Discover the Power of Barùkas
The Perfect Nutrient-Packed Snack
How does Barùkas compare to other nuts?
Baru nuts are higher or as high in protein as most "high protein" foods. 100g of eggs contain 13g of protein, and 100g of chicken breast contains 31g. 100g of baru nuts provide 26-30g of protein!
How much of the protein present in the food do you actually use?
When we mean use we refer to the nutrient being digested, transported to target organ tissue, and used. This is what we know as metabolization.
How is the quality of protein in food measured?
At first, PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score) was used, and later on DIAAS (Digestive Indispensable Amino Acid Score). It is believed the second is more accurate but both have their negative sides. However, these are considered the best up-to-date testing methods.
They range from 0 as the lowest to 1 as the highest. 1 means the protein quality of the product being evaluated is very high. Baru nuts range from 0.82 - 0.88. This is very high, compared to almonds that range from 0.40-0.55.
So when it comes to Barùkas we offer high protein quantity AND quality.
The Barùkas protein is a COMPLETE protein! What does that mean?
Proteins are composed of amino acids. These are the building blocks of proteins. Think of the wood planks or bricks that make up our homes. The walls would be protein, and the wood or bricks would be amino acids. There are 20 amino acids and 9 of them are considered essential. For decades, it was believed that ONLY animal-based foods contained all 8 of the essential amino acids and you would need to mix vegetable sources to complement and obtain all 9 of them. With better technology, we realized that this was not the case. In fact, ALL food contains all 9 of the essential amino acids. The difference is how much you have to eat to obtain the recommended daily needs.
For example potatoes, we would need to eat kilos and kilos, while a couple of ounces of steak will do the job. With baru nuts, 100g provides all of the WHO/FAO daily requirements for all 9 of the essential amino acids. Children, pregnant women, athletes, and expectant mothers need more than that. However, naturally, these categories do not eat baru alone. Baru nuts are a highly nutritious and delicious addition to all of these categories.