After his son's amazing recovery because of the plant-based nutrition program, Arshad decided he wanted to make convenient, grab-and-go snacks that would meet everyone’s nutritional needs.
This is their story.
At two, my son was diagnosed with autism and severe gastrointestinal issues.
To get him on track, my wife and I started him on an aggressive gluten- and dairy-free nutrition program.
The nutritional changes helped heal his GI issues, which allowed for better absorption of nutrition.
As a result, he could focus on other necessary therapies.
Within three years, our son was in a mainstream classroom and was doing well academically and socially.
After my son’s recovery, I was convinced that plant-based nutrition was the right approach for managing inflammation.
It became apparent that reducing one’s allergen load (such as consumption of gluten, dairy, nuts, soy, oils, preservatives, and chemical-containing non-organic foods) helped the body recover from daily stresses.
I've dedicated my time in developing snacks free of damaging ingredients and founded Amrita Foods in 2012.
Since then, our growth has been steadily amazing.
It is our mission to create better-for-you plant-based snacks that nourish the body and soul.
We focus on “inclusion” by creating snacks free from the top 9 food allergens.
We strive to hit a balance between local and global ingredients to reflect the America we live in.
We follow a triple bottom line - where people and social mission take equal priority to profits.
And lastly, we are deeply involved in giving back to the autism community by providing employment to young adults in the spectrum.
We've launched our new allergen-free bakery last March 2020 in Bridgeport, CT.
This 100-year old building will hold snack making classes this summer.
As an elite bike racer, I have always cared about the connection between food and athletic performance.
We sponsor a lot of athletes and events. Hope to see them soon in 2020!