Going Organic In The New Year

Alana Folen
Wednesday - December 29, 2010
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Land of Organica offers healthy and all-natural juices and sorbets made in Hawaii

The new year is just days away and that means it’s time to get your New Year’s resolutions in order. For many, one resolution may be to consume healthier, all-natural products.

Enter Land of Organica, a locally owned company that distributes fresh, organic juices and sorbets - all made right here in Hawaii.

Land of Organica was founded in 2007 by Janet Costello. Today, this family-run business makes all its products in its Maunakea Street plant.

Costello says it’s her passion to provide customers with a delicious and nutritious local choice.

“The products are high quality - no preservatives, additives, fillers, binders or artificial flavorings are used,” she says. “They’re also very clean - simply organic fruit that is sweetened with either local organic honey or organic agave.”

Land of Organica offers nine juice flavors and eight flavors of sorbet to soothe your palate, whether it be Acai Blue, featuring a blend of acai and blueberry, or Guava Berry consisting of guava and strawberry.

According to Costello, Acai Blue is rich in antioxidants, iron and omegas 3, 6 and 9, while Guava Berry provides a good source of vitamin C. There’s Ginger Breeze for the ginger enthusiast in you, and Orange ‘Oleana, the newest flavor of the bunch, which is orange juice that offers the additional health benefits of turmeric.

“Hawaiian Lemonade is simply lemons and noni,” Costello adds.

And during this hectic holiday season, it’s the perfect pick-me-up and stress reliever.

As for a light and delicious blend of tropical flavors, Lilikoi, Orange and Guava delivers just that.

“A great alternative to ice cream is the Coco Mango sorbet,” Costello says. “This delicious sorbet is smooth and creamy, and contains mango, coconut creme and banana. It’s lactose-free and agave-sweetened.”

The sorbets are available in a 6-ounce cup, 16-ounce container or a 1 gallon tub. All vegan and vegetarian friendly, they are sweetened solely with agave nectar. The juices, available in 8- and 16-ounce bottles, also are healthy alternatives for vegans, keiki and diabetics.

Land of Organica products are available for purchase at most health food stores on the island, including Whole Foods, Down to Earth, Kokua Market and Kale’s in Hawaii Kai. This local business also participates in Kapiolani. Community College’s Farmers Market Saturdays and the Thursday night Kailua Farmers Market.

“We hope to help sustain the earth, and there are many health benefits to going organic,” Costello says.

For more information on Land of Organica, call 548-2563.


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