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Chili Pumpkin Seed Crunch Brussel Bytes by Wonderfully Raw - 2 oz

Brussels sprouts have a bad rap. Somebody somewhere decided that boiling forever was a good way to cook them, and now there are millions of people who think they hate brussels sprouts because they were forced to eat nasty bitter waterlogged brussels sprouts as children. Brussel Bytes are doing their part for civilization by showing people firsthand that brussels sprouts are not only not awful, but they’re downright delicious. And when they’re made into chips as good as Brussel Bytes, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Brussel Bytes.

Brussels sprouts have a bad rap. Somebody somewhere decided that boiling forever was a good way to cook them, and now there are millions of people who think they hate brussels sprouts because they were forced to eat nasty bitter waterlogged brussels sprouts as children. Brussel Bytes are doing their part for civilization by showing people firsthand that brussels sprouts are not only not awful, but they’re downright delicious. These crispy savory bites are so good, you’ll think you’re eating something unhealthy. Ha! Brussels sprouts are one of the healthiest veggies you could possibly eat. The only way you could make them healthier is by adding superfoods like coconut, cashews and pumpkin seeds. Which Wonderfully Raw has, in fact, done. Which only makes them taste even better, bringing out all their deep deliciousness with a perfect crispy coating of nuts and spices.

Yes, brussels sprouts, when prepared correctly, are profoundly delicious. And when they’re made into chips as good as Brussel Bytes, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Brussel Bytes. The nutty sweet flavor of the brussels sprouts combines brilliantly with coconut flakes and other phenomenal superfood ingredients and umami-rich seasonings to create a snack that tastes every bit as good as Kettle Chips in their heyday, but without any of the guilt. In fact, if you’re eating something this healthy as a snack, not only should you not feel guilty, but you should be feeling pretty smug. These things are nutritionally impeccable — they’re basically like eating an exquisite veggie dish, except they’re crispy and full of flavor and taste like potato chips, but much more interesting. I could easily see these as an appetizer or small plate at a hipster gastropub — they’re addictively good, and the flavor combinations are innovative, bold, and just plain fabulous.

The name Chili Pumpkin Seed Crunch doesn’t really do justice to the depth, complexity, and sheer umami deliciousness of these chips. An incredibly flavorful blend of spices — from chipotle to garlic to carrots to cilantro — creates an amazing warming savory-sweet coating that brings out all the wonderful qualities of the sweet earthy nutty base of brussels sprouts, coconut, cashews and pumpkin seeds. These are amazing eaten out of the bag, and I also love to sprinkle them on salads and soups. They’re just explosively good. Eating your veggies was never so yummy, or so easy.

Why Brussel Bytes are so good for you

The primary ingredients in these Brussel Bytes are raw organic brussels sprouts, coconut, cashews and pumpkin seeds. You’d be hard-pressed to put better stuff in your body.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are one of the most nutritious vegetables you could possibly eat. Here are some of their virtues:

  1. Contain many powerful antioxidant compounds that offer protection from prostate, colon, and endometrial cancers.
  2. Are an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps protect the body by trapping harmful free radicals.
  3. Are a good source of the antioxidant vitamin A, which is required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin, is essential for acuity of vision, and has been found to offer protection against lung and oral cavity cancers.
  4. Are an excellent source of vitamin K, which most Americans are deficient in. Vitamin K helps limit neuronal damage in the brain, and promotes osteotrophic (bone formation and strengthening) activity.
  5. Are notably high in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, pantothenic acid, etc., that are essential for substrate metabolism inside the human body.
  6. Zea-xanthin, an important dietary carotenoid in brussels sprouts, helps prevent retinal damage and age-related macular degeneration.
  7. Are also a rich source of essential minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Potassium helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Iron is required for cellular oxidation and red blood cell formation.
Coconut

Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:

  1. Help with weight loss
  2. Boost energy and athletic performance
  3. Help with Alzheimer’s and cognitive function
  4. Have antimicrobial and anti-viral qualities
  5. Nourish the thyroid
  6. Help prevent candida overgrowth
  7. Boost the metabolism
  8. Make skin and hair softer
Cashews

Cashews are a great source of dietary protein, healthy fats, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the wonders of cashews:

