Real sea salt leaves all the minerals intact, it is slightly grey and a lot moister than refined salt. Table salt has undergone a refining process where as many as 82 trace minerals and essential macro-nutrients are forcibly removed.
Clean water is essential for production of cultured foods. Filtered water is used throughout the facilities.
Whey is known to be a very rich source of amino acids acids like leucine and cysteine and contains minimal fats and cholesterol. For this reason it is often used as an ingredient for body builders’ supplements.
FG Roberts’ Soy Compound is a blend of Soy (with its isoflavones and lecithin intact), Malt and Lactose.
Almonds are cholesterol free, low in saturated fat, low in carbohydrates, high in dietary fiber, high in antioxidant vitamin E, high in calcium, riboflavin, copper, zinc, phosphorus, folic acid and magnesium. Most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated, also known as the “good” fat.
Cacao is chocolate but in its purest form, raw and much less processed than cocoa powder or chocolate bars. It is one of the highest antioxidant foods and is rich in magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, copper and manganese. Cacao nibs are made from the beans in the pods from the cacao plant. The beans are shelled, dried and fermented, and ground up into the crunchy, bitter, intensely chocolate-tasting bits known as cacao nibs. Cacao Butter is the edible natural fat of the cacao bean, cold pressed to retain its nutritional properties, natural aroma and flavour. Once the Cacao butter is removed from the bean, the remaining part of the fruit is used to produce raw cacao powder
Cashews are an excellent source of copper and a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, manganese and zinc.
Calcium ascorbate is a form of Vitamin C which is used in the PetPepUp range. Calcium is necessary for the production of collagen and is therefore important for skin, bone, and joint health.
Coconuts are high in fibre, minerals and vitamins. AGM Foods manufactures the CocoBiotic for Body Ecology in the USA using wild crafted young green coconut juice. This product was developed with Donna Gates for people who do not have time to make coconut kefir. Coconut oil is used in some products and contains natural saturated fats that increase good HDL cholesterol in the body.
The mushrooms Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi), Cordyceps Sinesis and Lentinula Edodes (Hioko or Shitake) have been popular in Asian medicine for thousands of years. Now gaining recognition in the West, they have become famous for a wide array of impressive anti- oxidant and immune boosting properties. Mushrooms are made of chitinous cells, a polysaccharide which is difficult to digest. In order to break down the chitinous cells and release the nutrients the mushrooms AGM Foods uses their unique process to ferment the mushrooms to use in our products.
Glucosamine sulphate is used in the PetPepUp range for helping to support cartilage in the joints of older or arthritis effected dogs.
Hemp protein powder which is made by cold-pressing whole hemp seeds which separates the seed from the oil. A very fine powder is then created by cold-milling, then sieving which a natural process that does not use heat, chemicals or solvents. Hemp protein contains all the amino acids in high proportions. It is a gluten free, vegan plant-based protein and is high in the “good” fats Omega 3 and 6.
Pea protein is made by drying and grounding peas into a fine flour, mixing it with water, and removing the fibre and starch, leaving mostly protein. It is rich in all nine amino acids and usually a safe option for food allergy sufferers with milk allergies/ lactose intolerance, or vegetarians with soy allergies.
Shark Cartilage is used in the PetPepUp range for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.