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Our Mission

Jem is a mission-driven company. We craft premium organic products, representing the highest standard of sustainability and transparency; promoting a healthy, delicious world. 

Our Story

Jem Organic Nut Butters are crafted with care in Bend, Oregon, beside the breathtaking peaks of the high Cascades. It is with nature’s rich bounty in mind, that we developed a line of sweet and savory nut butters that are both indulgent and functional. We are a small and dedicated group of health enthusiasts who honor practices and ingredients that wholly embody goodness, and who believe in the power of food to not only sustain, but to nourish, inspire and build community! Our founders are: Jen Moore, CEO, nutrition expert, & mother of three; Tim Moore, Co-Founder & resident musician; Nik Rueth, COO & yoga enthusiast; all deeply committed to celebrating vibrant tradition, food and life! 

Our Commitment 

We craft premium, organic nut butters for the world market. All our ingredients are 100% OTC-USDA certified organic, GF, non-GMO and vegan. We have voluntarily hired third party labs to test random samples of our Jem’s for any hidden pesticides, harmful heavy metals, microbes or pathogens. Our Jem’s have come up clean every time. Just for fun we also tested for any hidden gluten, of which, there was none. Our GMP (good manufacturing practice) is informed by our commitment to raw, nutrient-rich foods. We closely monitor the temperature and speed of our stone-grinders and dehydrators. This means everything takes much longer, but we know the result will be our creamy delicious, and nutritious Jem Butters.

Jem Ingredients

We source fair trade ingredients of the highest quality, including Spanish Almonds, which we hand-select for their exceptional flavor profile and raw integrity. Our ingredients are all 100% OTC-USDA Certified Organic, truly raw, and free from pesticides, gluten, dairy, soy and processed sugar, so you can indulge in Jem guilt-free.

Sprouting

For maximum flavor and nutrient absorption, we sprout our nuts for 24 hours. During this sprouting process, phytic acid and enzyme-inhibitors are removed making the seed easier to digest and assimilate. After the nuts have sprouted, we dehydrate them, which takes another 24 hours in preparation for grinding and blending. Can you say small-batch? Absolutely. 

Stone-Grinding

Stone-grinding is the secret behind Jem’s smooth texture. We grind at slow speeds to keep the ingredients raw, for optimal nutrient absorption and flavor. The process can take up to 48 hours per batch, but the results are special. We grind every ingredient so that no particle exceeds 20 microns, which is the point where the human tongue can no longer detect texture. Neat stuff.