Shiloh Farms provided complimentary products for review purposes, all opinions 100% my own.
I’ll be honest and say on January 2 when I embarked on this new adventure of living a healthy life, I thought I would fail. Health food just wasn’t what I would consider enjoyable. But I have made health food amazingly good and am enjoying creating new recipes to suit my tastes. Unfortunately, I live in a small town with very limited places to shop, so shopping online is what I have to do to purchase most of my health foods. Which is why I was ecstatic to learn of Shiloh Farms, a company selling pure and whole natural foods with no artificial ingredients or preservatives.
The wonderful folks over at Shiloh Farms sent me an array of products to try including beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts and seeds. The products arrived and I noticed several seals on the bags; USDA Organic, Certified Gluten Free and 100% whole grains, but I wanted to dig deeper to see how a company goes through their process to make sure products are gluten for those with gluten allergies.
Shiloh Farms has an allergen rotation with four different productions to prevent cross-contamination of allergens.
They do a Thorough Clean and sanitize, then gluten free organic products go into a rotation. Then another cleanup. Once that cleanup is performed gluten free non organic products go through a process. Another cleanup is performed. Non organic products with no restrictions such as wheat/gluten, soy, peanuts and tree nuts go in rotation, and another thorough cleanup. Lastly organic products and another thorough cleanup. You can read all about their clean processing rotation here.
Just reading about this made me feel confident about the company. The line of certified gluten-free products are newly introduced with over 30 products, most USDA organic certifited. I haven’t used all the products yet as there are many but quickly made a kidney and garbanzo bean salad. This is just a quick side I enjoy as I love me some beans for their fiber and how full they make me.
I used several of the products on a spinach salad. Seeds, nuts and fruit make wonderful toppings on a salad to make it a fulfilling meal. Add in grilled chicken and you’ll be set getting tons of nutrients. The organic cranberries are the plumpest cranberries I’ve ever had. They had the perfect amount of sweetness from the organic cane sugar and were moist from the sunflower oil. These babies are good alone!
I knew when I received the products I was going to make something but didn’t know what. After putting the cranberries, organic brown flax seeds, organic shelled raw sunflower seeds and organic raw walnuts aside, I knew a nut, seed and fruit bar had to be made. Sadly, they did not cut perfectly like I had planned but think if I combined with shredded coconut or oats they would have. Doesn’t matter, these fruit, seed and nut bars give me high energy filled with healthy fats ideal for pre workout or when I need some energy!
I won’t talk about each and every product as I would be here all day, so instead you should visit Shiloh Farms where there are fab recipes as well. Every product I have had tasted delicious and fresh. I’m most excited to purchase their sprouted breads as regular 100% whole wheat bread is next on my list of removing from my diet. I’ve heard so much about sprouted breads but cannot find them in my area, so will definitely be purchasing soon.
Plus I love that Shiloh Farms was founded in Western NY, that’s where I live!
For more information on all the products you can find at Shiloh Farms visit www.shilohfarms.com. You’ll find cereals, baking ingredients, snacks, fruit spreads, flours, grains and more!
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