The Muesli Ingredients
Raw almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E. They’re also rich in monounsaturated fat, one of the two ‘good fats’ responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol.
Cashews are rich in protein and a raw, natural source of energy.
Walnuts represent one of the best plant sources of protein. They’re rich in fibre, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants such as Vitamin E. They also contain more omega-3 fatty acids than other nuts.
Hazelnuts contain a special combination of fats (primarily oleic acid), protein, carbohydrates, vitamins (including vitamin E), minerals, dietary fibre, phytosterol (beta-cytosterol) and antioxidant phenolics.
Brazil nuts offer a nutritional source of magnesium and thiamine and are among the richest dietary sources of selenium.
As well as an excellent source of dietary fibre, sunflower seeds contain amino acids, vitamin E, B vitamins (especially vitamin B1 or thiamine, vitamin B5 and folate), and various minerals. Also rich in cholesterol-lowering phytosterols.
Sesame seeds are exceptionally rich in essential minerals including iron, magnesium, manganese, copper, and calcium. They also contain vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin E (tocopherol). Natural sesame oil has one of the highest antioxidant levels of the edible oils. Sesame seeds also contain phytosterols which may help reduce blood cholesterol.
Linseed or flax seeds are high in dietary fibre including lignans, and contain loads of micronutrients and omega-3 essential fatty acid. Flax seeds may also lower cholesterol levels, especially in women.
A fantastic source of protein, essential minerals and essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (including one or more omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 unsaturated fatty acids).
Whole, unprocessed oats are an excellent source of thiamine, iron, and dietary fibre. Oats are also the only source of antioxidant compounds known as avenanthramides which may help protect the circulatory system from arteriosclerosis. Oat products also contain antioxidant-rich beta-glucan and the fibre in oats may help reduce blood cholesterol.
Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCTs are actually smaller than other fats so the body digests them quickly transforming them into an immediate source of fuel – rather than storing them as fat cells. Unlike some saturated fats, coconut oil does not raise cholesterol or contribute to weight gain.
We use puffed Australian amaranth in The Muesli gluten free. Amaranth has the highest protein content of any grain. It contains significant quantities of the 8 essential amino acids not produced by the human body and most of the 14 non-essential amino acids, making it close to optimal for our body’s requirements. It has a very high nutritive value, high quality protein, is very digestible, with quality carbohydrates – ie. no sugar, substanital dietary fibre and no cholesterol.
Brown Rice Flakes
The brown rice flake adds a more nutritious whole grain to The Muesli gluten free. The grain is rolled flat so processing is minimal and it has it’s own unique flavour adding to the mix of flavours from the nuts, seeds, amaranth & coconut.