New Look, New Recipe, Same Great Macros!
NEW Ingredients: Prebiotic Tapioca Fiber, Hazelnuts, Bovine Collagen Peptides, Cashews, Pumpkin Seeds, Egg Whites, Honey, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa (Processed with Alkali), Eggs, Water, Cocoa Extract, Vanilla Extract, Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt, Monk Fruit Extract, Rosemary Extract
Q: What the heck is collagen?
A: Collagen is the protein that holds everything in your body together. It makes up about 30% of all the protein in the human body, and is found in your bones, tendons, ligaments, connective tissues and skin, and plays various roles in your overall health. Collagen production naturally declines with age, reducing the structural integrity of the skin and instigating the weakening of cartilage in joints. You can help make up for decreased collagen production by eating collagen sourced from grass-fed bovines pasture-raised in Brazil.
Q: Why should I eat collagen?
A: The collagen protein used in Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bars is collagen hydrolysate from grass-fed cows, which is broken down into individual amino acids and easier to absorb and digest, so it’s a preferable alternative to taking collagen in, say, capsule form. Furthermore, it’s 100% protein, and we all know the benefits of ingesting clean protein.
Q: Where does your collagen come from?
A: Our collagen comes from Grass Fed cows from a few countries in South America, humanely treated in accordance with country regulations. The use of growth hormones (rBST and rBGH) is prohibited in countries where our raw materials are collected.
Q: What is the Protein breakdown (seeds, nuts, etc)?
A: Each individual package of bars provides both the amount of collagen and the total amount of protein per bar. Subtract the amount of collagen from the total amount of protein to find the protein amount provide by the other sources (ex. seeds and nuts). We do not provide specific amounts of protein of each of the other sources - this is proprietary information.
Q: What types of collagen do the bars contain?
A: Our collagen includes Types 1 & 3 for hair, skin, nails, and bones.
Q: What is monk fruit?
A: Also called Luo Han Goa, monk fruit is a Chinese herb cultivated for centuries by Buddhist monks. Much like stevia, it’s a delicious and natural way to sweeten without all the calories of sugar. The monk fruit is water extracted.
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Q: What are net carbs?
A: You determine the net carb impact of a food by subtracting the grams of fiber from the total grams of carbohydrates. Fiber slows the digestion of carbohydrates and reduces the glycemic burden on the body.
Q: Are there GMOs in the Dark Chocolate Almond Bar?
A: Nope! We’re working on the Non-GMO certification right now.
Q: Your bars are Gluten Free, does that mean you test them for Gluten?
A: Yes, we test each lot for Gluten. They must pass the test for under 5 ppm. For comparison, FDA standard for gluten-free is under 20 ppm, and GFCO is under 10 ppm. So we are more strict. This doesn't mean there is any gluten in the bars, but it does mean there could be anywhere from 0 ppm to 5 ppm (a negative result is achieved so long as there is under 5 ppm.)