‘Superfoods’ is a term that gets thrown around often, but do you know what they are? If you don’t, then don’t worry. After all, we’re here to teach you. In this article we’ll take you step-by-step through what superfoods are, why cooking them might not be the best idea, and how Kale Chips and Quinoa Puffs are prepared. So, let’s get started.
What are superfoods?
What makes a superhero super? Special abilities, right? Well, superfoods are kind of like superheroes in their own right. Foods that are rich in nutrients are usually termed as superfoods. While there is no specific metric to judge superfoods, items like
spinach, blueberries, salmon and acai are considered to be among them. Of course, kale and quinoa are pretty high on that list. Just like superheroes fight villains to keep us safe, superfoods help prevent diseases to keep us healthy.
Disadvantage of cooking superfoods
Now we’re not suggesting that all superfoods should be consumed raw. That would be absurd. However, it is important to point out that some nutrients are often reduced during the process of cooking. Water- and fat-soluble vitamins like A, B, C, D, E and K are considerably reduced. Minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium are also part of the group. Bummer, isn’t it? If only there were ways to prepare these superfoods without losing the nutrients that make them super. Well, we found two.
How Kale Crisps are prepared
Kale is part of the supergroup and is rich in protein, iron and calcium. Also, vitamins such as A, C and K are found in abundance. We’ve already discussed how these nutrients can be lost during the process of cooking. But don’t worry, we’ve found a way to circumvent that process. Enter dehydration. The raw kale leaves are washed, after which spices are added to them. Once that’s done, the kale leaves are dehydrated for about 8 to 10 hours to remove all the moisture. That’s how you get those delicious and healthy kale crisps, with the nutrients still intact. Genius, isn’t it?
How Quinoa Puffs are prepared
Just like kale, quinoa is also part of the family of superfoods. It contains nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese and vitamin B2. Thankfully, we have have a way to save these nutrients too.
We use innovative technologies like extrusion to make our delicious Quinoa Puffs. The puffs are then roasted to perfection with all-natural seasoning made from fresh ingredients. So, the next time you’re in the mood for a light snack like bhujiyas, sevs, chips, we hope you give Quinoa Puffs a try
Now that you’ve peeked behind the curtain and taken a look at how these goodies are made, what your opinion? Do you like the clever solutions we’ve come up with to lock in the nutrients of these superfoods? Taste the goodness of these healthy snacks and be a super snacker!