About Us

I created Hearthy Foods because of my mom.  For years, she suffered from diabetes and high blood pressure. I remember the day doctor told her that she had to eliminate the rice, naan, and roti's from her diet. For an Indian mother, these were her life staples. I felt so helpless looking at my mom's face and seeing the sadness in her eyes. I wanted to make a flour that my mother would be able to use to make her favorite bread, roti's, and food. By eliminating wheat, I started on a journey to understanding the problems of wheat. I read Wheat Belly by William Davis in which he exposes the harmful effects of wheat.  A wheat diet is the leading cause of obesity and other health problems. The book by Dr. David Perlmutter called Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers exposes even so-called healthy carbs like whole grains can cause dementia, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety, chronic headaches, and depression. My mother told me she has been eating wheat as a kid like her parents and grandparents with no side effects. I realized the mass-produced wheat of today is not the same as the local wheat grown by artisans in my mom's village. This is when I had the idea to make plant-based flours that my mother would be able to use to make her favorite bread, roti's, and food, without sacrificing taste. As our diets changed and health improved, I wanted to share those original flours with the world. Although my mother is no longer with us, it was her struggle that inspired me to start the first plant-based flour and halal wellness company.
We hope you enjoy our products as much as we do. We promise to continue to innovate and bring you the finest products that never sacrifice taste or quality. The only "no" that remains is the one that says "no: to anything but the best. Come to Hearthy and come to the land of "yes". With much love,
 Riaz Surti
CEO and Founder of Hearthy Foods
NOTE about the picture : a picture of my mom and dad in front of the Taj Mahal in 1978. I had the world's greatest parents a kid can ever have. 
Picture of the flounder Riaz Surti