Healthy snacking has never been this easy and indulgent. Navitas Naturals has launched a new line of Navitas Power Snacks that feature a combination of the most nutrient-dense superfoods and organic seeds, fruits and nuts. The first two varieties in the line, Cacao Goji and Citrus Chia, are flavorful grab-and-go functional foods that use only certified organic and raw ingredients. Blueberry Hemp will be launched later this year.
Navitas Naturals has long been known for their simple, single-ingredient organic superfoods from around the world. Recently, however, the award-winning company has added superfood combinations including a line of organic trail mixes, and innovative make-your-own chocolate superfood kits. Now, Navitas Naturals is heeding the demands of snackers and retailers by going deeper into the realm of “nutrition convenience” by introducing Navitas Power Snacks.
“This is a breakthrough superfood product that we have been brainstorming and developing for a long time,” says CEO Zach Adelman, whom founded Navitas Naturals in 2003. “Navitas Power Snacks are a simple and delicious way to introduce people to superfoods, or to provide experienced superfoodies with a fun new format to enjoy some of their favorites.”
Offered in an 8-ounce re-sealable and recyclable pouch for a SRP of $8.99, Navitas Power Snacks are chewy, bite-sized nuggets that provide robust flavor. It is a healthy bonus that they contain no refined sugar, and are gluten-free and dairy-free. Navitas Power Snacks and other Navitas products are available at a wide variety of retail locations throughout North America including Whole Foods Markets, Wegmans and HEB, and at many online stores such as Amazon.com and NavitasNaturals.com.
In addition to the raw cacao powder and goji powder that Navitas Naturals is renowned for, Cacao Goji Power Snack also features exotic superfoods from Central and South America—maca, chia seeds, camu-camu and lucuma powder, as well as other wholesome raw foods such as date paste, raisins, sesame seeds and sunflower seeds. In addition to chia seeds, Citrus Chia Power Snack contains maca, camu-camu and lucuma superfoods, as well as apricot, raisin, cashew and coconut flakes.
Meet the Superfoods in Navitas Power Snacks
The many nutritional attributes of the key ingredients in Navitas Power Snacks are worth noting*:
Chia is a high-energy superseed that offers a unique blend of protein, fiber, essential fats, antioxidants, complex carbohydrates, and vitamins and minerals. Perhaps most notable, chia is a rich source of essential fatty acids—more than 3 times the concentration of most grains. Chia is also a robust source of protein (more than 20%) with all of the essential amino acids.
Cacao is a raw form of chocolate that is one of the world’s best sources of powerful antioxidants, and is the richest food source of magnesium. Cacao also provides a vast array of essential minerals and nutrients including: Iron; Potassium; proteins; beta-carotene; and alkaloids.
The Goji Berry is one of the highest known sources of antioxidants and it contains 18 amino acids and all essential amino acids. Rich in beta-carotene, polysaccharides, riboflavin and carotenoids, the goji berry is known to help foster a long life and strengthen the immune system.
Camu-Camu is most famous for its abundant concentration of vitamin C—containing up to 60 times more than an orange. This antioxidant-rich berry is also a great source of potassium, calcium, protein, beta-carotene and other powerful phytochemicals and amino acids that are known to have a wide range of therapeutic effects.
Maca is rich in amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, C and E, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and is a good source of sterols and fatty acids. It has long been used in traditional medicine to increase stamina, boost libido and combat fatigue. Alkaloids in maca are known to nourish the endocrine system—responsible for production and maintenance of hormones.
Lucuma is naturally sweet, but low on the glycemic index. This alternative sweetener is also a good source of iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B3, beta carotene, fiber and bio-available protein.
About Navitas Naturals—Quality, Integrity & Food Safety
The mission of Navitas Naturals is to provide premium organic superfoods that increase energy and enhance health. Nutrient-rich whole foods are at their best when they are produced via organic agriculture and minimal processing methods. That is why all Navitas Naturals products are certified organic, and use methods such as freeze-drying to ensure maximum nutrition. Food safety is very important to Navitas Naturals, which is demonstrated by the rigorous third-party testing of their superfoods. Since its founding in 2003, Navitas Naturals has been committed to socially responsible business. Their direct purchasing partnerships expand fair trade opportunities for farmers in developing regions around the world. For more, visit www.navitasnaturals.com.
* These claims have not been reviewed by the FDA. This and other Navitas Naturals products are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.