Amazi: Direct Trade Premium Dried Snacks

eat good. feel good. do good

Not only are our snacks nutrient dense, plant-based powerhouses, they also help create more sustainable supply chains with every bite.

from farm

We build direct relationships with farmers in Uganda. With a commitment to ethical sourcing, we pay our partners up to 67% higher than market price.

to purposeful production

Our snacks are produced in partnership with local Ugandan businesses. By keeping production in Uganda, we promote job creation, market access, and equitable supply chains.

to your taste buds

With every bite of Amazi you take, you help us build inclusive and sustainable food system. Together we work to close the gap between source and consumer.

 

 

Certified Products:

Chili Spiced Plantain Chips

Plantains, Chili, Olive Oil, Salt. Yep, that’s it.

Sure to fire up your taste buds, these sassy snacks satisfy your spicy needs, while still highlighting the sweetness of organically grown sweet plantains.

Salted Coconut Oil Plantain Chips

Plantains, Coconut Oil, Salt. Yep, that’s it.

Amazi plantain chips are unlike any others on the market. Hearty crunch, bold flavor, caramelized texture. Our Salted Coconut Oil Plantain Chips are sweet, salty, crunchy, but with no greasy residue.

Salted Olive Oil Plantain Chips

Plantains, Olive Oil, Salt. Yep, that’s it.

Amazi plantain chips are unlike any others on the market. Hearty crunch, bold flavor, caramelized texture. And our Salted Olive Oil Plantain Chips are where the magic started. Our OG. They’re subtly sweet, salty, crunchy, but without the greasy residue you get from most chips, making them incredible versatile.

Chili Lime Jackfruit Chews

Jackfruit, Chili, Lime. Yep, that’s it.

Amazi Chili Lime Jackfruit Chews offer a kick of chili and a zing of zesty lime for a snack that is sure to liven your tastebuds. Beyond the bold taste and unique texture, these chewy treats are packed with antioxidants and fiber.

Ginger Lime Jackfruit Chews

Jackfruit, Ginger, Lime. Yep, that’s it.

Amazi Ginger Lime Jackfruit Chews balance zesty and earthy notes for a snack that is as equally tasty as it is healthy. With a truly unique, bold flavor that’s like a cross between apple, banana, mango, and pineapple, these chewy treats are packed with natural antioxidants and fiber.

Ginger Turmeric Jackfruit Chews

Jackfruit, Ginger, Turmeric. Yep, that’s it.

Amazi Ginger Turmeric Jackfruit Chews balance warming and earthy notes of ginger and turmeric for a snack that is as equally tasty as it is healthy. With a truly unique, bold flavor that’s like a cross between apple, banana, mango, and pineapple, these chewy treats are packed with natural antioxidants, immunity-boosting micronutrients, and fiber. A plant-based powerhouse.

 

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how it started

Amazi was founded in April 2016. My lease was up, so I left my job managing a yoga studio, and boarded a plane back to Uganda.

Why Uganda?

Well, I studied abroad and did my thesis research in Uganda. While living there, I was blown away by their organic tropical fruits, bursting with flavors unlike back at home. But stand after stand, people traded fruits raw or looked for cheap ways of processing or exporting. I had heard stories about cocoa farmers never seeing a chocolate bar. This anecdote sums up a lot about our supply chains as a whole.

The heart of the problem

Those at the resource were completely separate from the opportunity and innovation that existed in the global market—resulting in high unemployment and food waste. Meanwhile, back at home, consumers looking for products that serve a higher purpose, there was a huge opportunity missed not only for local industry and job creation, but also to satisfy a growing need for US consumers.

Connecting the dots

As someone who is deeply embedded in the world of wellness and natural products—having taught yoga for several years, started a fitness coaching company in college, and had been through my own trials and tribulations with gut issues and disordered eating—I connected the dots.

My solution was to connect this ingenuity, drive, and bounty with folks who crave both good food AND story—presumably, YOU!

Chili Spiced Plantain Chips - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Plantains, Chili, Olive Oil, Salt

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Salted Coconut Oil Plantain Chips - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Plantains, Coconut Oil, Salt

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Salted Olive Oil Plantain Chips - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Plantains, Olive Oil, Salt

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Chili Lime Jackfruit Chews - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Jackfruit, Chili, Lime

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Ginger Lime Jackfruit Chews - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Jackfruit, Ginger, Lime

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Ginger Turmeric Jackfruit Chews - Amazi - Certified Paleo by the Paleo Foundation Ingredients: Jackfruit, Ginger, Turmeric

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

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The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.