Frequently Asked Questions
See Why We're Different
Why Source From American Farms?
Tried & True Isn’t Just A Slogan
In formulating NewGreens it was very important for us to NOT source anything from China. As history has shown us, if there’s any chance of an ingredient being mislabeled organic when it’s not, or the probability of an ingredient being high in toxic heavy metals, then we want to avoid it. While the other guys source from China, we won’t. EVER!
This was no easy feat for us and this has taken us nearly 4 years in identifying our organic American farms.
Our whole-food ingredients are grown in the USA under easily verifiable USDA Organic guidelines.*
If we can source our ingredients domestically, right here in the USA, then that’s what we do!
TALK IS CHEAP—Real sustainability should be more than a tagline or slogan. We don’t ‘Green Wash’ and that’s why we take manufacturing seriously.
1) We Support & Source Organically from American Farmlands With Strict Environmental Control (Never Mainland China That Has No Environmental Standards or Laws).
2) We Choose High-Quality Freeze-Drying & Sprouting Methods Giving You The Whole Raw Food – Never Spray Dried.
3) We Choose To Use Pouches Manufactured in The U.S.
–Never Wasteful Plastic Canisters That Use 70% More Material
Where Is Each Ingredient From?
Real Food… Real Transparency
While others talk about the wholesomeness & transparency of their products, we bring it.
Our NewGreens Classic & Minted use a 30 ingredient base blend. Here are each of those ingredients with their Country of Origin:
All Ingredients are USDA Certified Organic
Organic Kale from USA
Organic Lemon from USA
Organic Sweet Potato from USAOrganic Broccoli from USA
Organic Spinach from USA
Organic Brussel Sprout from USA
Organic Apple from USA
Organic Flax Seed from USA
Organic Oat Bran from Canada
Organic Apple Fiber from USA
Organic Parsley Leaf from USA
Organic Cherry from USA
Organic Raspberry from USA
Organic Collard Green from USA
Organic Blackberry from USA
Organic Blueberry from Canada
Organic Sesame from USA
Organic Amaranth from USA
Organic Quinoa from USA
Organic Millet from USA
Organic Buckwheat from USA
Organic Garbanzo from USA
Organic Lentil Bean from USA
Organic Adzuki from USA
Organic Flax from USA
Organic Sunflower from USA
Organic Pumpkin from USA
Organic Chia from USA
Organic Carrot from USA
Organic Pomegranate from USA
If It's Organic, What's So Bad About China?
First, let’s define what it means to be organic:
“Organic” certifies a process of how food is grown or produced. It certifies that the farmer doesn’t add pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based fertilizer, metals or synthetic chemicals to the crop (among other things), and it certifies that the soil must be free from such things for a certain number of years before organic certification is approved.
But organic certification does nothing to address environmental sources of pollution, contaminated irrigation water, and fallout from industrial or chemical factories that might be nearby. A certified organic farmer can use polluted water on their crops and still have the crops labeled “organic.”
Vitamins and nutritional supplements usually use agricultural products as key raw materials. The top vitamin exporting province, Zhejiang, has an alarming level of soil pollution from heavy metal. As matter of fact, one-sixth of China’s farmlands are heavily polluted.
It is estimated that only 2% of imported vitamin and supplement products, including food items are inspected for legitimacy.
Furthermore, vitamin & supplement manufacturers are not required to label the country of origin for any ingredients used on their labels or materials. We beg to differ!
Is NewGreens Really That Different?
As you may already know, most all of our ingredients are grown organically, right here in the USA.
But that’s just half the story of what makes NewGreens the best green drink available… The other half is how we process our ingredients by avoiding high temperature spray drying methods.
We encourage you to learn more about Spray Drying Vs. Freeze Drying Methods
What Is Freeze Drying & Why Is It Better?
Most all green drink mixes on the market (even the fancy, expensive, high end, celebrity endorsed ones) use cheap spray dried juice powders typically sourced from China.
We Don’t Like Spray Drying Because:
Reading Product Labels
When reading your product label (The Supplement Facts Panel) on the back and if it says “juice powder” anywhere on that label, then that ingredient was processed using the juice only and processed using very high heat (in excess of 200 degrees F) spray drying methods.
The best way to maintain nutrient density and value is to start with the whole food, not just the juice portion. The best way is also the most expensive way and it’s called Freeze Drying. Freeze drying guarantees that the nutrients in food will stay intact. This method does not use heat and leaves the food in its most natural, healthful raw state.
In addition to freeze drying, we also utilize sprouting for ingredients that would otherwise be difficult for the body to digest.