Our Raw Crunchy Kale chips starts out with the most nutritionally dense leafy green vegetable available…fresh, leafy kale! We then batter it up with flavorful, natural ingredients including raw cashews, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, buckwheat & spices to give the kale that extra punch of flavor. Once well covered the kale chips are then dehydrated below 115 degrees (retaining active enzymes) to transform it into a light, crunchy and delectable snack food that rivals and surpass any popular unhealthy snack.
Killer Kale facts!
- Grown for more than 2,000 years, Kale was popular in Europe during Roman times and the Middle Ages. Kale offers protection from vitamin A deficiency, osteoporosis and iron-deficiency anemia.
- It is very rich in vitamin A, 100 g leaves provide 512% of RDA. Vitamin A is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and is essential for vision. Foods rich in vitamin A offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.
- Kale is believed to protect from cardiovascular diseases, colon, oral and prostate cancers. Like other members of the Brassica (cabbage) family it contains health-promoting phytochemicals, sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol that appear to protect against these type of cancers.
- Kale is packed with antioxidants, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
- It’s a very rich source of β-carotene, lutein and zea-xanthin. These flavonoids have strong anti-oxidant and anti-cancer activities. Beta-carotene is converted to vitamin A in the body.
- One cup of chopped raw kale provides more than 100% of the daily value of vitamins A, C, and K.
- Kale comes in different colours: green, white, purple, or bluish green, and also different leaf shapes.
- Kale contains lutein, a type of carotenoid (an organic pigment) responsible for the plant’s color and nutrients. Lutein helps keep eyes and vision healthy. Zea-xanthin is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes where it is thought to provide antioxidant and protective light-filtering functions. Thus, it helps prevent “age-related macular degeneration” (ARMD) in the elderly.
- It is an excellent vegetable source for vitamin-K; 100 g provides about 700% of recommended intake. Vitamin K has potential role in bone health by promoting osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity.
- Adequate vitamin-K levels in the diet also help to limit neuron damage in the brain; thus, has been used in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
- It is notably good in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, pantothenic acid.
- Also a rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, sodium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus.