Pond to table
1. Naturally grown
Each plant spends 8 months growing. No pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals of any sort are used in this process. The flowers are perennial, meaning they grow back every year without having to be planted again.
2. Picked by hand
During harvest season our farmers dive into the ponds and carefully handpick each blossom to ensure it has reached the peak ripeness and separate the seeds from the pod.
3. Sun bathing
Next the seeds spend 3 whole days air-drying in the bright natural sunshine. The warm dry air at the foothills of the Himalayas is the perfect climate to rest in. After this process the seeds harden and resemble a popcorn kernel.
4. Pop time
Our female farmers roast the seeds over an open flame using a wok type tool. In keeping with the sustainable theme, the fires are stoked using dry corn cobs! The seeds transform from kernels into the light and crunchy puffs of delight!
Next the seeds are sorted by hand, removing any shells or husks and ensure 100% high quality seeds!
The seeds are loaded up sky high on tuk-tuks like this one and driven to the local port. From there they travel the ocean by ship and arrive in Canada!
We season the seeds in Toronto, Canada. And they're finally ready to hit your snack pantry!