Some of our products contain flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. They are also a good source of the B vitamins, protein, and zinc. They are low in saturated fats and calories, and contain no cholesterol. Essential fatty acids are considered necessary for health. They cannot be made by the body and must be supplied through the diet. Essential fatty acids are believed to improve the skin and hair, reduce blood pressure, aid in the prevention of arthritis, lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and reduce the risk of blood clot formation. They are beneficial for candidiasis, cardiovascular disease, eczema, and psoriasis. They are needed for the normal development and functioning of the brain.
Also called fruit sugar and levulose, this extremely sweet substance is a by-product of fruits and honey. It's more water-soluble than glucose and sweeter than sucrose. Unlike glucose, it can be used by diabetics. Fructose comes in granulated and syrup forms.
Green tea accented with toasted brown rice. This tea is highly prized for its nutty flavor and is common in most Japanese households.
Tiny pellets of hand-rolled, fresh Chinese tea. Generally made from small to medium-sized leaves. Keeps the longest of all teas, green or black. Leaves unfold in your cup as you brew them. Sometimes scented with dried rose or jasmine flowers.
Rainbow carries a huge assortment of herbal teas to help you nurse through practically any ailment. From soothing a sore throat, to easing yourself to sleep and curbing a mood swing from stress or PMS, we strive to bring you the best quality herbal teas. Here you'll find companies like Yogi Tea, Traditional Medicinals, Triple Leaf, Bija, Numi, Stash and Celestial Seasonings.
Extracted from flower nectar by bees. It contains fructose, glucose, and sucrose.
While we do carry a few items containing hydrogenated oils in the bakery department, we are doing our best to eliminate them altogether. Evidence is demonstrating to us that they are not a healthy option! They primarily appear in vegan products in the form of margarine as a substitute for butter. We try to encourage companies to use other options such as canola oil. (ABC Cookies have recently eliminated hydrogenated oils from some of their flavors). The process of hydrogenation involves bubbling hydrogen into a liquid fat, creating what is known as a trans-fatty acid. It is a molecular manipulation which ends up confusing the body, which thinks the trans fats can be processed like unsaturated fats. Trans fatty acids are not found in nature, but they are associated with hardening of the arteries, heart disease, inflammatory illnesses and some forms of cancer. Although trans fats are unsaturated, they appear similar to saturated fats in terms of their effect on blood cholesterol levels. Some studies suggest that trans fats may raise LDL- and total blood cholesterol levels much like saturated fats do. Foods that contain these oils must list "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" in the ingredient statement of the food label.