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Gluten: The Whole Story

August 3, 2017
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Glutens are mixtures of proteins originating from cereal grains. Gluten can keep dough from crumbling, make it stretch, and are 75-80% protein. They cause serious illness in people with celiac disease, who must completely avoid gluten just like a person with diabetes must avoid sugar. Although we throw around the term “gluten”, there are actually several glutens. One type is a storage protein called prolamin, which helps make grains hardy. Over generations, we have selectively bred cereal grasses, such as wheat…

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Employee Spotlight – Gerardo Quiroz

February 23, 2017
Employee Spotlight

Here at Flora, we feel as though we’re all one big family. Some of us are new to the company while others have been here for 20+ years. We each bring a unique set of qualities to the company. Therefore, we thought we’d post an employee spotlight from time to time so our subscribers can get to know our employees a little better. Name: Gerardo Quiroz What is Your Role at Flora?: Corporate Operations Manager. I make sure Flora has…

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Healthful Inspiration for the Holidays – Go Beyond Bars

December 14, 2016
Bars

Looking for something delectable to wow your co-workers at the office holiday party? A quick appy to whip up for that potluck you forgot about? Or a healthy treat to fuel you through holiday shopping, gift wrapping, and beyond? This holiday recipe fits the bill, healthfully, whatever the occasion. Go BEYOND BARS: No-bake. Full of fiber. Promote good sleep and immunity. Provide plenty of protein and greens! Print Go Beyond Bars Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 100 g dried tart…

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A Thanksgiving Treat: Chocolate-Cherry Cranberry Squares

November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving

Here’s a Thanksgiving treat for you…Chocolate-Cherry Cranberry Squares! These bars:  -Require no baking;  -come together easily and quickly;  -promote melatonin production for a sound sleep later;  -are nutritious, and packed with protein, fiber, and greens;  -are vegan and gluten-free*. This recipe looks like a dessert square but requires no baking. Additionally, they are sweet, fudgy, and nutrient-dense. Also, they come together quickly with simple equipment, such as the kind of mini chopper found in even…

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