Our Lactation Cookies and their ingredients
Juli’s Lactation Company -our Clean Ingredient List
At Juli's Cookie Co cookies are made using clean ingredients. We are committed to providing wholesome and nutritious treats to our customers.
The ingredient list on the back of the box of our lactation cookies is "clean". This means that our cookies consist of minimally processed, whole food ingredients without any artificial or synthetic additives. Here's how each ingredient contributes to the overall cleanliness of the list:
Whole Wheat Flour: This is a less processed alternative to refined flour, retaining more nutrients and fiber. By using whole wheat flour and whole grain rolled oats, the cookies are enriched with essential nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and minerals, promoting better digestive health and sustained energy levels. These ingredients are less processed and retain more nutritional value compared to refined flours.
Coconut Oil: A natural and unrefined oil that adds healthy fats to the cookies without the presence of trans fats or artificial additives. It contains medium-chain triglycerides, which can be metabolized more efficiently by the body. Coconut oil also imparts a delicious flavor to the cookies.
Sugars (Cane Sugar, Maple Syrup): The sugars used in the cookies come from cane sugar and maple syrup. These natural sweeteners provide a more balanced and less refined source of sweetness, without the excessive processing and potential harmful additives found in artificial sweeteners.
Whole Grain Rolled Oats: These oats provide fiber and essential nutrients, as they are less processed than instant oats.
Dates (Dates, Rice Flour): Dates are a natural sweetener and binder, and rice flour is a simple, gluten-free addition to prevent clumping. Dates, dried inactive brewer's yeast, and whole flaxseed act as natural binders and texture enhancers. They provide moisture, structure, and a pleasing chewiness to the cookies without relying on artificial additives or stabilizers.
Water: A simple and pure component used for hydration in the recipe.
Dried Inactive Brewer's Yeast: A natural source of nutrients, especially B-vitamins, and adds a slight nutty flavor.
Whole Flaxseed: A rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, contributing to the cookies' nutritional profile.
Unsweetened Apple Sauce (Apples, Ascorbic Acid): Unsweetened applesauce acts as a moisture-retaining ingredient and provides natural sweetness without added sugar or preservatives.
Cultured Dextrose (Cultured Dextrose, Corn Maltodextrin): Although dextrose is a simple sugar, the "cultured" form suggests that it may have undergone a fermentation process, making it a more natural alternative to plain dextrose. Corn maltodextrin is a starch derived from corn and serves as a carrier for the cultured dextrose. (FAQ on Cultured Dextrose here)
Natural Flavor: While the term "natural flavor" can be somewhat vague, it typically refers to flavor derived from real food sources rather than artificial flavorings.
Baking Powder and Baking Soda: These are leavening agents commonly used in baking. They are essential for a good texture and do not pose health concerns when used in appropriate amounts.
Cinnamon: A natural spice that enhances flavor without adding any synthetic additives. The inclusion of natural flavor (derived from real ingredients) ensures that the cookies have a delightful taste without relying on synthetic flavorings or enhancers.
The ingredient list is considered clean because it emphasizes whole, unprocessed, and natural ingredients, and it avoids artificial additives and preservatives. This makes the cookies a more wholesome and nutritious choice for consumers who prioritize clean eating and natural ingredients in their food choices.
Juli's Cookie Co's commitment to clean ingredients reflects our dedication to providing delicious cookies that prioritize health, natural goodness, and transparency in the product offerings.