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➡️What is coconut? Coconut can be considered a fruit, a nut, and a seed. To be more specific, it’s a fibrous one-seeded drupe. When picked from the coconut palm tree, it is hard and green and that layer is called the exocarp. Under that layer is the husk (it looks brown and hairy) and is called the mesocarp. Inside that is the endocarp, which is the outside of the seed. Open up the seed and you’ll get to the white layer of coconut “meat” and liquid.

➡️ What are the different food products that are made from coconut? Coconut is a hugely versatile food and a perfect substitute for many things when adhering to a #glutenfreedairyfree way of eating. Some products made from coconut: coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut flakes (desiccated coconut), coconut water, coconut flour, coconut vinegar, coconut sugar (made from the sap of the flower on the coconut palm), coconut butter (also known as coconut manna), and coconut aminos (a #glutenfree soy sauce alternative made from fermentation of the sap of the coconut plant.)

➡️ What are some interesting facts about coconut? Coconut oil can be considered a superfood due to its medium-chain triglyceride (MCTs) content. Whether supporting a weight loss program, moisturizing skin and hair, or metabolizing into energy, coconut oil can have a significant role for your body. Coconut also has notable anti-viral and anti-microbial properties as well.

Coconut is rich in fiber, Vitamin B6, iron, and minerals like magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc.

Did you know that beyond the fruit and water of the coconut that we consume as food, consumers also use the husk and shells as a potting medium, carbon filtration, charcoal, bio-fuel, and even organic cat litter. Another use for the husks is the production of coir, which manufacturers use in making mattresses, doormats, and more.

➡️Which #paleoplatery selections contain coconut? 

Coconut oil: roasted root vegetableswhipped cheesecake, chocolate silk pie, carob silk pie, “oatmeal” cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, carob chunk cookies, AIP muffins

Coconut flour: banana waffles, chocolate silk pie, carob silk pie, “oatmeal” cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, carob chunk cookies, AIP muffins

Coconut milk: whipped cheese cake, chocolate silk pie, carob silk pie, butternut squash queso

Coconut sugar: carob silk pie, chocolate silk pie, gingersnap cookies, chocolate chunk cookies, carob chunk cookies, pork loin with saskatoon balsamic glaze

Shredded Coconut: “oatmeal” cookies

Coconut Manna: chocolate chunks, carob chunks

Coconut Aminos: cauliflower Alfredo sauce, citrus salmon glaze, butternut squash queso, AIP bbq sauce, paleo bbq sauce, honey garlic sauce, pork loin with saskatoon balsamic glaze


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Durango Smoked Sea Salt

Durango-Hickory Smoked Salt

➡️ What is smoked salt? Durango Smoked Sea Salt by Canadian Small Business The Salt Cellar is created when delicate Pacific sea salt flakes are naturally smoked with untreated Hickory wood, resulting in a full, smoked flavour without turning bitter. There is no liquid smoke (which often contains additional unwanted ingredients) and no artificial flavour added. Hickory smoked flavour is often synonymous with the flavour of southern cooking. It is a fantastic flavour booster.

➡️ Where do we source our smoked salt? We use @passionateaboutsalt as our supplier. They are located in Okotoks, Alberta and operate as a small team. They pride themselves on being local and they produce their blends in-house. They make their blends in small batches ensuring freshness. They started by selling at farmer's markets and then expanded into retail shops. They also sell in bulk to restaurants.

➡️ Where does @passionateaboutsalt get their salt?
All their salts are hand-harvested, unrefined sea salts from around the world. From the salt ponds in France to the salt deposits deep in the Himalayan Mountains.

➡️ Which #paleoplatery selections contain Durango-Hickory Smoked Salt? You’ll find it in our rib cutlet meal and rib cutlet 4 pack, sprinkled on our roasted asparagus, and in our AIP pumpkin bbq sauce which is available in a 4oz serving size, on our AIP BBQ Chicken Wings, and on our short rib meal.


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We source our honey locally from Waldbee Honey Farms. They conform to the highest standards and are regularly inspected by the CFIA. Located in East Selkirk, Manitoba they are owned/operated by a father and son team. The honey is extracted and packaged by hand at their own facility with a batch specific traceability system in place. They process 300 000 lbs annually.

➡️Why do we use honey as a sweetener instead of white sugar? Honey goes through less processing than sugar to become ready to serve. If refined sugar is consumed in quantities greater than your body needs, it can provide a quick burst of fuel followed by a sharp drop in energy. Honey has a lower GI value than sugar, meaning that it does not raise blood sugar levels as quickly. Your body may find sugar harder to digest than honey, because it doesn’t contain enzymes. Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. Honey is better option when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories.

➡️Does honey provide any additional benefits? Honey is composed primarily of water and two sugars: fructose and glucose. It also contains trace amounts of enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins, vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants. Many of the antioxidants found in honey are classified as flavonoids. Flavonoids have anti-inflammatory properties, which may provide some health benefits. Did you know that honey may also help ease coughing and sore throats?

➡️ What are some other important facts about honey? Be sure to choose a high-quality brand because some lower-quality honey may be mixed with corn syrup or sugar. Honey tends to be sweeter which can allow you to use less but still achieve the desired sweetness.

➡️Which paleo platery selections contain @waldbeehoneyfarms honey? You’ll find it our banana waffles, AIP pumpkin bbq sauce, AIP bbq chicken wings, paleo tomato bbq sauce, paleo bbq chicken wings, chocolate chunk cookies, carob chunk cookies, whipped cheesecake, cranberry sauce.


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Red Boat Fish Sauce

➡️What is fish sauce? Fish sauce is a liquid condiment made from fish or krill that have been coated in salt and fermented for up to two years. It is widely used as a staple seasoning in East and Southeast Asian cuisine.

