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