Step aside popcorn. Move over protein balls. There’s a new healthy brand in town called Karma Bites, which is set to revolutionise the way you snack, thanks to its main ingredient: something we guarantee you won’t have tried before!
Karma Bites are made from popped Lotus seeds, which come from the revered Lotus flower. A much-loved snack eaten by generations and generations of families in Eastern cultures, Karma Bites have harnessed the nutritional power of this relatively unknown super seed for us all to enjoy!
So what exactly are Lotus seeds?
Lotus seeds come from the beautiful Lotus flower, which represents fortune and purity of the body and mind in Buddhism. Traditionally grown in Eastern Asia, Korea and Japan, they bloom in May and then the seeds are harvested in September.
Known for their high protein, low fat and rich mineral content, the seeds have been treasured for centuries in Eastern culture and are valued for their nutritional and healing properties in both Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.
How are Karma Bites made?
Karma Bites use the highest quality Lotus seeds, sourced from flowers in Eastern India. They are then gently popped on a low heat in order to preserve their goodness and nutrition.
Karma Bites: The Goodness Range
At only 120 or 126 calories per 30g bag, Karma Bites are something of a snacking saviour. Healthy, filling and delicious, these nutritious snacks are perfect for eating on the go, at your desk or as a post-gym guilt-free snack.
Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, Karma Bites have an option to suit all taste buds.
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Peri Peri
The range is also gluten free, low GI, free from artificial colours and suitable for vegans.
But what do the experts think?
“Lotus seeds contain more protein and less carbohydrates and less carbohydrate than similar snacks such as popcorn,” comments Nutritionist Cassandra Barns. “This means they could be better at filling you up for the same amount of calories and better for supporting your blood sugar levels.
“Another important fat about protein in Lotus seeds is that it’s a high quality or ‘complete’ protein. This means it is made up of a good balance of all the amino acids that our body needs. In comparison, grains such as corn and more nuts and seeds are lacking in one or more amino acids, usually lysine, making them less efficient as a source of protein for our body.
“Lotus seeds also provide a good source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, which plays an essential role in energy and supporting our muscles. The seeds are also rich in phytochemicals with antioxidant activity, which can help protect us against disease and have anti-ageing activity.”
Available from www.karmabites.co.uk, RRP: £1.59