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Organic Cheezy Herb Truffle Snip Chips by Wonderfully Raw - 2 oz

Although parsnips have a long and fabled culinary history — they were considered an aphrodisiac in Roman times — they’ve fallen out of favor these days, especially as showy interlopers like purple carrots are edging further into the rooty spaces in the produce aisle.  We at Barefoot Provisions believe that the humble parsnip is about to have its day again. The fact is, parsnips are delicious, and packed with nutritional goodness. And when they’re made into chips as good as these, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Snip Chips.  

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

Parsnips are one of those undersung veggies that you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about. They look like hairy albino carrots, except you can’t crunch on them raw like carrots. They’re the sort of veggie you might walk right past in the produce aisle or at the farmers market, looking for the familiar, uncertain about exactly what to do with these strange white rooty things. Maybe once you bought some parsnips, thinking you’d use them in a stew or something, but chances are, they sat deep down in your produce drawer for months, growing limper and sadder as the weeks went by.

Although parsnips have a long and fabled culinary history — they were considered an aphrodisiac in Roman times — they’ve fallen a bit out of favor these days, especially as showy interlopers like purple carrots are edging further into the rooty spaces in the produce aisle.

We at Barefoot Provisions believe that the humble parsnip is about to have its day again. You may laugh, but lest you forget, kale used to be just as obscure as parsnips until its recent meteoric rise to fame and fortune, no doubt spurred on by the kale chip revolution.

The fact is, parsnips are delicious, and packed with nutritional goodness. And when they’re made into chips as good as Snip Chips, there’s really no excuse to not be eating them. I absolutely love kale chips, but I’ve found a new lust in Snip Chips. The earthy sweet flavor of the parsnips 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 Cheezy Herb Truffle flavor is incredible. It’s doing the “vegan cheese” thing that many kale chips do so well — a tangy sweet umami combination of red bell peppers, lemon, spices, and nutritional yeast (‘nooch’ if you’re cool) all melds perfectly into a savory cheesy coating that makes the chips completely addictive. And then an additional layer of truffle oil adds a fragrant musky earthiness to the whole thing, merging perfectly with the earthiness of the parsnips, but catapulting things into a whole new sensory realm.

Why Snip Chips are so good for you

The primary ingredients in these Snip Chips are raw organic parsnips, coconut and cashews. You’d be hard-pressed to put better stuff in your body.

Parsnips

Parsnips are an amazing source of nutrition. Here are some highlights:

  1. Contain many poly-acetylene anti-oxidants such as falcarinol, falcarindiol, panaxydiol, and methyl-falcarindiol. Several studies have found that these compounds have anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-cancer function and offer protection from colon cancer and acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  2. Excellent sources of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Adequate fiber in the diet helps reduce blood cholesterol levels, obesity and constipation.
  3. High in vitamin C, a powerful water-soluble anti-oxidant. It helps the body maintain healthy connective tissue, teeth, and gum. Its anti-oxidant property helps protect from diseases and cancers by scavenging harmful free radicals from the body.
  4. Rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid as well as vitamin K and vitamin E.
  5. High levels of minerals like iron, calcium, copper, potassium, manganese and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure by countering effects of sodium.
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.

Here’s a little background on Wonderfully Raw, the amazing company behind Snip Chips

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!

Check out this video from the show, InFocus, that tells the story of how a diabetic (type-2) Sequoia Cheney discovered raw food. It saved her. Then, she founded this company, Wonderfully Raw...and we're all the beneficiary of it. Whether you're a raw foodie, or just love delicious food like us, dig in and eat to your heart's delight. This video goes on to talk about their other fantastic product (and one of our personal faves, Cocoroons), but you can get the genesis of the company here.

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!

Categories: Crackers and Chips Snacks & Minimeals Veggie Snacks

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