POPPED WATER LILY SEEDS
Popped Water Lily Seeds, more popularly known as Phool Makhana or Fox Nuts in different parts of the world are ancient seeds that have been around for centuries! With a strong Asian descent, and immense medicinal values, these seeds are a fundamental ingredient in many Indian and Chinese households.
Popped Water Lily Seeds are found at the bottom of shallow bodies of water, mostly commonly in the region of Bihar, India. The cultivation process of these seeds is very sustainable. They are hand harvested, and naturally dried which means less water is used during cultivation compared to many other common grains (e.g corn). After the drying proccess, these seeds are puffed (popped) through a roasting process with no oil used at all.
Makhana has been extensively used in Indian and Chinese medicine, to prevent diseases and maintain good health. They have high nutritional value, and are a perfect alternative to the highly processed options available today. Makhana are naturally low in calories, high in fibre and essential amino acids, making them one of the best plant based protein sources! Compared to popcorn these seeds have 67% less fat, 20% fewer calories and 50% more protein. Due to the low sodium, low cholesterol, and high magnesium content, they are great for those with high blood pressure. Moreover, the low glycemic index of Makhana makes it a healthy snacking option for diabetics, and well for anyone! In fact, according to Ayurvedic medicine, Makhana in one's diet may actually maintain healthy levels of blood pressure levels and blood sugar. And to top that off, they are also: Gluten free, Corn free, Nut free, Vegan, Soy free.
Mindfully indulging in a snack is what we are all about - so we made sure to create a perfect snack that accommodates everyone and their dietary needs!
Originating from India, turmeric has been used since the ancient times as a spice and medicinal herb. Over the years it has found a place in kitchen cabinets around the world and is now making its way to the Western world.
Turmeric contains the ingredient of curcumin which provides extensive medicinal properties. Curcumin gives turmeric the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics. Many scientifically-proven resources state that curcumin has the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer's and cancer. It's a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.
We specifically combine our turmeric with black pepper in our Ultimate Spice Popped Water Lily Seeds because to increase the bioavailability of turmeric. A compound known as piperine that is found in black pepper, when combined with turmeric, allows your body to increase the absorption of turmeric, ultimately making it even more powerful!
Most sugars commonly available are refined and may increase your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. They're also linked to a higher likelihood of depression, dementia, liver disease, and certain types of cancer.
We chose a natural sugar, to provide you with an alternative to the highly refined sugars typically used in snacks. More popularly used and found in Southeast Asia, jaggery (gur) is obtained from the sap of palm trees. We value sustainability, and want to do our part. The process to extract this sugar is natural and doesn’t require the expensive and exhaustive refining processes. As jaggery does not go through a refinement process, it retains traces of many minerals and vitamins. Moreover, it is rich in nutrition and holds extensive medicinal properties. It is popularly used in Ayurvedic medicine for treating respiratory and digestive issues. Oh, and also its yummy!
Originally found from the foothills of the Himalayas in the region of Pakistan, we chose a natural alternative to table salt that is minimally processed. It is less artificial, meaning it contains less additives and a lower sodium content.
Due to the minimal refinement process, this salt contains traces of many minerals. Himalayan salt is shown to contain less sodium than regular table salt, and more iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. We chose a healthy and natural alternative, to give you the most whole food, healthy experience!