BUCKWHEAT CAKES with Plant Omegas (Gluten Free)
5 INGREDIENTS: Organic Buckwheat, Organic Flaxseed, Hemp Seeds, Chia Seeds, Sea Salt (Gluten Free)
These Buckwheat Cakes with Chia, Flax, and Hemp offer a delicious way to get essential Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids into your meals, especially if you’re on a plant-based diet.
Chia, Flax, and Hemp have a unique nutritional profile. This trio of tiny super seeds is a great source of plant-based proteins, fiber, healthy fatty acids, and a variety of minerals. They contain Omega 3 which helps maintain your hormones, hair, and skin, as well as support many other functions in your body. Omegas are an essential nutrient often found in fish, so it’s particularly important for those on plant-based diets to compensate for them in some way, such as vegans and vegetarians.
We have combined this super seed trio with another super seed, buckwheat, to create an absolute bombshell of nutrients in every slice. These cakes aren’t just for those following plant-based diets, but anyone who wants to boost their nutrient intake.
There are 2 separately sealed stacks of cakes inside one packet. A total of 28 slices. If you have 4 slices a day, one packet will last you a whole week!
Servings per package: 7
Serving size: 29 g (4 cakes)
Developed in Australia. Made in Ukraine from their local organic ingredients.
|PER SERVE||PER 100g|
|Energy||115 Cal||395 Cal|
|485 kJ||1672 kJ|
|Protein||3.2 g||11.0 g|
|- Gluten||Not Detected||Not Detected|
|Fat, total||1.3 g||4.4 g|
|- Saturated||0.3 g||0.9 g|
|Carbohydrate||22.3 g||76.9 g|
|- Sugars||Not Detected||Not Detected|
|Dietary Fibre||0.6 g||1.9 g|
|Sodium||49 mg||170 mg|
- After opening, ensure you close the packaging tightly or place it in an airtight container. Cakes are sensitive to air humidity.
- If cakes have become less crunchy, simply place them in an oven at 180°C for 3 minutes. CAUTION: May ignite if heated in a toaster or grill!
- If you’re trying to lose weight, try replacing bread with buckwheat cakes. Calorie wise 4 buckwheat cakes = 1 slice of bread.
- If you simply want to improve your overall health and add more nutrients and vitamins to your diet, give buckwheat cakes a try!
- Cakes can be eaten plain or with your favorite toppings.
- Great for cheese or dip platters, picnics, breakfast, lunch, and pre- or post-workout complex carb snacks.
- Cakes have a very long shelf life, please see details on packaging.
There has been extensive research done on buckwheat, from its composition to the health benefits it may offer, we now know a great deal about this emerging superfood. Buckwheat grain contains many nutrients, including protein, lipids, dietary fiber, and a wide array of vitamins and minerals. The most prominent vitamins and minerals found in buckwheat are manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. These nutrients are important for ensuring your body functions normally and at optimum health.
About 20% of women and 3% of men do not consume enough iron in their diet. Both iron and copper work together to produce red blood cells and help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Without enough iron, it is possible to develop an iron deficiency and anemia, a condition which leads to weakness, dizziness, and body aches. Buckwheat also contains Magnesium, another essential nutrient for maintaining cardiovascular health and warding off heart disease.
Buckwheat is rich in two particularly important nutrients, phosphorus and manganese. Both of these essential minerals play an important role in the growth and maintenance of bones and tissues. Manganese also plays a strong role in metabolism and regulating blood glucose levels. Studies have suggested that manganese may influence your susceptibility towards type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis.
Lipids and proteins are also found in buckwheat and considered to be macronutrients, which means that your body needs to consume large quantities of them. These nutrients are broken down and used to make many structures in your body, such as tissues, bones, and cartilage. Fiber is another nutrient prominent in buckwheat. Fiber helps you maintain a healthy digestive track. Not only does fiber help relieve constipation, but it has also been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers found in the digestive track and help control blood sugar levels. Fiber is also used in weight loss as studies have shown it reduces appetite and increases satisfaction.
Buckwheat is known as a functional food. This means the health benefits of consuming buckwheat goes beyond its basic nutritional value. Buckwheat may have a positive effect on controlling diabetes, cholesterol, and inflammation, as well as deterring cancer. Compounds found in buckwheat can potentially help control diabetes and high blood pressure in humans. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed that the consumption of buckwheat successfully reduced glucose levels.
A study published in Lung Cancer found that the consumption of a variety of foods, including buckwheat, was associated with reducing the risk of lung cancer. Buckwheat has been found to be rich in antioxidants, compounds thought to protect your cells and prevent damages that may lead to cancer. This is why buckwheat has been attributed anticancer properties, antioxidants may also account for many of the health benefits found in buckwheat.