I've made a couple of batches of superfood for family and friends. The first batch I made was in one pound increments of the ingredients. The last batch I made was in five pound ingredients.
Making it in one pound increments of the ingredients, you can make the 14 ounce container for about $13. Making it in 5 pound increments of the ingredients, you can make it for about $11.50. Costs include freight.
My sources were Pacific Botanicals and Blessed Herbs and..., another source (spacing the name). I got the chlorella from Blessed Herbs and everything else from Pacific Botanicals. I looked long and hard for the non-fortified version of the nutritional yeast. I could buy it from the manufacturer, Red Star (Lessafre-sp?) in 50 pound increments, but I didn't want to do that. I found a downstream distributor who would sell it to me in smaller increments, but it was powdered instead of the large flake version that Schulze uses.
I also made up 15 pounds of detox tea for the equivalent of $5.60 per six ounce bag.
Tinctures are where the real savings are, from a cash outlay perspective. Including buying the bottle, most tinctures can be made for $3-4 per 2 ounce bottle. Some are cheaper, some a little more. My cayenne tincture, with the 150,000+ HU from Pacific Botanicals, mixed at a 1:5 weight/volume ratio is WAYYY HOTTER than the cayenne tincture I purchased from Schulze, and Schulze's was of very good quality.
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