Berries & Us
We think of our customers in every step of the process as we create our Saw Palmetto Oil. Saw Palmetto Florida is a family-owned and operated company that has been in the saw palmetto industry since 1994. Quality and integrity mean everything to us, which is why we are vertically integrated and control every step of the process from berry to bottle. The saw palmetto plant grows exclusively in Florida and the Southern borders of Alabama and Georgia. Saw Palmetto Florida is located in South Florida which affords us the opportunity to monitor the saw palmetto plant and berries throughout the year.
The wild-grown berries thrive at our own farm but we also work very closely with local farmers to secure the quality and quantity of berries we need to produce our oil. We inspect the plants continuously throughout the year to assess their bloom and observe them through their growth cycle. In their season, the berries mature from green pea-colored buds to lush, orange-purple berries that grow to the size of a cherry through the period of July to October.
We assure the berries are picked at the height of ripeness based on visual inspection and laboratory testing. If any berries do not live up to our company standard, we do not use them in our production. Within 48 hours of being harvested, the berries are already in our dryers preparing for their transformation from berry to oil.
After the berries are dried, they are ground in our in-house grinders and made into oil in our on-site supercritical CO2 extraction plant. We use the cleanest, and most environmentally friendly technology that results in the purest, richest golden oil with no residues or toxins. We go above and beyond the industry standards so our oil reflects our own expectation of excellence and purity so we may proudly offer that to our customers.
We do what most companies don’t because we want to assure that we have the best quality Saw Palmetto Oil on the market. Many producers cut corners and source out to many vendors making it more difficult to know the quality and origin of the berries. And, what’s worse is many companies adulterate their oil with cheaper and lower quality oils. Every harvest season, we DNA test our berries and the plants they are harvested from to ensure our customers are getting authentic saw palmetto oil. We also do laboratory tests of our oil confirming it is within the United States Pharmacopeia’s specifications. At Saw Palmetto Florida, we want to make sure our customers thrive, and that they reap the benefits of our hard work that produces the highest quality Saw Palmetto Oil. This is why we control and oversee every step of the process from berry to bottle.
If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Team is ready to provide you with the information you need.