Sprout Power – What’s so Super about Bridgepeak™ Sprouted Organic Super Grains?

 

The core philosophy of Bridgepeak™ is Snack With Confidence. Confidence in yourself. Confidence in the great taste and quality of our 70% dark chocolate bark. Confidence that we’ll deliver on our commitment of evidence based nutrition. No more snacks loaded with empty calories – there’s plenty of those on the market already. Every single ingredient we selected in crafting our recipes had to have a purpose.

Sprouting itself isn’t new. In fact, it’s as old as plants themselves – it’s the natural process all seeds go through, releasing the nutrients inside to feed new, germinating shoots. Sprouting for nutrition is much newer. Without sprouting, grains and seeds can pass through the human digestive system largely unchanged, their nutritional benefits unrealized. With sprouting (which consists of soaking and then re-drying the seeds and grains) the resting seeds start to increase their metabolic activity, breaking down their reserve constituents into higher quality and more digestible nutrients including proteins, essential fatty acids, sugars, fibre and Vitamins (A, E, C and B complex). It’s an amazing process and literally changes the nature and benefits of the grains.

So what’s special about the grains and seeds we use in Bridgepeak 70% Dark Chocolate Bark? First, they’re delicious, adding a nice snap and a nutty crunch to every bite. Which is a nice start. But they’re also highly nutritious.

Organic Buckwheat – First point to note: despite its name, buckwheat is actually a close cousin to rhubarb and is actually wheat free and gluten free. It’s also one of the most complete sources of protein on the planet, containing all eight essential amino acids. This makes it perfect for people with diabetes and those who want to cut down on their carbohydrates and balance their blood sugar levels. It’s also a good option for people who have varicose veins or hardening of the arteries because it’s full of rutin, which helps strengthen capillary walls. Sprouted buckwheat is also rich in lecithin, which helps soak up "bad" cholesterol and prevent it from being absorbed, and high in bioflavonoids, flavonols and co-enzyme Q10. It contains all of the B vitamins, as well as magnesium, manganese, and selenium.

Organic Salba Chia – Not all chia is created equal. All the reports you may have read about the health benefits of chia can be attributed to one specific variety of the seed – Salba Chia, a specific variant which has over $1 Million of clinical nutrition research behind it. Chia seeds are incredibly nutrient dense. Gram per gram, they contain more omega-3s than Atlantic salmon, 6X more calcium than whole milk, 2.8X more antioxidants than pomegranates, 15X more magnesium than broccoli, 3X more fibre than oats, 3X more iron than spinach, and 2X more potassium than bananas. All Salba Chia products are grown using organic practices and are Non-GMO Project Verified—all from the lush soil and temperate climate of South America.

Organic Golden Flax – People have been domesticating flax for over 9,000 years. The nutritional benefits of golden flax seeds are overwhelming. Studies show that golden flaxseeds may improve insulin sensitivity in glucose intolerant people, perhaps related to the drop in oxidant stress due to the antioxidant qualities of flaxseeds.

So you see, it’s more than just a fad, or even a nutty crunch. Bridgepeak 70% Dark Chocolate Bark is about real taste and real nutrition. Try it, we know you’ll love it.

 Snack with Confidence!

Dan Johnstone

Co-Founder – Bridgepeak Nutrition Inc.