NOBODY makes a better VEGGIE MIX than SFRAW!
- 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC
- LOCALLY GROWN (Ginger/Turmeric is from Hawaii)
- 100% LOW-GLYCEMIC
- SPROUTS (ANTICANCER/AGNING)
- PREBIOTIC FIBER
- ONLY THE FRESHEST & BEST SELECTED WEEKLY
You simply cannot top the incredible selection of 100% certified organic, locally grown produce, antioxidant rich sprouts, herbs, detoxifying, cleansing, microbiome building, prebiotic fiber rich INCREDIBLE fresh and nutritious produce we use in our wonderful SFRAW VEGGIE MIXES!
Smells and TASTES delicious!
The selection of produce used in our Veggie Mix is tremendous and varies week by week. We choose an abundant variety of blends of baby lettuces, winter greens, arugula, cruciferous vegetables (cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli), celery, fennel, dandelion, sunflower sprouts, broccoli sprouts, herbs such as parsley, dill, oregano, thyme/marjoram, plus ginger or turmeric, plus rotational selections of radish/roots in the winter/fall, zucchini/low-glycemic specialties in the spring/summer. We choose the best produce possible from what is seasonally available on any given day.
PREBIOTICS, ANTIOXIDANTS, MINERALS & MORE! Greens, brassicas, burdock root (awesome liver cleaner/detoxifier) and sunchokes “Jerusalem artichoke” (the fresh roots of a type of sunflower native to North America); sunflower greens/sprouts and broccoli sprouts. It’s exceptional to find a locally produced organic sunchokes and burdock root and we don’t know of anyone else adding such wonderful fresh raw organic superfood ingredients to their raw food products.
BROCCOLI SPROUTS contain the compound called sulforaphane; and is the most potent source having 10x the abundance compared to broccoli. Sulforaphane has captivated the minds of scientists all over the world with institutes such as John Hopkins University being the flag bearer of cutting-edge research. The benefits of this compound are so immense that in the past 30 years some 3,000 research publications have been produced on sulforaphane. The list of conditions which have benefitted from Sulforaphane administration in research includes: Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer (Prostate, Breast, Skin, Stomach), Chronic Inflammation, Alzheimer’s/Cognitive Impairment, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Skin/Dermal Conditions, Ageing, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Autoimmune Diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Schizophrenia, Digestive Issues. Sulforaphane has such wide-reaching health benefits because it activates the NRF2 pathway. The NRF2 pathway is a regulator of about 200 different kinds of genes including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory genes. This pathway is activated in fighting against a lot of harmful infections, diseases and autoimmune problems. To date, sulforaphane is the most potent, naturally occurring compound to have ever been discovered that triggers this pathway and improves the ability of our cells to fight off various infections.
CULINARY HERBS contain an array of healing properties and work to support cleansing and detoxification, reduce inflammation, support liver function and aid in the clearance of heavy metals from the body. For example:
- PARSLEY contains vitamin K, essential for proper blood clotting and bone health, and works to support liver cleansing.
- OREGANO is most known for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, to be effective against food-borne illnesses, common colds, flus and respiratory infections.
- GINGER contains gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties; and appears to have protective effects against cancer, age-related damage to the brain, infections from harmful bacteria and viruses. It is known to be beneficial for reliving symptoms of indigestion and related digestive discomforts.
- BURDOCK has been used as food and medicine for centuries in various ways, including as a diuretic to aid digestion. It contains a variety of nutrients such as antioxidants and inulin fiber, known to help with conditions like skin disorders (it’s a favorite of ours for animals suffering from acute moist dermatitis “hot spots”), inflammation, digestion, and liver health.
- NETTLE is high in polyphenols (antioxidants) and can aid the body in flushing harmful bacteria from the urinary tract. It may also reduce the inflammation and pain association with osteoarthritis.
