Samantha Caldeira began to appreciate fresh unprocessed foods including organic fresh milk while living in London. The long-time Kuwaiti resident had become keenly aware of the food she was eating, and the kind of things that could go wrong when eating the wrong type of food. In the years she spent there, she detoxified her system from those harmful components.
When she left London for Geneva, however, fresh, organic milk was much more difficult to find. All she could purchase was the boxed long life products that she had stepped away from in London. So, she searched online for alternatives and started making her own almond milk.
Almond milk has become a popular alternative for health conscious individuals that are weary of additives in processed milk. This lactose free option contains fewer calories and is high in vitamin D, which helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and osteoporosis. Its vegan properties make it cholesterol free and perfect for those on a heart healthy diet. Samantha was instantly hooked, but when she returned home she found herself once again without a healthy alternative.
“On my return to Kuwait, I found that boxed almond milk was easily available,” she said “But soon realized that again, these are as harmful, and hardly beneficial as they are very diluted, the nut content is very low and they contain harmful preservatives and stabilizers.”
Not one to be deterred, Caldeira continued to make almond milk and also started experimenting with various kinds of nuts and natural flavorings. At the encouragement of a friend she decided to sell her products and created Purple Sunflowers, named after her love for the color and her late mother’s love for the blossom. Her milk is made fresh and is free from dairy, artificial flavorings, preservatives and stabilizers. She uses organic ingredients where available, top quality nuts, mejdool dates, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, organic rose petals and organic lavender flowers to name a few.
In February of this year she launched her nut milks, baking and beauty organic products for the duration of last season’s Qout Market, and it was an incredible success. Customers that had allergies to soy, dairy, gluten and grains had found an amazing source of daily nutrients. Those with diabetes and other health issues were excited at the alternative, and those that have never taken to the taste of regular milk were instantly hooked.
On living and being able to pursue her passion in Kuwait, Samantha concluded, “It’s wonderful to see such a growing awareness and appreciation for healthy products and food in Kuwait.” She concluded, “There is a new generation of Kuwaitis and expats who are not just making excellent food and lifestyle choices but they are setting trends and leading many to a healthy lifestyle, simply by being such great examples.”
How would your mother describe you in one word?
How would you describe your mother in one word?
What is the most insane question you’ve ever been asked?
So what do you do with nut milk? Do you bite it or do you sip it?
What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve done?
Traveled to Paris for 2 nights just so I could spend the entire time at the Louvre and it still wasn’t enough LOL, but I absolutely loved it!
What is your theme song?
‘My Hope is in You’ by Aaron Shust, not exactly my theme song but I listen to it often and it gives me comfort and strength.
What word in the English or Arabic language do you wish you had invented?
Where would you like to live? What is your dream retirement location?
Somewhere in Languedoc-Roussillion, Provence or Madeira, Portugal.
What is the first famous quote that comes to your mind?
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Helen Keller.
What do you miss about your childhood?
What animal best describes the kind of partner you’d be interested in?
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I wouldn’t want to change my name even if I could.
Describe your handshake in one word?
What is the toughest part of your character?
Striving for perfection in everything that I do, that has gradually changed, now I just aim for excellence rather than perfection and yes, I realize there is a big difference between the two. It makes life easier for myself and those around me. No one is perfect and that includes me.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
What in the world do you least desire?
Hmmm, haven’t really thought about that.
What do you think is lacking in the world, which if there was more of would make the world a better place?
Compassion, honesty and mutual respect.
Why do you think most girls/guys like you?
Perhaps you’d be better off asking them 🙂
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing called…”
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