OUR MISSION & VALUES

Beyond the kitchen

We're on a mission to offer products with simple, healthful ingredients that are good for people and planet. We donate a portion of our proceeds to organizations supporting the environment and cultural preservation.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo's Rainforest School

As a small company we have made donations to Dr. Rosita Arvigo's rainforest school, which serves a critical role in teaching children in Belize about the useful plants in their local area - a role that is decreasing as the elder curanderas and shamans pass away. Rosita apprenticed with Don Elijio, a shaman, and has devoted her life to herbal education and preservation of rainforest medicine knowledge.

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Cultural Survival

Cultural Survival is an organization with a focus on helping indigenous youth in cultures around the world, including Indigenous American youth, and communities in Africa and India to preserve the continuity of knowledge, foodways, healing ways and land sovereignty.

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Greater Chicago

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We offer our products at food donations and also at Farm on Ogden to support accessibility in the community. Learn more about Farm on Ogden here:

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Sourcing

Ghee

Grassfed Organic butter:

Sustainably produced and sourced from family farms in California

Coconut Oil:

Unrefined Organic Coconut oil:

No solvents or additives

Herbs & spices:

We use organic & fair trade herbs & spices whenever possible

About Zazi Natural Foods

Founder - Dr. Philippa Norman

As Ayurvedic Practitioner, I love to think about the guna, or qualities of food. When food is made with love from pure ingredients, it is said to have sattvic, or pure quality that promotes well-being and balance. You have probably felt this when you sat down to a meal that was prepared for you with love, or ate a perfectly sun-ripened fruit from a tree or fresh hand-picked veggies that go straight to your table.

In Ayurveda, certain foods are considered sattvic, and ghee is one of them. We create nourishing spice combinations and source our ingredients with so much care and consideration of our impact on the planet. We then prepare each jar with your well being in mind. We hope you enjoy!

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Our Values

If we go back just a few generations, we all will touch what our ancestors knew about living in sync with nature and caring for the earth. We strive to embody those values.

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