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Jajja Wellness Brings Indigenous African Health Juices to Twin Cities

Henry Kisitu, Founder



A line of health juices that are based on indigenous African recipes is making a splash in the Twin Cities market. Jajja Wellness offers a variety of tonics that are infused with African superfoods like moringa and baobab, and based on the founder’s grandmother's recipes from Uganda. The tonics have traditionally been used in Uganda to treat a host of medical ailments. They are organic and use no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or colors of any kind.

Jajja Wellness founder Henry Kisitu grew up in Uganda, learning his grandmother’s craft after 

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both his parents died when he was just 3 years-old. He eventually came to America to study at the University of St. Thomas and stayed to launch Jajja Wellness “Jajja means grandmother in Luganda, my native language, and my grandmother really was way ahead of her time when it came to knowing what to put in your body to be healthier,” Kisitu says. “I can speak firsthand as to how these tonics make you feel, and they were highly valued by the community for the same reasons.”

The ingredients in Jajja’s juices have been superfoods in Africa for many years. Jajja’s tonics are also unique in the special way they are made, so that the nutrients are easily and quickly absorbed into the body, allowing one to reap the full health benefits. “The response we’ve received from customers has been incredibly positive. The demand is really strong. I love all of the questions we get from our customers about the unique ingredients in our tonics, such as moringa and baobab. These ingredients give our tonics a very unique taste, which people are loving,” Kisitu shares. both his parents died when he was just 3 years-old. He eventually came to America to study at the University of St. Thomas and stayed to launch Jajja Wellness “Jajja means grandmother in Luganda, my native language, and my grandmother really was way ahead of her time when it came to knowing what to put in your body to be healthier,” Kisitu says. “I can speak firsthand as to how these tonics make you feel, and they were highly valued by the community for the same reasons.”

Jajja Wellness juices are available online and at local retailers, including Mastel's Health FoodsMississippi Market Natural Foods Co-ops, Seward Community Co-op, Valley Natural Foods, Lakewinds Food Co-ops, and more.

To learn more, visit JajjaWellness.com
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