About Our Products
What is cascara and how is it beneficial?
Cascara is the spanish word for “husk”, also known as coffee cherry. Cascara has more antioxidants than blueberries, acai, and more. It has been measured with an ORAC value of (343,900), compared to Turmeric (127,068) or wild blueberries (9,621), according to Superfoodly.
How does cascara taste?
Cascara has an incredibly unique flavor. Its flavor can best be described as a combination of the following tasting notes: rosehip, honey, tart, and earthy.
Where do coffee cherries come from?
Coffee cherries come from coffee farms around the world. It is the fruit that houses the coffee bean.
What are mycotoxins?
Mycotoxins are a type of fungus that grows on coffee cherries while they decompose. They pose a serious threat to humans and when consumed can lead to immune deficiencies and even cancer. Neovida is proud to offer a product that is free from mycotoxins, unlike many coffee cherry teas on the market.
What are the health benefits of cascara?
There are too many to list! Cascara is packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and antioxidants. It's like a health food store in a cup!
What farms do you source from?
We are currently sourcing from Mexico with plans to export from Panama and India. The farms we source from are organic and biodynamic.
How do I use Cascara?
Cascara can be used as an add-in for smoothies, acai or yogurt bowls, with oatmeal, and even baking! Cascara tea can be brewed like any other tea, our personal favorite is using it in a french press!
What does biodynamic mean and why does it matter?
Biodynamic is a farming technique created by Rudolf Steiner from Austria. It is similar to organic farming, however it places greater emphasis on protecting the environment. The slogan behind biodynamics is 'to leave the environment better than when you found it.'
Is cascara better than coffee?
It's not a matter of better or worse, it's a matter of different benefits. Cascara provides a clean source of energy, while coffee provides a caffeine boost. Both have their own unique advantages, so why not enjoy both?
Can I still drink coffee while taking cascara?
Absolutely! Cascara and coffee complement each other perfectly. Plus, who can resist a good old cup of joe?
Can I use cascara in baking?
You betcha! Cascara adds a delightful, fruity flavor to your favorite baked goods. It's like a secret ingredient that only you know about.
Is cascara vegan and gluten-free?
Yes, cascara is vegan and gluten-free, making it suitable for a wide range of diets.
Is cascara environmentally friendly?
Yes, cascara is environmentally friendly! By using the entire coffee fruit, including the cascara, coffee farmers are able to reduce waste and create a more sustainable product. Plus, it's a win-win situation: you get a delicious and nutritious drink, and the planet gets a little bit of love.