MICROBIOME SUPPORT: FEED & DIVERSIFY BENEFICIAL BACTERIA
This is food for your animal’s microbiome, primarily. A little goes a long way – don’t overdo it! If veggies are enjoyed and well-tolerated by your animal, they will only need a very small amount to feed all those “good bugs” and protect them from disease! Adding more is not better when it comes to veggies for dogs/cats – they have ZERO biological or nutritional requirement for veggies. They’re optional. Indeed, feeding too much veggie only takes away from the food they are biologically adapted to best digest and can actually derive nutrients from (meat & organs).
A healthy gut microflora (your internal garden) supports a healthy immune system, neurological function, lowers inflammation in the body and promotes wellness overall.
Many things interfere with a healthy intestinal microbiome community, including antibiotics, medical procedures, pesticides (such as flea/tick/heartworm drugs), surgeries, injuries, pain medications, vaccinations, poor dietary choices (refined carbohydrates, in particular, but also non-organic foods, processed diets, carcinogen containing foods, fats subjected to high heat, and foods tainted with glyphosate), and even physical or emotional stress. Including prebiotic foods such as sunchoke, dandelion, burdock, asparagus, and others regularly in the diet supports beneficial intestinal bacteria, with a corresponding decrease in bacteria known to be pathogenic and putrefactive.
A healthy intestinal microbiome community enhances nutrient absorption, improves blood sugar control, cancer cell activity and insulin normalization, and has anti-bacterial and anti-tumor actions via the production of butyrate in the gut. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid synthesized from non-absorbed carbohydrate by colonic microbiota.
INULIN is a prebiotic fiber that specifically supports (“feeds”) friendly gut bacteria like the bifidobacteria group. Feeding the beneficial bacteria allows these species to flourish and effectively crowd out potentially harmful bacteria species which protects your animals against bacterial dysbiosis and infections. Developing a diversity of beneficial bacteria in the gut has innumerable benefits from mood, reducing anxiety, improving cognitive function, to supporting a healthy and strong immune system, resistance to autoimmune diseases (such as allergies and thyroid diseases), and normalizing bowel function.
DANDELION is a true superfood – prized for being a liver/kidney cleansing food, and digestive aid that is a super nutritious source of vitamins and minerals such as potassium that is among those foods highest in inulin (sunchoke is another!) It also helps the liver remove toxins more efficiently, has powerful liver-protecting properties, and prevents urinary tract infections. Dandelion greens also contain the flavonoid zeaxanthin, as well as the carotenoid lutein, both of which may help shield the retina from ultraviolet rays and reduce the risk for eye damage. The carotenoids alpha-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin are present in dandelion greens as well — these compounds have been found to help lower the risk of lung and mouth cancers.
RAW GOAT MILK is an A2 milk which means it is considered easier to digest than non-A2 cow’s milk. It is higher in some minerals and vitamins than cow’s milk (selenium, calcium, potassium, sodium, copper, manganese, and niacin). This is a ‘live food product’ – goat milk is naturally homogenized, with naturally occurring beneficial bacteria and powerful enzymes remaining fully active. It contains 22 amino acids, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, immunoglobulins, minerals, antioxidants and natural CLA. It is one of the highest sources of minerals and electrolytes with higher level of heart-healthy, cancer-killing, fat-soluble vitamins A, D and K2. Raw milk from grass-fed animals is a rich source of butyrate, a short chain fatty acid that’s widely known to control health issues related to inflammation, slow metabolism, and stress resistance. The type of butterfat from pasture-raised raw full-fat dairy contains a nutrient, originally referred to as “activator X”, now known as vitamin K2 – plus vitamin D3 & coagulated linoleic acid (CLA) – are of great interest. According to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer, CLA provided by this nourishing food has been tied to cancer prevention. We’re still learning about all the benefits, but we know these nutrients build better brains, cognitive function, bones and immune system function.
MILK FROM GUERNSEY GOATS are a rare, protected British heritage breed from the Isle of Guernsey. They provide exceptional milk that is creamier than standard dairy goat breeds thanks to having a higher butterfat content. Their milk is mild, with a pleasant fresh taste. This is the creamiest, nutrient-dense milk around!
