We make our foods with simple, wholesome ingredients — and everything we believe.

Nourish People and Planet with Progressive Nutrition

Progressive nutrition is our approach to food.

It means we value whole food and put the inherent nutrition of food first when considering every ingredient.

It means we make our food with a plants-first mindset.

It means we value not just the foods we make, but how we make them by being mindful of sustainable and ethical farming practices.

So inside every box, bag and wrapper, there’s not just real food, but a real food philosophy at work.

Ingredients with gifts

We seek out ingredients that give nutritional benefits. See some of the goodness that goes into our foods.

  • Chickpeas Chickpeas


    Beloved the world over, this legume has protein, fiber, a nutty flavor, and a place in our hearts

  • Flaxseed Flaxseed


    We love these little wonder seeds for their fiber, nutrients and ALA omega-3s

  • Pumpkin Pumpkin


    The pumpkin is good for more than pie — it provides antioxidants vitamins A and C

How do we make our foods? With every fiber of our being.


Why seven whole grains instead of just one?

Our 7 Whole Grains are better together.

Kashi? Hey, that’s a funny name.

Thanks! We like it too. It may sound unusual, but the Kashi name has deep roots. A blended term inspired by “Kashruth,” meaning kosher or pure food, and “Kushi," from the founder of American macrobiotics, our name stands for wholesome foods made with real nutrition.

Serendipitously, we later learned Kashi has meanings in other languages: “porridge” in Russian, “happy” in Chinese, and “energy” in Japanese. And to think we almost landed on Graino.

Honor our roots 7 Whole Grains on a Mission.™

We started out on our mission with a simple dream. We’ve carried it with us ever since.

Some 30 years ago, our founders envisioned the good that real food can do. They understood intuitively that real food has the power to do more than fill us with calories — it can create positive change in ourselves and in the world.

This sparked the epiphany that led us to explore nutrition from simple whole grains. We discovered that, when combined, whole grains can provide progressive nutrition, even protein, while minimizing impact on the planet. Seven whole grains later, we liked where this was going.

That was 1984 and the start of our 7 Whole Grains & Sesame blend. Today we still seek out ingredients for their specific taste, texture and nutritional benefits — like protein, fiber and a variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients not found in most single-grain foods.

With the dream of healthier living for all, we ended up cultivating a food movement. Our approach to progressive nutrition from real ingredients still inspires the foods we make and our mission to nourish people and planet.

We’re committed.

Find out about our work with the Non-GMO Project.

- Along the way to healthier eating, we made our own path. -

Non-GMO Project Verified Our commitment


Four of our GOLEAN cereals are Non-GMO Project Verified – a year ahead of schedule.



Four of our GOLEAN cereals are Non-GMO Project Verified – a year ahead of schedule.

Remember where you came from on the way to where you're going.

Enjoy real food

Real food is not just meant to be eaten, but enjoyed.

We think there’s a lot to love in the tastes, textures and nutrition that nature gives.

The tangy sweetness of a blueberry, the warming power of a bowl of oatmeal, the crispness of a carrot — slowing down to savor these moments of interactivity with real food helps us appreciate nature’s gifts and better connects us not just to our environment, but ourselves.

What’s more, we believe enjoying real food should be an everyday experience that we share.

Because we believe eating better together is better for all.