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EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER WANT TO KNOW ABOUT PEANUTS


WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT POP BARS?

We started making POP protein + fibre bars because we couldn’t find a snack bar that both tasted amazing with a real, crunchy texture and didn’t contain any weird ingredients. We love peanuts for their amazing nutrition, great flavour, delicious crunch and versatility and thus POP was born.

 

WHAT’S SO POWERFUL ABOUT PEANUTS?

Firstly, peanuts are a great food to snack on, they’re nutritionally dense, loaded with the good stuff (see the list below) and taste amazing.

Secondly, peanuts can literally save lives. RUTF (ready-to-use therapeutic food) sachets made up of peanut butter, sugar, oil, milk powder, vitamins and minerals can be distributed without the assistance of a medical professional to children who are acutely malnourished. This simple sachet containing 500 calories means more children can recover from life threatening severe acute malnutrition.

POP is committed to donate 1% of our annual turnover to Project Peanut Butter, one of the pioneers in RUTF. Since their launch in 2004 they have treated more than 1 million children with locally produced RUTF, thus helping to create jobs in the local community. You can find out more here.
 

ARE PEANUTS A NUT?

Peanuts are classed as a legume because they grow in the ground, unlike other types of nuts (such as almonds), that are grown on trees.
 

ARE PEANUTS HEALTHY?

Peanuts are an incredible natural source of protein, fibre, monounsaturated fats (also known as the ‘good’ fats), vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
 

WHAT’S THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF PEANUT FARMING?

Like other legumes, peanuts are able to fix nitrogen into the soil as they grow, which means they require less artificial fertiliser to be grown, they naturally recycle nutrients and help to lower the earth’s pH. Peanut farming also uses up to 16 times less water than other nuts, making them more environmentally friendly. 

 

ARE POP BARS GLUTEN FREE?

All POP bars are gluten free. Peanuts are naturally free from gluten but we have also ensured that we don’t use any other ingredients in our bars that contain gluten.

 

ARE POP BARS VEGAN?

Yup, all POP bars are vegan.

 

DO YOU USE GMO INGREDIENTS?

POP bars are completely non-GMO.

 

DO YOU USE PALM OIL IN YOUR BARS?

Our peanuts are air roasted, which means we never use palm oil in any of our bars.

 

WHERE DO YOUR PEANUTS COME FROM?

We source all our peanuts from a single peanut co-operative in Central America.

 

HOW MUCH SUGAR DO POP BARS CONTAIN?

We use maple syrup to sweeten our bars. Our dark chocolate is made with coconut blossom nectar so POP bars are refined sugar free.

Our bars range from 6.4g – 9.3grams of sugar per bar. That means our bars contain 40% less sugar compared to other healthy snack bars. You can see the full list here.

 

WHY DO YOU USE MAPLE SYRUP AS A SWEETENER?

Maple syrup has less overall sugar and more importantly less fructose than honey. It also contains more calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese than honey.

 

WHAT IS CHICORY ROOT FIBRE?

Chicory root fibre is a source of inulin, a type of soluble fibre. It is isolated from the roots of chicory plants. We use it in our bars as a binding agent, to increase the fibre content and to add natural sweetness.

 

WHERE ARE POP BARS MADE?

POP bars are made in the UK.

 

ARE POP BARS ORGANIC?

POP bars are not certified organic. We only use high quality, air roasted peanuts that are BRC certified, which enables us to keep our products accessible.

 

WHY DO YOU USE PUFFED MILLET?

Peanuts are a complete protein source; they have all 20 amino acids but of the 9 essential amino acids they’re low in methionine. Millet helps to counteract that slight deficiency, making POP bars more nutritionally balanced.

 

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT FIBRE?

It’s a fact that 90% of the UK population are deficient in fibre. The role fibre plays in our diet is becoming increasingly well understood. A healthy and diverse microbiome is essential to our physical and mental wellbeing. POP bars are high in prebiotic fibre, which is not broken down in the gastrointestinal tract and helps feed healthy gut bacteria in the large intestine.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR PRODUCTS?

You can see the specific list of ingredients and nutritional information about each of our bars here.

 

IS YOUR PACKAGING RECYCLABLE?

We would love for our packaging to be recyclable whilst ensuring our bars are adequately protected. We’re actively looking into solutions that we hope to implement by 2020. If you have any suggestions, please email us: pop@powerofpeanuts.com.