sourcing the globe
Ingredients That Tread a Little Lighter
So Delicious Dairy Free is committed to doing the right things for people and the planet. That caring spirit is also demonstrated in our partnerships with farmers and suppliers. We spend time on the ground in countries like Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Brazil, and other locations where our primary ingredients are grown. We want to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by our suppliers, and we treat them with the dignity, respect, and integrity they deserve – it’s our personal recipe for success.
A Picture of Sustainability
Move your cursor over the picture below to see what makes this farm sustainable.
The coconut tree is an amazing plant, and is rightfully called the tree of life in many native cultures. Coconuts are a fruit of the tropics and therefore, do not grow but in a few isolated areas of the United States and not near enough to support our demand for these delectable goodies. So we import our coconuts from carefully chosen organic growers in the larger coconut growing regions of the world.
nothing goes to waste
Literally every part of the coconut tree gets used for some useful purpose. For example, coconut manufacturers typically will use the woody coconut shell as a renewable fuel for their boilers, while the brown paring that surrounds the white meat is pressed to extract valuable oil. We think making tasty So Delicious Dairy Free coconut milk products is one of the best ways of utilizing this amazing food crop!
We’re proud to support sustainable sugar production through our partnership with the Green Cane Project in Brazil. This amazing plantation that has four times the biodiversity of conventional cane fields and has restored soil fertility to equal that of native forests. The fields here support over 180 species of animals!
Unlike most cane plantations that burn their fields prior to manual harvesting to remove the leafy matter surrounding the cane stalk, the cane here is harvested using specialized machines that leave the leafy matter behind on the fields, increasing the organic matter of the soil and promoting a healthy ecosystem. This breakthrough harvesting method saves 40,000 metric tons of CO2 annually from being released into the atmosphere. In addition, it saves an amazing 920,000 gallons of water per hour during sugar production, because it is a cleaner process that requires less washing of the cane, which helps conserve this precious natural resource.