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Here at Native, we believe it’s important to show the people behind our snacks, and to support all the hard work that goes into creating our popped lotus seeds. Our Snacks with Soul Initiative ensures that the communities that we work with get something back from every bag of Native Popped Lotus Seeds sold. 



We believe that what you snack on should not only taste good, but should also be good for the planet, people and place that our snacks come from. 

The world loves to snack, a lot. Yet not a lot goes back to those putting in the hard work, growing the crops to create delicious snacks that we all love to snack on. So we decided to do things our own way, and make sure we’re giving back to where it matters. 



We set up our Snacks with Soul initiative to make sure the people who grow our popped lotus seeds get something back from the people who snack on them. 

We have partnered with the Bihar Development Foundation U.K. and for every pack sold, we donate 1p to support our farmers and their families. The Bihar Development Foundation supports individual projects and causes for educational, social and medical development. It works alongside local NGO’s to support projects, with significant focus on improving healthcare in rural areas. We’re proud to support its focus on detection of health risks from heart disease, strokes and diabetes as well as creating awareness about infections.



Alongside supporting our farmers, we also want to support the families that follow in their footsteps, which means finding sustainable farming methods. We’re proud to be doing our part to show that it’s possible to create great tasting, sustainable snacks.

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Sadly, biodiversity is becoming a thing of the past. We promote the sustainable management of fields in wetlands, where our crops are grown and encourage the use of poly-culture crops to increase biodiversity in the ponds such as rice and water chestnuts. This helps sustain a natural ecosystem. Good for the ponds, but also good the farmers, allowing them the opportunity to profit from other crops and fish.


Even when it comes to popping our lotus seeds, our farmers keep things sustainable. They use bio-fuels such as old corn husks to ensure that the popping of our lotus seeds is as sustainable and as kind to the planet as possible.