Why Did I Start Tucan?
I grew up in a country known for olive oil production; however, my life took an unexpected turn when, in my mid-20s, I was diagnosed with a brain malformation after moving to Canada. This marked the beginning of a challenging journey that included multiple brain surgeries, countless CT scans, MRIs, doctor visits, seizures, and a reliance on pharmaceutical medications.
For a considerable time, I was required to depend on pharmaceutical medications indefinitely. Until a significant turning point arrived when I met Emmy, now my wife, a lifelong Montessori Educator and a certified Holistic Nutritionist. Emmy transformed our kitchen into a sanctuary of whole-food healing, awakening a realization that a new path was beckoning. This marked the initiation of my journey towards becoming medication-free.
In 2021, I reformulated Tucan, which I first started in 2011, with a newfound mission rooted in my personal experience. Through holistic foods featuring clean and sincere ingredients, I aimed to share my acquired wisdom and personal journey, offering assistance to others.
As of August 2023, I am on the verge of a significant milestone—just one month away from being completely medication-free. Throughout this voyage, the unwavering support, encouragement, and camaraderie I've encountered from customers, colleagues, and the community during trade expos, events, and markets have forged a cherished circle that extends beyond business transactions.
As of September 2023, I am officially medication-free. The journey has just begun, and I am determined to conquer the fear of sudden seizures. This transformation marks a personal triumph over the challenges I have faced for more than two decades.
In 2024, my wife and I embarked on learning regenerative farming and welcomed a regenerative farmer, Meng Karbach, who is also a Product Developer and a certified Chef, to the Tucan Holistic team, supporting local products and promoting sustainability
As an act of gratitude for my second chance at life, I contribute 1% of my net proceeds to advocate for epilepsy.
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With heartfelt appreciation for your continuous support,
Backyard Herbal Gardener
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The FIRST Tunisian Organic EVOO with an Augmented Reality Label. Yes, our label comes alive!
100% Unadulterated Extra Virgin Olive Oil. When it is adulterated, olive oils can contain a blend of inferior quality vegetable oils so it could sell at a lower price – and label it as the “Extra Virgin Olive Oil". We’re here because of our personal health journey to have products with honest and clean ingredients.
In-house certified nutritionist quality assurance. Yes, it matters.
Super fresh with 0.2% acidity. 0.8 percent is average, 0.5 percent is good and 0.2 percent is supremacy
Certified organic and non-GMO
Co-owned by a Holistic GAPS Nutritionist and a brain-CCM survivor
1% for epilepsy foundation
Organic Coconut Blossom Syrup
As a holistic nutritionist, I advocate for replacing detrimental sugars in our diets with natural sweetener options that boast a lower glycemic index.
This shift not only diminishes the risk of fueling harmful bacteria in our gut but also improves blood sugar regulation and overall well-being.
Natural sweeteners such as organic coconut blossom syrup, stevia, monk fruit, and organic dates deliver sweetness without inducing the same abrupt spikes in blood sugar levels as refined sugars.
These alternatives are perfect for use in baking, cooking, and beverages.
By embracing these healthier options, we support gut health and align with our objective of making conscientious dietary decisions that nurture and fortify our bodies.
Emmy Suparmin, NNCP
About this item
- Certified Organic by Ecocert Canada
- Taste | It has a caramel flavor and a smoky undertone. It does not have a coconut taste as it is derived from coconut flower sap, not coconut fruit.
- Gluten Free | There's no wheat added to this product
- Vegan | There's no animal product added to this product
- Naturally low glycemic index | The low glycemic index (GI) foods minimize spikes in our blood sugar and insulin levels
- Hand-picked coconut flower sap | to prevent harming the tree and to preserve the quality
- No preservatives | 0% preservative in this product
Organic Black Garlic Products
We cultivate our organic garlic on a regenerative farm located in the Niagara region, Ontario, Canada.
Our signature product, black garlic, is meticulously crafted in our public health-inspected facility.
While some clinical studies mention that black garlic possesses antioxidant properties compared to fresh garlic and could potentially serve as a potent ally in combating inflammation in the body without resorting to chemical medications, it's essential to note that further research is needed to understand its potential health benefits fully.
Our dedicated team, consisting of holistic nutritionist, product developer, and certified regenerative farmers, is firmly committed to promoting holistic health and sustainability.
Kimura, S., Tung, Y., Pan, M., Su, N., Lai, Y., & Cheng, K. (2017). Black garlic: A critical review of its production, bioactivity, and application. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 25(1), 62-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfda.2016.11.003
Lu, X., Li, N., Qiao, X., Qiu, Z., & Liu, P. (2017). Composition analysis and antioxidant properties of black garlic extract. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 25(2), 340-349. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfda.2016.05.011