Organic Almond Butter
This food is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Magnesium and Manganese. Almonds are small on calories and pack a big punch when it comes to Vitamin E, Protein, fiber, and important antioxidants. Almonds have been known to lower cholesterol and have a positive impact on heart health. Raw almond butter is becoming very popular with people with food allergies. Almond butter is considered hypoallergenic, making it much easier for people with food allergies to eat. Raw almond butter also contains monounsaturated fats, a much healthier alternative to saturated fats.
Organic Premium Blue Agave Nectar
We know that there is a lot of talk on the Internet about many agave products being adulterated with high fructose corn syrup. The Boku Bar actually contains Organic RAW Premium Blue Agave Nectar. Boku International pays much more money to get the “real deal.” Our organic agave is specially prepared at low temperatures to boost its status as a Latin American Super Food. Organic Agave Nectar is the liquid RAW VEGAN sweetener of choice for pristine products, such as organic coconut milk ice cream, organic artisan raw chocolates, etc. There has also been talk of agave being higher in fructose than other sweeteners. This is true. But, there is a significant amount of fructose in organic honey and cane sugar, as well as dried fruit. Sucrose is made up of half glucose and half fructose. Most people eat too much sugar and are therefore getting large doses of fructose as well. Boku doesn’t recommend people eating large amounts of concentrated sweeteners on a regular basis. The Boku Bar was purposely formulated to be sweet, but not overly so, like many other bars in the market. The Boku Bar is a super nutritious addition to a diet ideally high in organic fruits and vegetables.
Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa
Cacao has more antioxidant flavonoids than any food tested so far, including blueberries, red wine, and black and green teas. Health benefits of these antioxidants include: Promote cardiovascular health – Help dilate bloods vessels, reduce blood clotting, improve circulation, help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Protect from environmental and metabolic toxins – Help repair and resist damage caused by free radicals, and may reduce risk of certain cancers. Cocoa (cacao) is very high in catechins, which are polyphenols of the flavanol group, and which are believed to protect against heart disease, cancer, and various other medical conditions as well as improving blood pressure and glucose metabolism.
Organic Biodynamic Raisins
Biodynamic agriculture is a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system. More than three thousand years ago people were picking grapes and laying them out in the sun to dry – a process that has virtually remained unchanged. When ingested, raisins swell as the fiber present in them in dried form absorbs water.
The health benefits of strawberry include eye care, proper brain function, and relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout and heart diseases. The organic strawberries had
significantly higher antioxidant activity and concentrations of ascorbic acid and phenolic compounds.
Organic Sprouted Quinoa
Contains a much higher protein content than grains and has many essential amino acids. Quinoa has significantly greater amounts of both lysine and isoleucine (especially lysine), and these greater amounts of lysine and isoleucine allow the protein in quinoa to serve as a complete protein source. Yet another key mineral—calcium—is especially concentrated in quinoa in comparison to grains. On an ounce-for-ounce basis, quinoa provides over twice the amount of calcium as is found in whole wheat.