Where To Buy Amla Powder
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About Amla Powder
Amla is also known as Indian gooseberry or Emblica officianalis, and it’s a small berry found in parts of India and Southeast Asia that is known for its potent nutritional and medicinal properties.
The amla berry has been widely prescribed in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, so amla isn’t a “new” discovery.
However, in recent times researchers have begun to confirm the vast array of health benefits of amla.
As a result, amla and amla powder have begun to rapidly grow in popularity, but not as quickly as they could due to two obstacles:
- It is very difficult to source organic, high-quality amla outside of India and Southeast Asia.
- On its own, amla has an exceptionally bitter and sour taste. Finding palatable ways to work the food into your diet can be challenging for some.
In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the incredible benefits of amla and what to look for in the amla marketplace.
We’ll also give you our recommendation for how to get fresh, organic, high-quality, and fantastic-tasting amla powder delivered straight to your door.
If you already know about the power of amla, you can skip ahead to our suggestions for where to buy amla powder.
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Health Benefits: Why Amla Powder is Worth Buying
Simply based on its nutritional power alone, amla is one of the most powerful superfoods in the world.
- Amla has 600mg of Vitamin C per 100g serving, which is about twenty times more per weight than oranges or lemons.
- The amla berry is the most powerful natural antioxidant ever discovered, with an ORAC (antioxidant) value 75x that of Goji berries, 50x raw blueberries, 2.5x acai berries, and 2x turmeric.
- A single 100g serving also has 7g of fiber, almost 1/3rd of your recommended daily value.
However, amla’s health benefits go far beyond its nutritional value. Scientific research has demonstrated that:
- Amla can lower your blood glucose
- Amla can reduce high cholesterol and blood pressure
- Amla can stimulate weight loss.
- Amla actually works as a hair tonic
- The antioxidants in Amla berries drastically reduce your present and future oxidative stress
- Amla can boost your immune system
- Amla has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
- Amla berries reduce your risk for liver disease
- Amla can reduce your risk for various neurodegenerative disorders
- Amla berries have potent anti-cancer benefits
In all, amla berries are an incredibly powerful plant! Adding it to your diet has powerful benefits, which brings us to the next key issue: smart shopping for amla.
Smart Shopping: Finding High Quality Amla Powder
There are actually quite a few brick-and-mortar stores where you can find amla and amla products, depending on where you live.
The Indian gooseberry hasn’t made a strong impact outside of India and Southeast Asia, but at Indian and Southeast Asian-influenced grocery stores you can find amla in oils, juices, as well as berry products that are frozen, dried, sweetened, salted, pickled, and in many other forms.
However, of all the forms available, amla powder is the most versatile and useful.
Why Amla Powder?
Of the many ways to find amla, we recommend powdered amla for a few reasons.
First, amla oils are better optimized for external use (like skin and hair care), while amla juice lacks the fiber and some other whole nutrients that make it so healthy for your body.
Second, as mentioned above, one of the main obstacles to amla’s popularity is its tart and bitter flavor, which stops many people from eating the berries whole.
It’s common to mix the berries with other flavorings, but introducing artificial sweeteners, oils, and other flavors to amla can dilute the health value of amla.
This leaves powdered amla, which has a few benefits.
- Amla powder is dried, easy to store, and easy to measure. When produced correctly, it’s made from the entire amla berry, so all of the nutritional and medicinal power remains.
- Also, the powder can easily be added to teas, drinks, and smoothies, to reap the benefits of amla while avoiding the sharp, harsh taste.
For most people looking to take advantage of this powerful superfood, this makes the powder the best all-round option.
The Problem of Sourcing
Though amla has become increasingly available in the past decade (especially in the west) it’s still difficult to find a consistent, high-quality source of amla.
There aren’t many formal standards for farming the berry in India and Southeast Asia (compared to, for example, Costa Rican coffee or French Champagne), so that responsibility falls to individual producers and brands.
With international distribution still in its infancy, it can be difficult or nearly impossible to find a reliable, trusted brand of high quality amla powder in local stores.
When you factor in other quality considerations like whether your amla is organic, free of pesticides and preservatives, and non-GMO, the search becomes even more challenging.
Where to Buy Amla Powder
An increasingly popular place to find amla powder is online.
Wholesalers like Amazon feature a wide variety of amla powders and amla supplements, and these digital suppliers can take advantage of worldwide distribution networks to deliver right to your door.
The other benefits of these online, digital suppliers is access to widely available public customer reviews, producer information, ingredients, certifications, and nutrition facts — all before you even click to buy.
However, in the face of this wealth of information, it can often be difficult to compare apples to apples (or amla to amla, rather) and determine which powder to purchase.
The key here is simplicity: amla, by itself, is one of the most powerful medicinal plants ever discovered.
So raw, organic powdered amla is the goal.
This can be identified right on the label.
Anything else listed under the ingredients is just extras -- and not necessarily something you want.
Amla with a Little Upgrade | Amla Green
Speaking of extras – even sourcing high-quality, organic, non-modified amla powder is still just half the battle.
Remember above, where we mentioned two obstacles to amla’s popularity? The second is amla’s powerfully bitter and sour taste.
We’ve eliminated both of these obstacles with Amla Green.
We work with top-quality producers in India and Asia to produce an organic, 20X concentrated amla powder that’s harvested wild and USDA approved.
Amla Green is a way to add amla to your diet in a way that tastes great, and provides even more health benefits thanks to the incredible benefits of green teas and hibiscus teas.
What Customers Say About Our Amla Powder
Customers across the board have been thrilled with Amla Green, and have shared stories of how it tastes great, has improved their energy, has reduced their blood glucose, and lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol.
See a few of these stories at the Amla Green customer reviews page.
The Take Home Message on Amla
Amla is one of the world’s most powerful superfoods, antioxidants, and medicinal plants, capable of improving your energy, blood health, and immunity while protecting you from a wide range of chronic diseases.
However, it can be tricky to source high quality, organic amla powder, and even high quality powder suffers from an exceptionally tart and bitter taste.
Enter Amla Green, a wild-grown, fully organic, USDA approved amla powder you can have delivered right to your door.
Amla Green combines the health benefits of amla with Oolong green tea or hibiscus tea, leaving a great taste that’ll have you looking forward to each cup.
If you’d like to try Amla Green yourself, you can do it right now risk free, with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee.
We’re so excited about this product that if Amla Green isn’t for you, we’ll give you your money back.
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Page Medically Reviewed and Edited by
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
Cyrus Khambatta, PhD, is a cofounder of Mastering Diabetes and Amla Green is an internationally recognized nutrition and fitness coach who has been living with type 1 diabetes since 2002. Using an evidence-based approach to nutrition and fitness, he first reduced his own insulin usage by more than 40%, and has educated thousands of people with all forms of diabetes how to reverse insulin resistance using food as medicine. Cyrus earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, then earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. He is the co-host of the annual Mastering Diabetes Online Summit, a featured speaker at the Plant-Based Nutrition and Healthcare Conference (PBNHC), the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) Conference, Plant Stock, and has been featured on Forks Over Knives, NPR, PBS, KQED, Fast Company, and is the author of the upcoming book Mastering Diabetes.
- Cyrus Khambatta