➡️Why do we use Red Boat Fish Sauce? Umami flavour boosters such as Worcestershire sauce, monosodium glutamate (MSG), soy sauce, and other fish sauces often contain sugar, gluten, soy, and/or industrial seed oils (very high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which promote inflammation and the accumulation of toxins in body fat). Red Boat fish sauce is made using a traditional fermentation process using just two ingredients: black anchovies and salt. It is sustainably sourced from black anchovies caught off the crystal clear waters of Vietnam's Phu Quoc archipelago. They bottle only first press fish sauce as indicated by the classic dark amber colour, guaranteeing it is never diluted. Their fish sauce is fermented using a centuries-old traditional method in large wooden barrels for a clean, natural umami flavour.

➡️What is umami? Umami, or savouriness, is one of the five basic tastes. It has been described as savoury and is characteristic of broths and cooked meats. People taste umami through taste receptors that typically respond to glutamates and nucleotides, which are widely present in meat broths and fermented products. Without umami, food can taste mediocre. With it, the flavour booster tends to yield a richer and fuller taste with a meaty depth; not different, exactly, so much as better. Umami can be described as an Instagram filter for food.

➡️Which paleo platery selections contain Red Boat fish sauce? You’ll find it our AIP pumpkin bbq sauce and our tomato paleo bbq sauce. Both sauces are available on our new paleo baked chicken wings, AIP baked chicken wings, or in 4 oz individual servings.


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Nightshade Vegetables

➡️What are nightshades? Nightshade vegetables belong to the family of plants with the Latin name Solanaceae. White potatoes, tomatoes, peppers (including spices like chili powder and cumin), and eggplants are all common nightshades. Many are rich sources of nutrients and serve as staple foods for various cultures. However, there is some evidence to suggest that some people may be better off eliminating nightshades from their diet. The claim that harmful substances found in these vegetables may contribute to inflammatory bowel disease and other autoimmune conditions.

➡️Why are they called nightshades? The term “nightshade” may have been coined because some of these plants prefer to grow in shady areas and some flower at night.

➡️Why should nightshades be initially avoided on AIP? Nightshades can be problematic for many people due to their lectin, saponin, and/or capsaicin content. They tend to be even more problematic for those with autoimmune disease and of all the foods restricted in the autoimmune protocol, are probably the least likely to be successfully reintroduced, especially tomatoes and chilies.

➡️Which paleo platery selections contain nightshades? Since nightshades are an AIP reintroduction we clearly note them in our item descriptions. There are peppers and tomatoes in our Chicken Enchiladas, green and red peppers in our Stuffed Peppers, and tomatoes in our paleo BBQ sauce. Our broth is a special order from Bones & Marrow and is made without tomatoes or black pepper (not a nightshade but seeds are also avoided when starting AIP).


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Nutritional Yeast (non-fortified)

➡️What is nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast gets its name from the protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants it contains. It is grown specifically to be used as a food product. The yeast cells are killed during manufacturing and not alive in the final product. It is used in cooking and has a cheesy, nutty, or savoury flavour. It is naturally low in sodium and calories, as well as fat free, sugar free, gluten free, and vegan.

➡️Is nutritional yeast the same as brewer’s yeast? No, brewer’s yeast, like the name implies, was initially a byproduct of brewing beer. The biggest difference between the two is that brewer's yeast is most always produced on a grain medium, rather than molasses, so it is not a gluten-free food.

➡️What is the difference between fortified and unfortified? Unfortunately, to make their products appear more “nutritious”, most of the nutrients in fortified nutritional yeast are not naturally occurring —they’re man made and synthetically added. At paleo platery we use non-fortified nutritional yeast by Sari Foods Company because it is a 100% whole food with no synthetics—just as nature intended.

➡️What are some other benefits of nutritional yeast? Non-Fortified Nutritional Yeast delivers fiber and protein with 18 amino acids and many different minerals that include iron, molybdenum, selenium, and zinc. It is also nature's vitamin B complex: it's naturally rich in several B vitamins such as B1, B3, B5, & B6. Being deficient in B vitamins can lead to fatigue, irritability, and even sleeplessness. And B6 aids the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect both mood and feelings of happiness.

➡️Which paleo platery selections contain non-fortified nutritional yeast? You’ll find it in our butternut squash queso on top of our Chicken Enchiladas, in our Chicken Alfredo sauce, in our zucchini “cheese” inside our Beef Rolls and on top of our Stuffed Peppers.


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Tigernut Flour

➡️What is tigernut flour? It is a light and slightly sweet #glutenfree#grainfree, and #nutfree flour option for those adhering to low-carb, gluten-free, and paleo diets.

➡️What is a tigernut? It is a small root vegetable (not a nut as the name implies!) that grows in Northern Africa and in the Mediterranean. Tigernuts are high in fiber, iron, potassium, protein, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins E and C. Did you know that 1 ounce of these crunchy root vegetables can contain about 40 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake?

➡️What are some other benefits of tigernuts? Tigernuts contain natural sugar, healthy fats, and have a high level of resistant starch, which reaches the colon intact. Resistant starch promotes prebiotic growth and supports a healthy immune and digestive track. TigerNuts are rich in prebiotic fiber. Prebiotics act as food for your body's natural organisms. They help your gut's natural probiotics thrive. It can also lower blood glucose levels and can improve insulin sensitivity.

➡️Which #paleoplatery selections contain Tigernut flour? You’ll find tigernut flour in our flakey chicken pot pie crust, crumb topped chicken pot pie, chocolate chunk cookies, carob chunk cookies, in the crusts of our chocolate silk pie and carob silk pie, our AIP banana muffins, and in our gingersnaps.

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