At Bumbleroot, we’ve been building a product we hope you love. It’s a powdered drink mix featuring a new star - the African Superfruit Baobab.
Baobab is a true superstar amongst superfruits. It has ten times more antioxidants than goji berries or acai! It's a complete plant-based protein - yay for amino acids! It's a great source of dietary fiber. It's a prebiotic - what's that you ask? It's the probiotics cooler cousin. This 'biotic helps grow good bacteria in your gut so that you can better absorb nutrients. And what else? Well, calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium to start!
We spent months (actually two years!) formulating this drink and we think it's pretty amazing. Baobab is just one of its star ingredients, its supporting actors include coconut water, and depending on the flavor - pineapple, vanilla bean, lemongrass, and blueberry.
The drinks are packed in individual pouches and the pocket-sized packaging means it’s also easy to keep on hand — or in a pocket, purse, backpack, briefcase, diaper bag, sports bag, sports bra, passport cover… You get the idea. This also means you are not contributing to the two million plastic bottles thrown out every five minutes in the United States.
And to top it off, we’ve made sure all our ingredients are certified organic - and gluten and dairy free.
In 2010, co-founder Sara Andrews left the corporate world to volunteer with the NGO TechnoServe in Zimbabwe. While there, she came across the baobab fruit which grew in some of the country’s poorest, and most drought-prone areas. Determined to get this superfruit into the hands of consumers in the US and to provide much-needed income to the Baobab harvesters, she worked with chefs to develop Bumbleroot Baobab Drink Mixes.
At Bumbleroot, we've been working to create a company that represents the things we care about: top-notch nutrition, sustainable agriculture, fair prices for farmers, and, of course, scrumptious snacks.
Each day we ask ourselves: Is there a better way to do the things we do? Is there a more nutritious ingredient? Is there packaging available that’s even better for the environment? Are our suppliers being paid fairly?
We’ve been chewing over these questions, and in so doing we’ve realized that there’s a lot of improvements to be made in the way food products are made and food companies are run. We’re not perfect, but we’re working hard to get close. Our goal is to create a company that we can be proud of so that you can, too.
And to further refresh your conscience, Bumbleroot will reinvest a portion of its revenues into food, water, and education projects in its supplying communities so that these amazing people can continue to provide us with excellent products.
Learn more about our story at www.bumblerootfoods.com