Our Ingredients: From the Farm to You

Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower Seeds are one of the best sources of Vitamin E and are packed with healthy fats and protein. Its nutrients work to neutralize free radicals that can damage your brain and cell membranes. It is also high in magnesium, which can help prevent migraines, decrease blood pressure, and lower cancer risk (in addition to decreasing chocolate cravings).

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are rich in protein to build muscle and support memory. They are also high in B vitamins and L-tryptophan, which support healthy and happy hormone levels. In addition to fighting depression, these seeds also help prevent kidney stones and parasites.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are a powerhouse of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They outrank superfoods like blueberries, greens and salmon for prized nutrients like omega 3s (ALA), antioxidants, magnesium and iron. The seeds’ protein contains all of the essential amino acids.

Poppy Seeds

Poppy seeds are 50% healthy fatty acids like linoleic and oleic acid, which help fight viruses and bacteria. Their high fiber is incredibly effective in lowering LDL cholesterol. They are also high in B vitamins and minerals, like zinc, magnesium, and iron, and support healthy digestion.

Sacha Inchi Seeds

Sacha inchi seeds have 17 times more healthy omega-3 fats (ALA) than sockeye salmon, and its protein has all the essential amino acids. Once planted surrounding ancient cities as a nutrition source, these seeds are making a resurgence and their cultivation is reforesting parts of the Amazon. The protein powder is created by crushing the seeds to extract the oil—no chemicals, no enzymes, just food.

Apples

Apples are the second highest ranked fruit in antioxidants, which is why they are associated with increased brain health and decreased risk of stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon outranks garlic in antioxidants, with levels so high, in fact, that it can be used a food preservative. It fights bacterial and fungal infections. It also lowers your blood sugar levels and insulin resistance and may decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and various forms of cancer.

Chocolate

Chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which help the plant protect and repair from environmental toxins, and it holds the same benefits for us. Other potential benefits are lower blood pressure, increasing blood flow and decreasing clotting risk. The stearic acid in the cocoa butter helps protect against virus and bacteria as well. We use a raw cacao powder to capture the maximum benefit from the plant, as processing robs chocolate of nutrients.

Dates

Dates provide solid energy with fiber to help with digestion and lowering LDL cholesterol. They contain tannins that are anti-flammatory, anti-viral, anti-bacterial. Their list of vitamins and minerals is truly impressive even compared to other superfoods, spanning from iron to calcium to copper and aiding in blood clotting, blood health, electrolyte balance, eye health and many lowering cancer risk.

Sorghum

Sorghum is a non-GMO grain naturally high in fiber and iron and rich in antioxidents. This low-fructose syrup is made by cooking the cane on which it grows over low heat and reducing the liquid. It has a lower glycemic level (50) than most other sugars and syrups and contains sucrose (46%), glucose (16%) and fructose (13%).

We believe in using the highest quality foods to make our bars because we want ZEGO bars to help you be healthy, not just satisfy your hunger. So in addition to designing our recipes without common allergenic foods and gluten, we take extra steps to take care of your health needs and those of the people for whom you buy snacks. Here are some examples.

  • Our organic sunflower, chia, poppy and sacha inchi seeds provide “complete” protein (22 amino acids). Our sacha inchi protein is pressed, roasted and ground, not processed with chemicals or enzymes.
  • Our non-GMO verified fruit is sourced only from Washington, Oregon, and California farms.
  • Our seed and fruit products are very high in naturally occurring fiber and low-glycemic, making them a great choice for anyone watching their blood sugar (including diabetics).
  • We do not use ingredients known to cause stomach upset common in other snacks, like raw oats, inulin (chicory root fiber), and artificial sugars.
  • We test for glyphosate and work to keep our products free from this chemical, which has been linked by some studies to non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, breast cancer and celiac-type symptoms.

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