You were all waiting for her, here she is! Today we announce our new flavor! For this new Näak bar, we combined two ingredients with very interesting nutritional properties and unique tastes: COCONUT and MACADAMIA NUTS!
Why these ingredients? What are the nutritional properties of this new bar? We will answer these questions in this article.
The coconut is the fruit of the coconut palm, which dominates the beaches and tropical islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Naak chose this ingredient in its new recipe because, in addition to being tasty, coconut has excellent nutritional properties.
First, it is rich I fibre, 9 g per 100g, which is beneficial for the intestinal transit.
In addition, it contains 35% of lipids, and the majority of them are triglycerides, the main constituent of animal and vegetable fats.
It should be noted that the particularity of the triglycerides contained in the coconut is that they provide energy rather than being stored in fat. This is due to a lipid in particular: Lauric acid, a medium-chain saturated fatty acid, which represents the majority of the lipids contained in the coconut. In addition, lauric acid has antibacterial and antiviral properties that strengthen the immune system.
There is a great deal of controversy about saturated fats in the diet as these would be said to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease. However, recent studies have shown that there is no significant evidence to conclude that dietary saturated fats are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. All nutrients are essential to the proper functioning of the body when consumed in moderation. Coconut is therefore a very good source of energy, quickly used by our metabolism.
Less well-known than coconut, the macadamia nut is the fruit of a walnut originating in Australia. It consists of an almond (the edible part), wrapped in a solid shell, itself covered with a fleshy envelope that quickly disappears when drying.
Let's now talk about the nutritional properties of macadamia nuts.
These are essentially made of lipids. In more detail, ¾ of the lipids fatty acids found in macadamia nuts are monounsaturated, the majority being omega-9, which are beneficial to our organism and provide it with energy.
In general, unsaturated fats have recognized beneficial effects on cardiovascular function and may contribute to better glycemic control in diabetics.
Like coconut, macadamia nuts possess a lot of dietary FIBER: 9 g of fiber per 100g of nuts, which is, as previously mentioned, very good for intestinal transit. It is also a good source of minerals such as CALCIUM and MAGNESIUM, and vitamins like VITAMIN B1.
Let’s now focus on the whole bar. It has the same base of NATURAL INGREDIENTS as the choco-banana and choco-orange: dates, apple juice, cricket powder, raisins, chia seeds, maple syrup, sunflower butter, and oat flour, to which we added two ingredients mentioned above, the famous COCONUT and MACADAMIA NUTS. The latter brings a crunchy dimension that you will love.
In addition, this bar has an optimal omega-6: omega-3 RATIO OF 2: 1. The western diet is often criticized for being too low in omega-3, thus the high content of the bar in this fatty acid is perfect to balance the balance.
Finally, the bar has 26g of carbohydrates for 6g of protein, a ratio close to 4: 1, ideal for athletes after physical exercise to allow optimal recovery.