Friday, March 29, 2013

Health Benefits of Kale Chips

Happy Friday to Everyone!

Kale chips have many health benefits, and are an excellent alternative to potato chips or corn chips, in particular when they are raw.

Here are some of the many benefits that kale chips have:

-         Kale Chips are extremely rich in nutrients:
Kale chips are loaded with a variety of important nutrients, such as vitamin K, vitamin A (as beta-carotene
) and vitamin C. Vitamin A is very important in protecting the cells, which line our intestines and our respiratory system. Vitamin A also supports our eyesight and strengthens our retina. Kale is a great source of carotenoids, which are needed for the retina. One cup of kale chips has more than 100% of our daily need of vitamin C, for supporting our immune system. Furthermore , they have over 500% of our daily need in vitamin K – vital for blood clotting and for improving bone density. Kale chips also contain vitamin E.

-         Kale Chips can help in managing our weight:
One cup of kale chips has about half the calories that regular chips or cookies have. If you replace calorie-loaded chips and snacks with raw and healthy kale chips, it will help in reducing and maintaining your weight.

-         Kale Chips support Cardiovascular Health:
Since Kale chips do not contain any cholesterol, no trans fats, nor any unhealthy saturated fats, they are very beneficial for a healthy heart.

Try out our new Manna Kale Chips – They come in 4 different flavors:

Curry Bliss, CafĂ© Mocha, Say Cheese & Pizza Margherita  J


Friday, January 25, 2013

Organic Farming and a Sustainable Food System

How does organic farming contribute to environmental sustainability and food security worldwide? 

"Organic farming has the potential to contribute to sustainable food security by improving nutrition intake and sustaining livelihoods in rural areas, while simultaneously reducing vulnerability to climate change and enhancing biodiversity." Organic farming also consumes much less fossil energy than conventional farming techniques do. Furthermore, it increases and sustains biodiversity. 

To learn more about the link between organic farming, sustainability and food security, read the following interesting report by the Worldwatch Institute: 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Once again, we would like to wish all our friends a very Happy New Year! 

~ Your Manna Organics Team

Friday, December 7, 2012


Walnuts look very similar to the brain and carry a variety of benefits for us:

Walnuts are high in vitamin B, vitamin E, magnesium and antioxidants and are also rich in fiber. They are one of the best vegetarian sources of protein.

Furthermore, they are good:

-       for a healthy heart, as the healthy fats in walnuts improve artery functions and help our circulatory system
-       for our brain because of the high level of omega-3 fatty acids found in them
-       as a mood alleviator, again due to the omega-3 fatty acids
-       for preventing gallstones, as studies show
-       for our bones: walnuts have anti-inflammatory qualities which support the body in having strong bones. 
-       against insomnia: walnuts are a natural source of the hormone melatonin, which helps with falling asleep

These are just some of the health benefits walnuts have among others.

Our Banana Walnut Hemp Sprouted bread has lots of healthy, organic walnuts in it & is rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Orders Shipped with Dry Ice - Now Available:

We now have a distributor who ships our sprouted Manna breads & our Gluten-free breads on dry ice to your home! When you order from this distributor - Wise Choice Market - the breads arrive at your home frozen! You can order directly from here: 

Wise Choice Market

Friday, September 14, 2012


Quinoa has many great benefits: It is very rich in fiber and magnesium, which protects against hypertension; it is also a great source of riboflavin; furthermore, it is used as an antiseptic in South America. Consequently it is known to be a ‘super-food’. I.e., compared to white rice, a standard serving of quinoa has twice as much protein and eight times as much fiber. Besides these health benefits, it is also Gluten-free, which makes it a great alternative for people who have to avoid Gluten.

Since some people believe that it tastes a little plain, some restaurant chefs use a secret trick and toast it first, which gives it a wonderful nutty, rich flavor. Their recommendation is to spread the quinoa on a tray and place it in a 350-degree oven for 8-10 minutes, until it’s golden brown. Then cook it according to the instructions.

Quinoa is also known to be slightly alkaline-forming, which is another health benefit.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Researchers in Brazil tested pasta made from green banana, and according to their research this pasta was better accepted in flavor, aroma, texture, e.g., than regular whole wheat pasta. The results did not only come from consumers who cannot eat Gluten, but also from non-celiac consumers.

The researchers also remarked that pasta made from green banana is high in nutrition, and also utilizes a raw material, which at present has little commercial value. The commercialization of this product could bring about new opportunities for banana farmers, and also for pasta producers. Moreover, consumers would enjoy tasty Gluten-free pasta, which is nutritious and available at lower cost.

Source:J Acad Nutr Diet. July 2012