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Cyrus Zahir
What is Vacuum-Frying and why is it better than conventional frying?

What is Vacuum-Frying and why is it better than conventional frying?

Vacuum-Frying Process: At Snack Garden, we use vacuum-frying as an alternative to conventional frying. It offers significant benefits such as the improvement of fried product safety and quality and reduced oil oxidation because of the low-temperature processing. The low frying temperatures and minimal exposure to oxygen are responsible for most of the benefits of vacuum-fried products, which include nutrient preservation, oil quality protection, and reduction in toxic compound generation. As a result of vacuum-frying our Vacuum-Fried Veggie Chips are crispy, flavourful, have less oil and contain more nutrients compared to traditional fried chips.

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Cinnamon Coconut Granola Mix

Cinnamon Coconut Granola Mix

Ingredients:  - Oats – 4 cups  - Nuts: Pecans, cashews – 1 cup - Seeds: sunflower seeds, chia seeds, hemp seeds – ½ cup - Coconut Oil – 2 tablespoons  - Maple Syrup – 1 tablespoon  - Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon  - Sea salt – 1 pinch  - Snack Garden Natural Organic Coconut Cacao Chips – ½ cup Instructions:  - Preheat Oven to 340 degrees Fahrenheit.  - Line a large rimmed baking sheet with wax paper.  - Mix Oats, nuts, seeds, coconut chips, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Feel free to blend the seeds prior. - Pour in the coconut...

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Coconut Almond Granola Mix

Coconut Almond Granola Mix

Ingredients: ½ cup/120 milliliters coconut oil ⅔ cup/160 milliliters pure maple syrup ⅔ cup/160 grams brown sugar ⅔ cup/160 milliliters coconut or almond milk   1 ½ teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 cups/455 grams rolled oats 65 grams of our Organic Natural Coconut or Coconut Cacao chips Half a teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 cup/85 grams sliced almonds ½ cup/70 grams raw pumpkin seeds ½ cup/65 grams sunflower seeds or pine nuts  Instructions:  Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a pan over medium heat, combine coconut oil, maple syrup or honey, sugar,...

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Cyrus Zahir
Freeze-Dried Fruit - Why is it Healthier?

Freeze-Dried Fruit - Why is it Healthier?

What is Freeze-Drying?  Freeze-drying is a unique drying process because the fruit undergoes sublimation, in which frozen water is evaporated directly from ice to water vapor, removing 99% of moisture from the fruit, without ever having to enter a liquid phase. All the moisture is taken out of the fresh fruit, leaving it in its purest form. What’s left is 100% fruit that is crispy and naturally sweet for you to enjoy! Why is it better than conventional drying methods? Research has shown that freeze dried fruits hold up to 90% of their original nutritional content. Conventional drying methods leave...

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