CrispRoot, a producer of all-natural, gluten-free and dairy-free chips made from Cassava root, has become the first-ever Rainforest Alliance-certified Cassava farm in the world.
“CrispRoot began with the mission to create a healthier, more loving world through sharing nourishing foods, honest words, and conduct that is kind to the planet,” says CrispRoot founder Hermanto Hidajat. “The Rainforest Alliance certification reinforces CrispRoot’s mission and core values at the deepest level. We are honored to be in collaboration with the Rainforest Alliance because our shared goals to engender well-being for both people and the environment are one and the same.”
To pass the Rainforest Alliance’s agriculture certification process a farm must be managed according to the rigorous standards of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) by which workers and their families enjoy dignified, safe conditions, and wildlife habitats are protected. The crops also must be non-GMO and the farming practices need to properly conserve the farm’s ecosystem.
Fortunately, a CrispRoot news release says, the Cassava shrub itself offers a step in the right direction as an inherently eco-friendly plant. Also known as tapioca, manioc and yuca, Cassava grows in arid conditions year-round and requires little water to thrive. Its natural drought-tolerant character helps to conserve resources when it comes to watering and complete care. In addition to its farming benefits, Cassava is a powerhouse of energy, providing the primary energy source for more than 800 million people all over the planet.
CrispRoot says it has chosen to tap into the healthy staple of Cassava root in order to provide a better-for-you snack that offers nutritious value to a diverse range of diets. CrispRoot Chips are gluten-free, dairy-free, cholesterol-free and yeast-free.
CrispRoot’s flavors of Sea Salt, BBQ, Thai Ginger and Original contain no refined sugars or artificial sweeteners, no trans-fat, no artificial flavors or preservatives and all-natural seasonings.