21 May 2018

Ingredient Spotlight: Cacao, Superfood of the Gods

Think quick—what ancient superfood spotlights as both a food and drink, and has been called the “drink of the gods” from Aztec societies? Wine…? Juice…? Good guess, but no. The real answer is much richer and decadent—cacao. See below for more nutritional guidance on this powerful ingredient! 5 Benefits of Raw Cacao: Highest Plant-Based Source of Iron Full of Magnesium for Heart & Brain Health Powerful Antioxidants High in Calcium A Natural Mood Elevator and Anti-Depressant

22 Mar 2018

Swap Your Oatmeal for Pinole: The Energy Powerhouse Superfood

Pinole is the breakfast superfood you didn't know you were craving. Guest Blog Post by Emily Monaco. Emily Monaco is an American food and culture writer based in Paris. She loves uncovering the stories behind ingredients and exposing the face of our food system, so that consumers  can make educated choices. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Vice Munchies, and Serious Eats. Originally posted on organicauthority.com How many of us start

1 Mar 2018

Pinole: The Perfect Endurance Fuel

If you’ve heard of pinole (pronounced pih-nol), it’s probably because of the Tarahumara Indians – a near mythical tribe that lives deep in the Copper Canyons of Mexico and who were popularized in the book Born to Run.  The Tarahumara are considered the world’s greatest endurance athletes because of their ability to run hundreds of miles non-stop – seriously.  Plus, they have virtually no incidence of modern day disease.  Their fuel of choice?  Pinole. Pinole

21 Feb 2018

February is Hot Breakfast Month!

We all know the saying "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day". But, did you know there's an entire month dedicated to commemorating it? Well there is! And it's now! So, how did Hot Breakfast Month start? It began as a way to encourage people to have more nutritious and filling breakfasts. Having a hot breakfast in the morning is more satisfying and will keep you fuller longer. According to 10 Tips for

7 Nov 2017

Native State Foods Selected for TERRA, Prestigious Accelerator

We are thrilled to announce that we have been selected by Rabobank and RocketSpace for the second cohort of TERRA, the prestigious Food + Ag Tech Accelerator. TERRA is a one-of-a-kind program designed to bring together the industry's most disruptive start-ups and partner them with progressive corporate leaders to fuel cross-industry innovation. Corporate collaborators include industry giants Nestle, AgroFresh, BASF, Beta San Miguel, Givaudan, GrainCorp, Griffith Foods, Grupo Azucarero Mexico/CULTIBA, and OSI Group. The Native State

5 Sep 2017

Purely Pinole to Present at FoodBytes! Recognized as Pioneer Changing the Future of Food

Purely Pinole Recognized as Pioneer in the Future of Food FoodBytes! Austin, TX, Presented by Rabobank Team Purely Pinole will head to Austin, Texas on September 25-26 to a premier gathering of some of the top leaders in the Food & Beverage industry. Founded as part of Rabobank’s Banking for Food (B4F) vision to build a more sustainable food system, FoodBytes! provides a haven for entrepreneurs to share ideas and connect with others who are working to solve the

2 Jun 2017

CBS’s Top New TV Show “This Is LA” to Feature Purely Pinole As City’s Hottest New Food Trend

Make sure to set your DVR* and tune in to Los Angeles’ hottest new lifestyle show, “This Is LA!”, showcasing the best new places, products, and people in Los Angeles. This Sunday, Purely Pinole will be featured on the show in a one-on-one sit down with Host Mischa Pollack. Chosen as one of the most exciting new food trends to hit LA, Founders Angela & Claudio will be sharing how to make some mouthwateringly delicious Pinole Bowls that pack power and

1 Mar 2017

Introducing Purely Pinole Grab & Go Snack Cups

Kickstarting Your Day with the Power of Pinole Just Got Easier! We are excited to announce the launch of Purely Pinole Grab & Go Snack Cups. Powerfully nutritious, each tasty cup delivers a wholesome, energizing snack that is fast, convenient, and mouthwatering delicious! Purely Pinole ancient breakfast blends have been shaking up the hot breakfast category by offering consumers a more flavorful and superior, functional replacement for oatmeal. Our convenient new cups now make powering your day

27 Feb 2017

Come See Us at Natural Products Expo West!

The countdown has begun! There's less than 1 week left until the kickoff of Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California (March 8-12)!  Expo West is the largest food and beverage show in North America. Each year over 70,0000 attendees come to sample delicious new foods and find out "what's next". Our team is proud to be participating in this year's show. Make sure to stop by and see us at Booth #9634. We'll see you

16 Feb 2017

Purely Pinole Now Non-GMO Project Verified

We are thrilled to announce that our entire line of Purely Pinole power breakfast cereals are now officially Non-GMO Project Verified! Like the Non-GMO Project, we at Native State Foods believe wholeheartedly in providing consumers with a transparent marketplace experience. Our personal commitment to seed-to-shelf responsibility means we are dedicated to the integrity and quality of our products at each stage of their development. The Non-GMO Project is the most trusted verification in North America for non-GMO

20 Jan 2017

New Recipes Available on SideChef, the New York Times #1 Cooking App!

We have teamed up with the cooking app SideChef to develop exciting new recipes for Purely Pinole!! We can't wait for everyone to try these creative and delicious recipes which show just how versatile Purely Pinole can be. It's the kitchen staple you MUST have! BLUEBERRY BANANA PINOLE SMOOTHIE BOWL DARK CHOCOLATE & CHERRY PINOLE BREAKFAST COOKIES PINOLE PANCAKES WITH GREEK YOGURT & BERRIES   SideChef is a step by step cooking app that features easy,

15 Dec 2016

“This Ancient Food Is Taking Over Breakfast Tables” -from Thrive Market

Our friends over at Thrive Market wrote an amazing article about our pinole and the impact it's having on your breakfast. Dating back centuries, the Tarahumara people of Mexico have been consuming pinole from the very beginning. These men and women have running in their blood and have the ability to run for several hundred miles every day.

3 Nov 2016

Join the Purple Power Project!

We've been working on something new around our office, and we're excited to announce...the Purple Power Project! It's an amazing new opportunity for health, food, or fitness bloggers and social media experts to partner with us and try something new. If you've been looking for a unique new power food, pinole is for you.