Artisan Tropic

Artisan Tropic is a family with a passion for making the best tasting and most nutritious plantain and cassava chips. Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips and Cassava Strips contain only three ingredients or less! They have no preservatives or artificial flavors. They are Non-Gmo Project Verified, Gluten Free Certified, Certified Paleo, and are naturally Vegan. They also provide the perfect crunch for a healthy snack or side dish. Because of the long strip cut they have, they are perfect for dipping in any dip or salsa!

Unlike potato chips, cassava strips and plantain strips are more fibrous and are night-shade free. Because of the long strip cut they have, they are perfect for dipping in any dip or salsa!


Artisan Tropic Product Ingredients:

Seal Salt Plantain Strips: Plantain,  Palm Oil* and Sea Salt.
Naturally Sweet Plantain Strips: Plantain, Palm Oil*.
Naturally Sweet Plantain with Cinnamon Strips: Plantain, Palm Oil* and Cinnamon.
Cayenne Chili Pepper Plantain Strips: Plantains, Palm Oil*, Sea Salt, Cayenne.Sea Salt Cassava Strips: Cassava, Palm Oil* and Sea Salt.

*Palm oil from Sustainable resources.


Certified Paleo and Paleo Vegan Products

Sea Salt Plantain Strips, Naturally Sweet Plantain Strips, Naturally Sweet with Cinnamon Strips, Cayenne Chili Pepper Plantain Strips, and Cassava Strips.


Artisan Tropic: Snacking. Redefined.


About Artisan Tropic

Artisan Tropic is a family adventure fueled by our family’s passion for healthy living. In 1994, we moved to Charlotte, North Carolina from Bogotá, Colombia (South America). Charlotte has become home and is very dear to our hearts. We love to dance. We love soccer. We love family. And we LOVE to eat healthy.

In 2011, our youngest daughter was very sick. After getting many different opinions and undergoing various treatments, we could not figure out what was wrong with her so we took her to a holistic nutritionist. She went through some pretty drastic dietary changes and her body began to heal. It was hard but we are so thankful that we went through it all. She is now completely healed!

From this experience we learned the importance of whole food nutrition and the way God made our bodies to function and heal with the proper fuel. Our family became very passionate about eating healthy so we decided to create our own brand of healthy snacks.

That’s how Artisan Tropic began. Our desire is to share our family’s healthy adventure with you. Want to join us?

The Artisan Tropic Story

See the story, meet Maria, and even meet Don Jorge the farmer in Colombia that produces Artisan Tropic plantains!


Is a plantain the same as a banana?

Answer: No, it is part of the same family, but is considered a vegetable and need to be cooked before eaten. You can also eat a plantain at any point of it's ripeness.

What is a plantain?

Answer: Plantains are a member of the banana family. They are a starchy, low in sugar variety that is cooked before serving as it is unsuitable raw. It is used in many savory dishes somewhat like a potato would be used and is very popular in Western Africa and the Caribbean countries.

Where do plantains grow?

Answer: Plantain trees grow best in moisture-rich, tropical climates. The tree flowers develop into a bunch, which holds about five to 10 fruits. Plantains don’t have a growing season and are, therefore, available year-round. This makes them a very valuable, reliable food source for developing countries. Artisan Tropic Plantains are grown in Colombia, South America.

What are the health benefits of plantains?

Answer: Plantains are a solid source of carbohydrates with a low fat content, but they also provide a number of other health benefits as well. Plus, they don’t contain any significant levels of toxins.

Are plantains a good source of fiber?

Answer: Fiber has a profound effect on the digestive system and plays a significant role in keeping it regular. One cup of plantains provides almost a fifth of the fiber recommended daily, which is roughly 25–30 grams. As a high-fiber food, plantains add bulk to food intake, which aids digestion. That means, according to research from the University of Kentucky’s Department of Internal Medicine and Nutritional Sciences Program, consuming plantains is a great way to relieve constipation and provide relief from hemorrhoids and digestive conditions like diverticulitis. Fiber also make you feel full, which can help with weight control. Thus, increasing intake of dietary fiber can also help enhance weight loss in obese individuals. Soluble fiber is also known to help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which prevents heart disease. Fiber can also help stabilize blood sugar.

Did you know?

Answer: In a study from the International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences, dried plantain powder showed a significant ulcer-healing effect on an aspirin-induced gastric ulcer. Individuals who use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug therapy for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain are at high risk for developing ulcers in the membrane layer of the stomach. According to the study, dried plantain is able to stimulate the growth of the inner lining of the stomach.

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Additional information

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Distributor Info

UNFI (York, Atlanta, Ridgefield, Moreno Valley & Auburn), KEHE (Portland), DPI (Mid-Atlantic), Haddon House, Rikkos Inc., Sunbelt Natural Foods, Green Frog Products.

Business Type

Family Owned

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Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of helping Paleo Diet Adherents easily identify products that met the basic tenets of the diet.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Paleo Approved, Paleo Vegan, and Paleo Friendly Certification Programs.


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How we determine Paleo Certification Standards:

The Paleo Foundation develops Certification Standards from a mixture of input from various experts in the Paleo Movement, community input, and from logically and critically assessing arguments for the inclusion or exclusion of specific foods. After all, the Paleo Diet is a theoretical template, and therefore logic must be taken into account when making determinations for an entire community. 

Paleo Approved, Certified Paleo, Paleo Friendly, and PaleoVegan Certification Programs:

Each Paleo Certification Program has a different set of standards. For the absolute strictest standards, Paleo Approved certifies farms, ranches, and single-ingredient products. Certified Paleo, the most popular of the Paleo Certification programs certifies products that contain Paleo Diet ingredients, but have some 21st century processing methods allowing for shelf stability. The Paleo Friendly Program allows for products that are generally regarded as gray-area products such as kombucha, dark chocolate, and even grass-fed dairy.