Raspberry Quinoa Clusters -- Powerful nutrition with a tasty, delightful, light crunch!
The perfect snack? -- We think so, that’s because our raspberry quinoa clusters can be eaten alone, added to soups and salads, eaten as a core ingredient in your favorite trail mix, or enjoyed as a simple stand-alone delicious snack -- all while being loaded with high nutrition!
Quinoa clusters are a functional food because they go beyond basic nutrition to support a healing response. Like medicinal herbs, adaptogens, and superfoods, quinoa clusters are the true essence of what we consider functional foods, with phytonutrients that may support the body in its ability to heal itself.
The creation of the raspberry quinoa clusters is the perfect blend of taste and real nutritional value -- providing you with a true functional food. While the ingredient list is short and simple, raspberry quinoa clusters produce an amazingly nutrient-dense snack which packs a powerful punch of nutrition and phytochemistry. The best part of this crunchilicious snack: it can be eaten alone or added to salads, trail mixes for a simple delicious snack with boosted nutrition levels.
The Superstar Ingredients inside our Organic Raspberry Quinoa clusters:
Organic Raw Shredded Coconut:
The Coconut Research Center states, "The vast majority of fats and oils in our diets, whether they are saturated or unsaturated or come from animals or plants, are composed of long-chain fatty acids (LCFA). Some 98 to 100% of all the fatty acids you consume are LCFA." Coconut is known to have MCFA or medium-chain fatty acids, also referred to as MCT or medium-chain triglycerides.
MCFA are metabolized by the human body differently because of their size; unlike the saturated and unsaturated fats in vegetable oils, eggs, milk and meats, which contain LCFA, coconut is a rare dietary source of MCFA which are highly beneficial to the body and overall health.
Only recently has modern medical science unlocked the secrets to coconut's amazing healing powers. Some of the well studied nourishing benefits of MCFA’s are: may support a healthy body weight, may support energy production, may support healthy mood and healthy hormone levels, just to name a few.
Organic Raw Freeze-Dried Red Raspberry:
Red Raspberries rank near the top of all fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their natural content of ellagic acid (from ellagitannins), quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins, cyanidins, pelargonidin, catechins, kaempferol and salicylic acid. Researchers are currently linking anthocyanin activity to possibly supporting healthy vision, blood sugar levels, circulation, fighting cellular mutations, and supporting a healthy aging process.
Raspberries' anthocyanins may also give these delectable berries unique antimicrobial properties, including the ability to possibly prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body. Quercetin and catechins are flavonols found in raspberries that act as antioxidants that may support a healthy immune response and may contribute to preventing cell mutation.
Quercetin has also been shown to possibly support the release of healthy histamine levels which may support a healthy allergic response.
Organic Raw Apple:
Like all fruits, apples contain a wide variety of constituents that give them their nourishing abilities. More and more evidence is proving the old Welsh saying to be true, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Apples are considered to be in the top 10 healthiest foods and for good reason. They contain Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium, and Zinc. Apples also contain 18 amino acids as well as fiber and pectin. Its sweetness comes from the approximate 10% fructose and sucrose naturally occurring in the fruit. The cooling and thirst quenching effect that we get when eating an apple is most likely due to the tannins present in the food.
Organic Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds:
Organic raw hemp seeds are chock full of nutrition and protein. In fact, hemp seeds are one of the world's most nutritious seeds. They are a source of vitamin E and contain all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain a healthy body. Another benefit, hemp seed is one of only a few sources of beneficial gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and stearidonic acid (SDA). It has a balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6 fats at around a three to one ratio.
Organic Whole Raw Cashews:
Cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts, approximately 75% of their fat is unsaturated fatty acids, plus about 75% of this unsaturated fatty acid content is oleic acid, the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil.
Studies show that oleic acid promotes good cardiovascular health, even in individuals with diabetes. Studies of diabetic patients show that monounsaturated fat, when added to a low-fat diet, may help to reduce high triglyceride levels. Triglycerides are a form in which fats are carried in the blood, and high triglyceride levels are associated with an increased risk for heart disease, so ensuring you have some monounsaturated fats in your diet by enjoying cashews is a good idea.
The king of the seed world, Quinoa is the ultimate ancient seed. Because of its nourishing protein, fiber and mineral content, Quinoa has crossed over into the world of superfoods because it is a stand-alone nutrient powerhouse and anything you add it to will bring that food up to a new level with texture and crunch.
Organic Coconut Palm Sugar:
It is composed of 78% sugars and 22% nutrients such as zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, some of the B vitamins, antioxidants and inulin, a prebiotic. It’s not surprising that it is so nutrient dense as the sap would be feeding the blossoms to create new coconuts. Also, coconut palm is a more sustainable crop as it is nearly twice as productive as sugarcane and it grows in depleted soils. And most importantly, it is a low glycemic sweetener registering just 35 on the glycemic index as opposed to 68 for white sugar.
Organic Raw Beet Root:
Organic Beet Root Powder is a nourishing tonic that may support the building of blood, particularly improving the blood quality in women. It also may support a healthy blood pH balance (reducing acidity) and better circulation. Beetroot has been used historically to possibly support a healthy detoxification process of the hepatic system.
Organic Green Tea Extract:
Green tea originates from China and has become associated with many cultures in Asia from Japan to the Middle East. Recently it has become more widespread in the West, where black tea is traditionally consumed.
Over the last few decades, green tea has been subjected to many scientific and medical studies to determine the extent of its long-purported health benefits, with some evidence suggesting regular green tea drinkers may have lower chances of chronic illness due to its nourishing abilities. Researchers have found an apparent connection between green tea consumption and healthy blood sugar levels. The key player in this new study is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in the tea. The tea has also been used for supporting a healthy body weight.
All this together in a scrumptious bite of yummy fun. And fun is truly fundamental to our quality of life. But adding snacks which help you meet your daily goal of fruit and vegetable consumption is the best of both worlds.
Suggested Use: Eat a handful anytime for a delicious healthy snack.
Origin: Handmade and packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
- Our Raspberry Quinoa Clusters are packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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