Welcome to Foodstarter – a show highlighting the best food projects on Kickstarter. Hosted by Matt Stillman, the program will explore the ideas behind the projects. On this episode, meet Maria Esztergalyos, the woman behind Palmera Naturals Palmera Naturals sauces and rubs are 100% natural, made from non-traditional ingredients, and include coconut-derived goodness designed to please your palette and boost your health. They are Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan with No Refined Sugar. The sauces and rubs feature Coconut Sugar – a natural sweetener with a (low) glycemic index of 35! The Soy-Free Teriyaki Sauce is made with Coconut Aminos, which is an amazing alternative to soy sauce and the Peanut-Free Satay Sauce is made with Sunflower Seed Butter. Learn more about the products and consider donating to their Kickstarter campaign to help them expand their reach and get on the national platform!

“Coconut aminos don’t have as much sodiums as soy sauce does – it’s a bit mellower. Most of the regular Teriyaki sauces are very very salty.” [6:30]


“The money I raise on Kickstater will help me make a large batch so I can sell them in stores.” [07:30]


–Maria Esztergalyos of Palmera Naturals on HeritageRadioNetwork.org