Cranberry & SuperSeed Rusks
Plant-based | Gluten-free | Dairy-free | Refined sugar-free
Written & Compiled by Elziree le Roux, Registered Dietitian
These rusks can be compared to ‘muesli-rusks’ and are great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or you can enjoy them as a snack when you are on-the-run or peckish. The rusks are popular not only for its delicious taste & crunch, but also because of its nutrient density in one rusk. The ingredients are 100% natural, wholesome and sourced from quality suppliers. Find a short-and-sweet summary below of why we chose these specific ingredients and the science behind this powerhouse product.
Replacing gluten in gluten-free products requires utilizing a mix of recommended flours, proteins, hydrocolloids, and technologies. Sublime with Lime makes use of a gluten-free flour mix of chickpea flour, tapioca starch, brown rice flour, white rice flour, potato flour & xanthan gum in starchy products like the Cranberry & SuperSeed Rusks. This blend is also very good at mimicking the effects of gluten offering the customer an enjoyable product. The potato flour offers a sticky texture like wheat products, where the chickpea flour contains health benefits from the resistant starch (fiber) in legumes, which lowers the Glycaemic Index (GI) and has more protein, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium than refined wheat flour. Many gluten intolerant (non-coeliac) individuals furthermore report improvement of bowel problems with the use of gluten-free flours like the flour recipe above.
superseeds: sunflower, pumpkin & flax
Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, poppyseeds, chia seeds and flaxseeds all deserve an article of their own. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds are difficult to include in the diet as is, especially in that of children. That is what makes our products so exciting. The sunflower seed and sprout contain valuable antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, wound-healing, and cardiovascular benefits found in its phenolic compounds, flavonoids, polyunsaturated fatty acids, and vitamins. The most abundant nutrients are selenium, copper, zinc, folate and iron.
The pumpkin, from the Cucurbitaceae family, has seeds that are discarded as the by-products of food processing, but they have been discovered to contain a rich repertory of nutrients such as proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, phenolic acids, carotenoids, tocopherol, phytosterol, squalene etc. Biological assays have proven these seed extracts to exert antioxidative, hypoglycaemic, anticancer, antihypertensive, cardioprotective, antilipemic, gyno-protective, and anthelmintic (destroys parasites) properties. Further, the seeds do not contain any major anti-nutrients.
Flaxseed is high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and other unique plant compounds, if the body’s conversion of ALA to EPA is efficient. Flax seeds are exceptionally rich in lignans, containing up to 800 times more than other foods and improves cardiovascular health.
The lauric acid in coconut oil kills harmful pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Coconut oil encourages fat burning and is an excellent source of energy for the brain because of the MCT fat content and raises HDL cholesterol Avenanthramides.
Oats are a source of magnesium often lacking in the diet. Only found in oats, are a family of powerful antioxidants and may reduce inflammation in your arteries and regulate blood pressure. Beta glucans, the soluble fibers from oats, have demonstrated benefits for blood sugar control. Studies show that moderate to large amounts of oats are well tolerated by patients with Coeliac disease. Oats partly address the issue of nutrient deficiency in Coeliac patients by being rich in fiber, thiamine (B1), riboflavin(B2), niacin (B3), folate (B9) and iron). Oats are a high protein grain.
Cranberries are known for their vitamin C content and quercetin, the most abundant antioxidant, which protects against viral infections.
Raw honey has more beneficial nutrients like pollen, enzymes and antioxidants than refined honey or cane sugar. Raw honey antioxidants reduce inflammation and a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Bee pollen has been found to fight inflammation and improve liver function. It also has properties that may help fight against heart disease and stroke.
natural peanut butter
Peanut butter is an ideal low carbohydrate ingredient and the oleic acid in peanuts improve insulin sensitivity and the resveratrol in peanuts may reduce heart disease. Sublime with Lime specifically makes use of high oleic acid peanut butter that is sourced from quality suppliers. Compared to other plant sources peanut butter has a high protein content and has a high Vitamin E and B3 and B6 content.
Find the summary below of the macro & micro-nutrients in one Cranberry & SuperSeed rusk serving.
Per serving – 80g (2 rusks)
1. Calories: 368kcal
2. Carbohydrates: 42g
• Total of which is sugar: 10g
• Total of which is fibre: 8g
3. Protein: 8g
4. Fat: 20g
5. Vitamin E
Product is ideal for people who suffer from cardiovascular disease, people who battle chronic or low grade inflammation.
These rusks are perfect for a quick breakfast, as a snack over your school/work breaks or for an on-the-run nibble on those busy days!
In collaboration with Sunbird Garden Route Health Bites
Sunbird Garden Route Health Bites
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