|Fair Trade USA||Fair Trade USA audits and certifies transactions between U.S. companies and their international suppliers to ensure that rigorous Fair Trade standards have been met. Rather than create dependancy on aid, FT USA empowers local farmers to earn more than fair wages thereby sustaining long term growth and development. We pride ourselves in enabling such growth and paying more than fair-trade stipulated prices.|
|Rural Returns Development Organization||Rural Returns Development Organization, a 501c3 non-profit & a California public benefit corporation, is Stanford university social venture that is geared towards helping small holder farmers rebuild their livelihoods after a three decade internal war in Sri Lanka. RRDO empowers small farmer coops and small/medium size millers with education, access to seeds & capital, superior post-harvest processing technologies and connecting these communities with consumers. ELA Group a) partners with RRDO through-out value chain ensuring in delivering social value, b) commits to buying from farmer coops and millers affiliated to RRDO, and c) donates a % of proceeds from sale of products to good causes of RRDO.|
|NON - GMO||Our Products are 100% Gluten Free making it an ideal choice of diet for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Our traditional rice and coconut flour/creamed coconut are great alternatives to wheat based products.|
|USDA Organic||We are USDA NOP (United States Department of Agriculture - National Organic Program) certified, meaning our certified products are organically grown with no artificial pesticide, weedicides or fertilizer. Our processing uses no chemicals or artificial additives, including only carbon-dioxide fumigation and nitrogen/vacuum packing. We are constantly converting conventional cultivation/processing to organic, providing farmers and millers a better return overall.|
|Wholegrain Council Approved||Whole grains contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain/seed in their original proportions. All traditional (Red and White) rice have been certified by Whole Grain Council of USA. Our parboiled or steamed rice absorbs more nutrients from outer layers of bran to interior, hence, even though partially polished to increase palatability, contained more nutrients than the non-parboiled and partially polished.|
|Gluten Free||Our Products are 100% Gluten Free making it an ideal choice of diet for those with Celiac Disease.Our Products are 100% Gluten Free making it an ideal choice of diet for those with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Our traditional rice and coconut flour/creamed coconut are great alternatives to wheat based products.|
|Vegan||Our Products are 100% Vegan. Our traditional red rice, Coconut chips and creamed coconut are great alternatives to meat based |
products and cow's milk.