We focus on providing our customers with the highest quality range of organic superfoods here at Superfoods Australia. Much of our range is grown right here in Australia and for the products that we source from overseas, we focus on finding superfoods that are not only of amazing quality but those that have been ethically sourced.
While the potency and quality of our range of superfoods is important, so too is ensuring that our packaging is also of high quality. There is no point in us offering you all of these amazing superfoods is the packaging we’re offering isn’t up to scratch.
That’s why we also have Miron glass jars available.
Miron glass is a type of glass that offers a host of benefits, particularly when used to store potent tonics and herbs. Today, we’re going to tell you more about Miron glass, the benefits it offers, and how it works.
Keep reading to learn about Miron glass.
What is Miron glass?
Sometimes referred to as Biphotonic glass or violet glass, Miron glass is a type of glass that is very dark in colour. It is almost opaque and looks black, however, when held up to the light, it is actually a violet colour. It is commonly used to store natural products, including superfoods and skincare products.
The violet-coloured glass actually acts as a filter which enhances the benefits of using this type of glass – but we’ll talk more about how the glass works later. The use of violet glass can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, with Egyptians using this glass to store sacred and healing products.
It is also believed that in the Middle Ages, alchemists would use violet glass to store various concoctions, given the amazing storage capabilities of the glass.
The use of this kind of glass was all but overlooked due to various advancements in technology and products used for storage. That is, up until the 1990s when Miron glass was produced on an industrial scale.
What are the benefits of using Miron Violet Glass?
You’re probably wondering what makes violet glass different to normal glass. And while standard clear glass is a great and sustainable storage option for many types of products, including food, violet glass offers a whole host of benefits that no other kind of storage does.
Some of the benefits of using Miron voiolet glass to store superfoods in include:
- It improves the quality of your herbs;
- It makes your herbs and superfoods last longer;
- Reduces wastage of superfoods by increasing the shelf life of the product;
- It is reusable;
- It is a natural product; and
- It is recyclable.
Miron glass can provide all of these benefits, many of which are all because of the beautiful dark violet colouring of the jar.
What does Miron glass actually do?
How does the colour of glass impact your superfoods (and beauty products)?
Tonics, herbs and various superfoods can have their quality impacted by light and by air. While standard glass can offer airtight storage for your superfoods, it can’t unfortunately do much about light damaging your superfoods potency.
Light is important in the lifecycle of superfoods (and plants in general), however, it’s more important in the growth stages, rather than once the plant has reached its maturity. In fact, once the plant has fully grown, and in the case of superfoods, is now in its extract form, light can actually promote the decomposition of the superfood. That is except for violet light. That’s why you won’t see our superfoods in clear packaging.
Miron violet glass blocks out all types of light except for infrared and UVA light, which is also known as violet light – essentially acting as a filter for your superfoods. This helps to not only protect the lifespan of your tonics and herb but actually helps to improve their quality too.
So, by improving the quality of your tonic herbs and increasing their shelf-life, you have the chance to reduce your wastage. And once you’re finished with that product, you can either reuse the Miron glass packaging or recycle it.
Where can I get Miron glass storage jars?
If Miron glass sounds like your kind of storage option, then you’re already in the right place if you want to purchase some Miron glass jars.
Here at Superfoods Australia, we offer a variety of different sized European-made Miron glass jars, including wide neck jars in 150ml, 200ml, 250ml, and 1000ml sizes.
So, no matter what you’re planning on storing in them, there is a size for you.
But, not only do we offer empty Miron jars with lids to purchase online from anywhere in Australia, but we also offer a number of our organic superfood products in Miron jars too.
You can buy many of our super mushrooms, including our Australian Grown Lion’s Mane Mushroom in a Miron jar, as well as other superfoods, like the Siberian Pine Needle Extract in Miron jars.
Our entire range of superfoods is available to be shipped Australia-wide and if you can’t find what it is that you’re looking for or you have a question about superfoods – get in touch with us today. We’re happy to share our knowledge and see if we can help you!
Shop for Miron glass jars at Superfoods Australia.