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We take what goes into every product and recipe seriously because we believe that you deserve the best.
[We work with 3 main ingredients in our products: chickpea flour, brown rice flour and coconut sugar. Check our what we're workin' with below]
Chickpea flour is the star ingredient in all of our products believe it or not. No relation to chickens of course, chickpeas is a legume that has an abundant amount of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. If we didn't love coconuts so much, we would've named our company, Chickpea Whisk. Only joking... kinda : )
Chickpea is not only a protein source, there's also dietary fiber, resistant starch, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals, especially folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
BROWN RICE FLOUR
When creating our recipes, we didn't want to simply use regular wheat flour due to the gluten present in it. So we chose brown rice flour instead. This versatile option is packed with better-for-you qualities!
When it comes to brown rice, we love it because of the fiber, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and it's lower impact on blood sugar levels. #winning
Our favorite ingredient of all (but shhhh, don't tell the others). This powerhouse ingredient is our fav because of it's low glycemic index and light flavor. We promise to use only organic, non-GMO and unrefined coconut sugar because you deserve that, suga.
Coconut sugar contains mineral and vitamins like iron and zinc. There's also a decent amount of flavnoids, anthocyanidins and polyphenols. These phytonutrients helps to reduce inflammation, cholesterol and blood sugar. Last but not least, this superfood contains inulin. Inuline has the ability to stimulate bifidobacteria, a form of probitics, which helps boosts the immune system.
Moral of the story? Coconut sugar is a better option than many other sweeteners.
THE WHOLE CREW
We also work with 100% cocoa powder, dairy free chocolate chips, arrow root flour, tapioca starch, organic ground flax seed, organic gold vanilla bean powder and will be diligently adding more nutrient dense, healing foods to our collection of products!
Now, let's talk about sugar! We don't want to skip over this topic because like we mentioned before; transparency and honesty is what we're built on. We do use pure cane sugar and real brown sugar in some of our products (we're looking at you cookies!). So if you're someone who's a bit more shy with sugar, we get it! However, we believe that health means hearty salad bowls but also the occasional indulgence of sweets. Sugar also makes our vegan treats more loveable by all, so you can bring a tray of our cookies to your next party and know that it'll always be a hit :)
Since chickpea alone doesn't make up a complete protein, combining it with brown rice does. So, good thing we use both chickpea and brown rice flour in all of our products!
Wallace, T. C., Murray, R., & Zelman, K. M. (2016). The Nutritional Value and Health Benefits of Chickpeas and Hummus. Nutrients, 8(12), 766. http://doi.org/10.3390/nu8120766