Food Nation | Delicious, NUTRITIOUS and expeditious – what’s that all about?

Delicious, NUTRITIOUS and expeditious – what’s that all about?

Keeping freshness first and minimising processing, our products are a celebration of the great tastes and textures plants offer with all the added benefit of whole food nutrition – delicious, nutritious and expeditious.

There are often a lot of mixed messages around whether you can satisfy your nutritional needs eating just a plant-powered diet so lets dig into that a bit deeper.

The Food Nation approach means you get a healthy mix of high fibre, nutrient rich complex carbohydrates from vegetables and legumes to supply you with a broad spectrum of whole food nutrition. Magic Mince works to supply many nutrients, that with the addition of other delicious and healthy, plant foods ensure a well balanced diet.

Our bodies also need a good mix of the basic building blocks in the form of carbohydrates, fats, protein and fibre.

Magic Mince is an excellent source of fibre not surprisingly given its ingredients and along with relatively low fat it has a reasonable level of complex carbohydrates. Delicious, nutritious and expeditious! One serving is 14% of your daily recommended protein (RDI) with the protein sources coming from the vegetables, legumes and seeds.

These products are a true celebration of what plants can offer from a nutrition and taste perspective and are all made here in NZ with love.

Here is a bit of a summary of some of the stars of these products and their nutritional benefits:

Mushrooms:  Fantastic source of fibre, B vitamins for a healthy nervous system and essential minerals such as zinc, selenium and iron. Also a source of Vitamin D, important for healthy bones and a robust immune system.

Chickpeas/black beans:  Exceptionally high source of fibre, protein and minerals, chickpeas and black beans also contain particular plant antioxidant compounds. Their high fibre and starch content supports digestion and blood sugar balance.

Leeks:  A great source of fibre, vitamin and mineral rich and particularly helpful as a food to feed the healthy bacteria in the gut.

Hemp seeds:  A well balanced plant form of essential fatty acids, hemp is a great veggie option of both Omega 6 and Omega 3 oils. They also supply a good amount of protein and a wealth of vital minerals including zinc, copper, magnesium, iron and manganese.

Corn:  Rich in B vitamins and high in fibre, corn also contains high levels of the protective antioxidants, lutein and zeaxanthin, which are the two carotenoids that are very protective to the eyes.

Capsicum:  Capsicum (or should we call them red pepper?) are known for their high level of Vitamin C as well as antioxidant rich carotenoids. A good source of B Vitamins and assorted minerals such as manganese and magnesium makes Capsicums overall a rich diversity of nutrients.