  1. Protein: Cashews have almost 6 times the protein of whole milk.
  2. Healthy fats: Cashews have a rich supply of oleic acid, a classically beautifying oil, great for skin and hair. It also reduces your blood triglyceride and low-density lipoproteins (LDL), and elevates your high-density lipoprotein (HDL) concentration. Cashews are also rich in linolenic acid, which can effectively lower your blood pressure, and also has antioxidant properties which defend your blood vessels from free radicals.
  3. Antioxidants: Cashews contain a small amount of zea-xanthin, an important pigment flavonoid antioxidant, which is selectively absorbed into the retinal macula lutea in the eyes, providing protective UV ray filtering functions and helping to prevent age-related macular degeneration.
  4. Vitamins: Cashews are an excellent source of vitamin K, which is indispensable to maintaining healthy bones, and has tumor suppression abilities. Studies have shown that increased intake of vitamin K lowers the occurrence of prostate cancer in men, and is effective in both prevention and treatment of cirrhosis and liver cancer.
  5. Minerals: Cashew nuts are very rich source of essential minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. You can read more about this stuff elsewhere on the internets, but here are a few of the minerals most concentrated in cashews, and their nutritional properties:
  6. Magnesium is involved in nerve conduction and muscle relaxation. It cooperates with calcium to allow muscles that line your blood vessels to relax, enabling vasodilation (dilation of blood vessels) and lowers your blood pressure.Eating cashews after strenuous exercises or during menstrual periods can effectively help you relieve pain and promote faster recovery.
  7. Cashews are also one of the best sources for dietary copper, which works to break down the fat in your food. Inadequate copper intake can raise your blood triglyceride level and increase your risk of fatty liver and heart disease.You also need copper for proper brain function. Copper is involved in the production and secretion of melanin and dopamine. Without enough copper, you can develop severe sunburn, chronic fatigue syndromes, depression and other neurological disorders.
  8. The high zinc concentration in cashews gives these nuts powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. There is strong proof that increased zinc prevents microbial colonization, and it is protects you from food poisoning and gastroenteritis. Having cashews in our diet improves your natural immunities against microbial infections.
Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a powerful superfood that everybody should be eating every day. They’ve been used medicinally for thousands of years, and their health benefits are off the charts. They’re loaded with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate. Recent studies (none sponsored by Big Pumpkin) are piling up, all underscoring the positive health effects of pumpkin seeds. The list of health effects of pumpkin seeds is rather impressive. Pumpkin seeds may help to:

  1. Combat the growth and spread of prostate cancer
  2. Reduce hot flashes, headaches, and joint pain and improve mood swings in postmenopausal women
  3. Improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  4. Reduce blood pressure
  5. Reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol
  6. Manage insulin levels and diabetes risk
  7. Reduce social anxiety and depression
  8. Increase sex drive
  9. Reduce inflammation that causes arthritis.
  10. Relieve pain after strenuous exercises or during menstrual periods
  11. Promote faster recovery after strenuous exercise
  12. Prevent osteoporosis
Here’s a little background on Wonderfully Raw, the amazing company behind Brussel Bytes

Starting out with a passion for pure ingredients and a healthy way of living, we sourced our ingredients from around the world supporting the wild, organic and sustainable movement. We have created wonderful foods that are guilt free and taste like they shouldn’t be! Wonderfully Raw was founded by…

Sequoia Cheney, CEO & Macaroon Maven

Sequoia always had a passion for good food, that wasn’t always good for her. When life threw her a curve ball and she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew something had to change if she wanted to heal herself. That began the road to good health. Sequoia always loved to eat, not necessarily to cook. She turned to her son Eric for inspiration. Eric Hara, renowned chef in New York City, encouraged his mom to be creative. Sequoia knew in her heart there was a way to create delicious food that was also good for her.   She found her way to Living Light Culinary Institute in Mendocino, California, where she trained with the best raw food chefs in the business, and gained the knowledge of how to prepare food that could support and heal the body. She was ready to embark on this journey. She sparked that passion inside of herself and was amazed how she could create food that not only tasted delicious but could heal. Sequoia is now medication-free and her blood sugar is normal. After teaching raw food classes and selling her food to the local community, Sequoia was encouraged to get her food to the market. Hence the beginning of Wonderfully Raw Gourmet! Now this dynamic duo mother and son team has come together to create the amazingly delicious Coco-Roons, Snip Chips and Brussel Bytes, using only the finest organic ingredients. Join us on the journey to good health with our great tasting treats! Check out this video, for the Wonderfully Raw and Coco-Roons story.

Categories: Crackers and Chips Snacks & Minimeals Veggie Snacks

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