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Top 15 Fun Facts About Nutiva

NutivaTop15FunFacts_webCelebrating our 15th birthday has gotten us thinking about how far we’ve come. Did you know…
15) Our first superfood was hemp (way back in 1999).
14) We sued the United States DEA in 2002 to keep hemp foods legal.
13) We won 🙂
12) We sold our first jar of organic virgin coconut oil in 2003.
11) Through our 1% program, we’ve donated more than $2 million to support sustainable agriculture!
10) To help GMO labeling, we’ve supported Prop 37, I-522, and GMO Inside with almost $500,000.
9) In 2012, a gigantic rainstorm washed away our organic chia crop in Peru and Ecuador. But we bounced back.
8) Our fair trade red palm oil is super nutrient dense, with 240% DV of Vitamin A and 25% DV of Vitamin E.
7) We’re donating coconut trees to support small farmers in the Philippines with the goal of donating 100,000 trees.
6) We have an edible garden for our employees, where we grow kale, herbs, amazing strawberries, and more!
5) Our Founder & CEO, John W. Roulac often wears clothes made from hemp.
4) We are helping to plant organic fruit tree orchards in every public school in the city of Richmond, California (our hometown).
3) We’ve grown at a 61% annual rate since 2004… making us one of the fastest growing organic food brands in the world.
2) This suggests that you are as hungry for superfoods as we are….
1) Together, we will revolutionize the way the world eats!

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  1. Joan says:

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Thank you for 15 years of positvity, and the bounteous good you have contributed to this world. Here’s to a healthy future – for Nutiva and the world!

  2. ferenc gajdatsy says:

    does your CEO have any good links for hemp clothes?

    1. The Nutiva Team says:

      Hi Ferenc, check out: Thanks!

  3. This is why you guys are so awesome!

  4. Linda says:

    I have been using hemp protein and hemp oil in my daily smoothly for 7 months. I’m very satisfied.
    It’s great all the things nutiva has been doing. Hope it continues to do well…it should reap what it’s sown!
    Thank you nutiva.

  5. Silvia knott says:

    How do you make sure you are not harming animals in the process of making coconut oil, my concern is the animals.

    1. Nutiva Team Nutiva says:

      Hi Silvia! We take sustainable farming practices very seriously. We have close relationships with our suppliers and farmers to ensure that no deforestation or habitat destruction occurs from the growing or harvesting process. We also donate 1% of our sales (over $4 million to date) to programs that support sustainable agriculture and healthy communities, in an effort to leave a positive impact on our planet. Thanks!

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