Where does the name IrieVeda come from?
IrieVeda is a cultural blend of flavor, history, health and inclusivity. On the beautiful island of Jamaica, Irie is a term that is used frequently to describe how someone is feeling. Irie is a feeling of positivity and no worries. In India, Veda means “knowledge” and also stems from Ayurveda, the ancient holistic approach to physical and mental health in which spices are seen as essential for health. So in essence, IrieVeda is rooted in “Positive Knowledge”. We believe this name encompasses all that IrieVeda stands for. Our spice blends aim to ensure a feeling of positivity/no worry and provide you with the knowledge that you need to live a healthy life.
What is IrieVeda all about?
IrieVeda was created to ensure everyone has a seat at the table. We deliver pure organic spices and herb blends that provide flavor to your food that will allow you to slow down and savor every moment. We ensure that our blends are of the highest quality and created to provide the most benefits to everyone's health. We are top 23 allergen free, gluten free, salt free, sugar free, onion free, garlic free, and no preservatives or fillers.
How do you source your spices?
We import the freshest USDA Organic spices from fair trade farms in Sri Lanka. Herbs are grown organically in the US and we do our best to support our local PA farms as we fulfil supply needs. We also do our best to stay authentic to the sourcing of certain spices. Take notice of this on our product pages as we highlight those spice offerings.
What does it mean to be top 23 allergen free?
We take our commitment to being allergen free very serious, as we know first hand how severe the impact can be.
When sourcing our products we ensure our supplier does not process any of the top 23 items in their facility. Our manufacturing facility located in West Chester, PA is also an allergen free facility.
The top 23 allergens consist of milk, eggs, wheat(gluten), peanuts, tree nuts, soy, seafood, corn, sesame, mustard, celery and preservative/artificial flavors (colors).
How are your products produced?
Our products are curated with your health and wellbeing in mind.
All our products are produced in small batches and meticulously handcrafted for your ultimate enjoyment. We incorporate traditional means of blending spices such as small batch roasting spices prior to blending. This ensures that you will enjoy the full flavor profile of each spice.
Why do you roast your spices?
Traditionally, spices are pan roasted to transform bitter and sharp tasting spices. The heat removes excess moisture, while allowing the volatile oils to provide a smoother more complex robust flavor.
IrieVeda's spice blends will allow you to experience pleasantly aromatic and complex flavors, that are rich and vibrant.
Does your product contain salt or sugar?
IrieVeda is a spice company, therefore we provide blends that are salt free and sugar free. This ensures quality and versatility in how our blends can be used. We have also taken into consideration the various dietary needs and taste profiles of everyone.
Does your product contain onions or garlic?
In Ayurveda, onions and garlic are recognized as having potent medicinal uses and therefore should not be used excessively. Similarly, those suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) or those on the FODMAP diet should not consume onions or garlic, as they can create acid reflux, heartburn or intestinal inflammation. Therefore, IrieVeda provides blends that strictly contain organic spices and herbs. We are also proudly Certified FODMAP Friendly.
Where are the products made?
All of our products are made and distributed from our dedicated top 23 allergen free facility in West Chester, PA. Our facility is also registered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.
Why do you only use organic spices and herbs?
IrieVeda sources whole USDA organic spices and herbs and processes them at our facility to ensure we provide you ingredients in its purest form. We believe organic ingredients offer the greatest benefits for our health and environment. Organic spices receive extra care from the way they are farmed to the way they are processed. They are grown without pesticides and are dry steam treated, which leaves them free from chemical residues that create toxins.
What is the shelf life for IrieVeda Spice Blends?
Our blends are made fresh in small batches that allows us to provide you with the freshest ingredients. Due to our spices being organic and free from stabilizers and preservatives we recommend using them within 6 months to a year for the most potent flavor.