: $17.99/lb
      Spirulina: $9.99/lb
      Maca: $11.99/lb
      Moringa: $13.99/lb
      Acai (organic): $16.99/4 oz bag
      Wheatgrass: $7.99/lb

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  2. Jeremiah

    These plants sound amazing, is there any combination they shouldn’t be taken in?

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Jeremiah, not that we know of! If you have any concerns, please check with your doctor.

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  3. Lisa Blakely

    What is the country of orgin for your organic raw red maca powder

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  4. Ellie

    So impressed with your site!

    Fell into your site looking for Sucanat in bulk; stayed a LONG time, said WOW a lot!

    Questions on the ‘superpowders’ –

    For storage purposes, how big are the 1# bags of powders (roughly) compared to other familiar products. They are so light, a pound must be big (compared to, say, a pound of beans). So — compare to a 5-pound bag of sugar/flour or other familiar package?

    I think I saw somewhere here that a customer can buy samples (qty?/$2.50?). Am I correct in this? How much is in the sample (weight and volume equivalent)?

    Years ago, after an acute exposure to complicated industrial toxins, every system in my body was affected. In particular, my gut and digestive functions were severely impaired. I kept myself alive at first by figuring out how to take in as much nutrition as possible while taxing my digestive system as little as possible — thus my interest in the ‘superpowders’. Later, I found that using macrobiotic principles/foods, I was able to extend my food selection and slowly regain strength. (So glad to see mochi here! Why no miso? Or seaweeds? Or dried greens among the dried veg? Not complaining, just excited about the prospect of using your products!)

    RE: superpowders — would you consider offering ‘sample packs’, along the lines of: Pack of 4 to 8 powders, half selected by you (ie, most popular, ‘hottest new’), with drop-down box for customers to choose remainder (including an option ‘surprise me!’). Prices per sample slightly lower than individual sample (ie, if individual sample is $2.50, ‘pack’ price would be, say, $2.00-2.25). I’m thinking one sample as about 4 tablespoons — enough for a few trys-outs.

    Best wishes for your continued success!

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Ellie, we’re happy to hear that your health has improved by using macrobiotic foods and principles! To answer your questions:

      The 1 lb. bags have dimensions of 6.5 x 10.5 inches. They typically aren’t as deep as a bag of flour. Some of our customers like to transfer them to other storage containers for organization purposes.

      Yes, we offer samples of certain products: http://www.nuts.com/samples Each is around 2 oz.

      Yes, all imported powders are tested for heavy metals and foreign metals. They can email CS about a particular product or COA.

      If there are products you’d like to suggest to us, the best way is to submit them via http://www.nuts.com/search.

      Hope that helps!

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  5. Mike

    I am concerned about metal poisoning. Has the supplements been tested? Where can I get a copy of the test results?

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Mike, yes, all imported powders are tested for heavy metals and foreign metals. You can email customer service at care@nuts.com about a particular product or certificate of analysis.

      Reply
  6. Diane Black,MS,RD,CDE

    would love to open Nuts.com in west palm beach or tampa, austin, and then run for you-I would need to learn more but brother (engineer) yrs ago used to eat spirulina. I am an RD,CDE and all but dissertation in nutritional biochemistry-perfect to provide credibility. Call me: 412-400-3204 from Pittsburgh so friendly but living in downtown Austin with husband and in my early 50′s-responsible.

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Diane, we don’t have plans to open other locations besides our family-run location in Cranford, NJ, but thanks for reaching out to us!

      Reply
  7. rowena

    I know acai has to be refrigerated, does the rest of the powders need refrigeration? Thanks

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Rowena, it’s best to check each product page (lower left corner), because storage recommendations vary. For example, maca powder keeps longer under refrigeration, but refrigeration isn’t recommended for spirulina or chlorella.

      Reply
  8. Tom

    Just a suggestion: These super powders should be tried by everyone. How about offering a package of all 6 in 4 oz. quantities of each powder. Buying a pound of each (aside from the acai) would be tough for some, and if they could try smaller amounts before buying in bulk, might be inclined to continue using with the larger sizes. Thanks for the great info and keep offering us such awesome products.

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  9. Mai

    Hello, is there any real difference between your regular and organic superpowder?
    Are organic powders certified and do you test for any pesticides like the way you test for heavy metals?

    Reply
  10. The Nutty Scoop

    Hi Mai – our organic superpowders are certified organic, which means the ingredients are grown without the use of any pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge or ionizing radiation. You can read more about our certified organic products here: http://www.nuts.com/organic/

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  11. Angela

    Are your regular superpowders as opposed to organic grown with pesticides, synthetic fertlizers, genetically modified organisms, sewage sludge or ionizing radiation?

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    • The Nutty Scoop

      Hi Angela – our organic superpowders are certified organic and meet these requirements: http://www.nuts.com/organic/ Our non-organic superpowders are non-GMO but are conventionally grown so could be grown with pesticides. Thanks!

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  12. Ellah

    I am just in awe! Trying to transition from meat eating to vegetarian/vegan and looking at these products just got my inspiration on! I really appreciate the work you are doing! Be blessed!

    Plus excited to boost my immune system! xxx

    Reply
    • The Nutty Scoop

      Good luck with the new healthy eating plan, Ellah! We’re happy you found the post useful :)

      Reply
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