CRO® Paleo Bar

Dried figs, seedless dates, raw almonds with skin, roasted hazelnuts, raw nuts, cranberries, raspberries, blackberries

A 100% natural energy bar inspired by the Palaeolithic diet

CRO® Paleo Bar

PRINCIPAL INDICATIONS:

Improved overall physical and mental health, prevention of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, disappearance of fatigue, weight loss, hunger pangs.

9,90 €

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Description

Based on the principles of the paleo diet, we have developed CRO® energy bars: a combination of nature’s best products that offer the healthiest and most natural way to get energy.

Prepared following the ancient fig bread tradition, our CRO® bars are free from additives and only contain fruits that our ancestors would have eaten: dried figs, seedless dates, raw almonds, hazelnuts, nuts, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Together these ingredients contribute to the high nutritional quality of our CRO® paleo bars: they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Thanks to their high fibre content, they also have a satiating effect on appetite and their monounsaturated fatty acid content makes them a heart-healthy product.


Detailed information

During the Paleolithic era, humans were nomadic and ate what they hunted and gathered. Their sole source of food therefore came from nature: wild berries, fruits, dried fruits and nuts, green vegetables, roots, eggs, meat and fish.

The paleo diet, or Paleolithic diet, stems from the idea of improving our health by going back to the food of our Paleolithic ancestors.
It is a diet that excludes the usual components of our modern diet (dairy products, grains, processed fats and refined sugars), so that food more closely resembles what our ancestors might have eaten.

The benefits of the paleo diet include improved cholesterol and plasma levels, a satiating effect on appetite, due to its high fibre content, and healthy, natural energy intake.

We have prepared our CRO® bars based on the principles of the paleo diet: it only contains fruits, dried fruits and nuts, and red berries, with no preservatives or flavourings.

Our CRO® bars contain dried figs, pitted dates, almonds in shell, hazelnuts, nuts, cranberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Dried figs (Ficus carica L.) contain iron salts, calcium, manganese, bromine, provitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, C and D (1). They are a high-energy food and are recommended for athletes and people who practice intense physical activity (2). Their high fibre content also helps you to feel full after eating the CRO® bar.

Dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.) are native to the Middle East and North Africa. They are rich in potassium, calcium, iron, beta-carotene and niacin (vitamin B3). They are also high in fibre, and the combination of potassium with niacin promotes good nerve and muscle function (3). These fruits also have immunomodulatory properties (4).

In addition to providing energy, dried fruits and nuts have multiple functions: they help to prevent cardiovascular disease, and improve the immune system and circulation. They are rich in bioactive compounds, antioxidants and nutrients (5).

Almonds (Prunus dulcis (Mill.) D.A. Webb) are very rich in fibre and nutrients. They contain vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, B5 and B6, phytosterols (campesterol, stigmasterol, β-sitosterol, Δ5 and Δ7-avenasterol) (1). Together with these properties, almonds also contain the antioxidant resveratrol-3-O-glucoside in their shell (5).

Hazelnuts (Corylus avellana L.) have high vitamin E content and provide high quality proteins (rich in the amino acid arginine), in addition to having a high concentration of oleic acid, helping to reduce LDL cholesterol levels. They are also recommended for pregnant women, due to their folic acid content (6).

Walnuts (Juglans regia L.) are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidant polyphenols. The benefits of consuming walnuts include improved lipid profile and endothelial function, and reduced inflammation (7).

Red berries cranberries, raspberries and blackberries have particularly high vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content. The red berries in our CRO® are freeze-dried: they have been dried using a process in which the food is preserved for longer and conserves all its properties.

Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon Aiton) give the bar proanthocyanidins, triterpenoids, lectins (proteins) and catechins (8).

Raspberries (Rubus idaeus L.) are rich in fibre, vitamin C and phenolic compounds (polyphenols and flavonoids), as well as anthocyanins, cyanidins, ellagitannins, ellagic acid and hydroxycinnamates. Raspberries also contain vitamin E, niacin (vitamin B3) and folic acid (9).

Finally, blackberries (Rubus fructicosus) provide fibre, vitamin C, folic acid, anthocyanins and organic acids (8).

BIBLIOGRAPHY
1. Vanaclocha and Cañigueral (2003) Fitoterapia. Vademécum de prescripción. Elsevier.
2. http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios/informacion/higo_tcm7-315365.pdf
3. http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios/informacion/datil_tcm7-315325.pdf
4. Diet rich in date palm fruits improves memory, learning and reduces beta amyloid in transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Selvaraju Subash et al. (2015) J Ayurveda Integr Med 6(2): 111–120.
5. Alasalvar and Bolling (2015) Review of nut phytochemicals, fat-soluble bioactives, antioxidantcomponents and health effects. British J Nutr 113: S68–S78.
6. http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios/informacion/avellana_tcm7-315329.pdf
7. Nuts, especially walnuts, have both antioxidant quantity and efficacy and exhibit significant potential health benefits. Vinson and Cai (2012) Food Funct 3(2):134-40.
8. Gran diccionario ilustrado de las Plantas Medicinales descripción y aplicaciones. [Illustrated dictionary of medicinal plants. Description and applications] Berdonces (2009) Oceano Ambar.
9. http://www.magrama.gob.es/es/ministerio/servicios/informacion/frambuesa_tcm7-315363.pdf

Composition

INGREDIENTS:

Dried figs (60%), seedless dates (12%), dried fruits 17.5% (raw almonds with skin, roasted hazelnuts, raw nuts), freeze-dried red berries 10.5% (cranberries, raspberries, blackberries).

ALLERGENS:

Contains almonds, hazelnuts and walnuts.

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food is manufactured under a GMP-compliant. GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European food industry.

Use

DIRECTIONS:

Consume 1 or 2 bars per day between main meals, or in case of low energy or to satiate appetite. Take before or during physical exercise, with plenty of water.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Nutritional information

NUTRITION DECLARATION
per 100 g
per bar (40 g)
ENERGY
1509 kJ/360 kcal
604 kJ/144 kcal
FAT
11 g
4,4 g
      OF WHICH SATURATES
0,6 g
0,3 g
CARBOHYDRATE
53 g
21 g
      OF WHICH SUGARS
41 g
16 g
FIBRE
12 g
4,8 g
PROTEIN
6,2 g
2,5 g
SALT
0,02 g
0,01 g