Have you ever heard about BRUNEUS? I did my research on healthy snacks and came across Superlative Foods website and a brand new journey begins. I am really honoured to meet owner Angeline Lee, former biologist and founder of Superlative Foods. She started her business in March 2013 making raw chocolate and activated nut products. She did share with me her challenges starting her own business and the determination to stay passionate to her vision of making healthy, sustainable food. Truly amazed with her work.
As a breakfast lover, I do enjoy nuts over my cereal, or otherwise snacking on them during tea break. I love wholesome food! Just like everyone else, grabbing the convenient packed raw/roasted nuts in any supermarket as my pick but only to realize that not all packed nuts are organically grown nor free from additives/preservatives.
At BRUNEUS, all produce are organically grown and uses only natural ingredients for nut cluster. Handcrafted to perfection and are made fresh in small batches with no additives or preservatives. Have you also heard about activated nuts?
Activated nuts are nuts that have been soaked and sprouted. The process of activation breaks down phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors, making the nuts more easily digestible than raw or roasted nuts and the nutrients are also more easily absorbed by the body. The nut clusters are dehydrated at a low temperature to preserve the enzymes and nutrients. As compared to other conventional nuts, activated nuts allow the body to easily digest and absorb the nutrients.
Another star ingredients in BRUNEUS is their unadulterated chocolate, raw cacao nibs are made from peeled and crumbled cacao beans carefully selected from organic farmers in Bali. Raw cacao nibs are chocolate chips in its most natural form and it is a powerful natural source of magnesium and antioxidants. A power booster for a healthy heart! ♥
Combined with all natural raw cacao nibs and coconut palm sugar makes it even more awesome! Definitely highly nutritious and a great source of Vitamin E. Coconut palm sugar makes the product a healthier choice as compared to processed cane sugar, as it is low in Glycemic Index and is suitable even for diabetics. It’s also good for people who are looking to control their weight.
The walnut clusters are equally yummy! Everything with cacao nibs just tasted better. I couldn’t agree more on that, as I especially love the bitter-sweet aftertaste of every munch of nuts I place into my mouth. Bursting in flavours and absolutely natural and healthy! How could anyone resist?
I shared these bags of nuts with my family members and friends who are seldom a nut eater. They were in awe with BRUNEUS bursting flavour! All of them ate more than 4 pieces at least. We could easily wiped out 2 bags in 10 minutes. The truth is, not everyone can take raw/roasted nuts. They may not be able to take the taste and just simply dislike it. The best example, will be my sis who doesn’t consume nuts. Yes, any type of it was a ban to her. To my surprise, BRUNEUS was the only nut product she took! Probably the culprit behind this was the cacao nibs. Who doesn’t love chocolate, no?
My favourite way to eat these cacao nibs will be adding them to my fruit smoothie! I blend them with my usual combination; strawberry + banana, avocado milk or mixed berries juice! It gives a chocolatey flavour and also a nice crunch with the bittersweet after-taste. That’s how pure & raw these cacao nibs are! You may replace them as chocolate chips in your favourite cookies or cupcakes too!
The newest product of the range will be; Chia Seeds & Raw Cacao clusters. These bags are guaranteed of 25% chia seeds! What exactly are chia seeds? The little seed — which comes in either white or black colour has a huge nutritional profile. It contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. Superfood chia seeds are crazy-versatile. You can throw some in everything from yogurt to oatmeal to peanut butter cookies! Click here to read on more: Top 10 Benefits of Chia Seeds
These delicious nut clusters are great toppings for ice cream, yogurt and salads. Perfect for everyone from all ages. It is vital to consume nut products as they provide us with good fats, minerals and vitamins which empower our bodies. The selection of food is essential from young, as we are able to absorb nutrients effectively and getting them into our blood streams.
Bruneus nut clusters ($7.90) and sweet cacao nibs ($8.90) are available at retailing locations: Tangy Tangerines (Pasarbella), eat ORGANIC, Toby’s Estate Asia, Four Seasons Organic Market, Zenxin Agri-Organic Food, NAIISE and Playhao.
Nuts and chocolates are the best things in life ♥