Learn more about the benefits of raw goat milk in my blog posts here:
Seasonal Powerhouse: Raw Goat Milk – Why It’s Wonderful & Suggestions on How to Feed
Making & Using Raw Goat Milk Slurry for Naturally Reared Puppies/Young Dogs
The amazing benefits provided by all these carefully selected ingredients are really cool! We’re super happy to include these humble superfoods in our SFRAW Veggie Mixes, SFRAW Vitality and SFRAW Formulas. This is just one of the MANY reasons why SFRAW foods are, well, the BEST — indeed, we know and witness that our food is nutritionally superior and unique when compared to other prepared raw diets. We’re pretty sure this is one of the reasons why we hear and see all the time how switching to SFRAW foods can result in significant improvements in your animal’s health overall.
FEEDING: This is an entirely optional supplement that provides additional antioxidants, fiber, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Offer VEGGIE MIX to your pet to freely consume on their own (not mixed in) as a side serving, offering to your pet alone “as is” or plated with other foods on a platter. It is important to first determine that they enjoy and tolerate VEGGIE MIX (do not have a negative reaction or digestive issues). Please do not mix it in to their meals until after you have verified and tested that they truly enjoy eating them. There’s no reason to force your animal to eat veggies; and doing so may even be harmful for specific individuals. So, add as enjoyed by your pet, but don’t force it. We recommend an ideal of 5-12.5% but to never exceed 20% of your pet’s total diet.
HANDLING: KEEP FROZEN UNTIL USE. Defrost under 40 degrees (do not use oven or microwave); feed or refreeze within 2 days.
- Organic Greens Mesclun Lettuce Spring Mix
- Organic Greens Arugula, Wild
- Organic Greens Sweet Salad Mix
- Organic Greens Dandelion Greens (Green/Red)
- Organic Greens Baby Kale, Mixed
- Organic Greens Beet Greens
- Organic Greens Bok Choy
- Organic Greens Chard Swiss (Green/Rainbow)
- Organic Greens Chicory Greens
- Organic Greens Escarole
- Organic Greens Lettuce Green/Red Leaf
- Organic Greens Mustard Greens
- Organic Greens Tatsoi
- Organic Greens Turnip Greens
- Organic Greens Kale, Dino
- Organic Greens Radicchio
- Organic Greens Fennel Bulb/Greens
- Organic Celery
- Organic Cabbage Napa/Green
- Organic Cabbage Red
- Organic Cauliflower
- Organic Broccoli Raab
- Organic Broccoli
- Organic Zucchini
- Organic Daikon Radish
- Organic Burdock root
- Organic Artichoke Jerusalem/Sunchoke
- Organic Rutabaga
- Organic Stinging Nettles
- Organic Sprouts Sunflower Greens/Sprouts
- Organic Sprouts Broccoli Sprouts
- Organic Ginger or Turmeric root
- Organic Herb Parsley
- Organic Herb Dill Weed
- Organic Herb Oregano
- Organic Herb Thyme
- Organic Herb Peppermint
- Organic Herb Rosemary
- Locally Pasture-Raised Raw Goat Milk
Our veggie mixes are available as the base veggies/sprouts/herbs mix (VEGGIE MIX) or with added local raw pasture-raised goat milk/kefir (VEGGIE MIX WITH GOAT MILK) or as our potent “Superfood Smoothie” version (VITALITY BLEND) where we add to the Veggie Mix with Raw Goat Milk, 100% Organic & Raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw carob, kelp, dulse, spirulina, soaked/sprouted sunflower/pumpkin seeds; SFRAW’s Seasonal Nutritive Herb Blend changed each season (Winter, Fall, Spring, Summer); Wholefood Superfruit Blend for Vitamin C (camu camu, acerola cherry, rosehips, amla); Unrefined, Fair-trade/Animal-friendly Red Palm Oil for unique tocopherols and tocotrienols (vitamin E), alpha-carotene/beta-carotenes, additional antioxidants like CoEnzyme Q10.
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