Receiving the seal of approval from the Orthodox Union allows Nature’s Bakery to give our fans one of the highest quality of Fig Bars in the market. Our Fig Bars are manufactured on Kosher equipment that is dairy free and has never been near any form of animal. It is important to Nature’s Bakery to be certified Kosher as Kosher is seen by many as hygienic and containing non-allergenic benefits.
Non-GMO Project Verified
Although it is not required in the United States to label whether your product contains genetically modified organisms (GMO), we have made it our responsibility to take the appropriate steps to ensure that our family of Fig Bar products are verified “Non-GMO” by an accredited third-party organization called the Non-GMO Project.
What is a GMO?
Genetically modified organisms (GMO) contain DNA that has been merged together from different species. The combination create unstable plant, animal, viral and bacterial genes that are not found in nature or traditional crossbreeding. Nature’s Bakery is a proud supporter of the Non-GMO Project. Our product line of eight delicious Fig Bar flavors proudly bears the “Non-GMO Project Verified” insignia.
Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars are certified vegan by a third party certification group called Vegan Action. What this certification means is our Fig Bars do not contain or use products derived from animals. Vegan is defined as: no animal or animal by-products to include flesh, bones, dairy, eggs, honey, fur, leather, wool, down feathers, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals. Check out the standards for Vegan certification at www.vegan.org
Gluten Free Certified made with Ancient Grains
Nature’s Bakery Gluten-Free Fig Bars are made with a special blend of Ancient Grains – amaranth, sorghum and teff. But what are they? Many ancient grains, or heritage grains, are gluten-free and versatile. From amaranth to spelt, ancient grains are loaded with trace vitamins and protein to keep you going. This particular group of grains is revered for its age and history: Greeks and Romans offered spelt to the gods; Aztecs considered chia seeds worthy of tribute, and farro is noted in the Old Testament. All ancient grains have their place in history because their nutritional profiles, packed with complex carbohydrates, landed them a spot in it. Ancient grains are more than just relics from the past that have stood the test of time; they are cereals and seeds that have a robust texture and stellar nutritional profile. The potential health benefits of these grains range from a high omega-3 content to a hefty amount of B vitamins and zinc.
Simplified with you in mind.
0 Trans Fats
Trans fats are created when manufactures turn liquid oils into solid fats, a process known as hydrogenation. You may have also heard the name “partially hydrogenated oils” which is another term for trans fats. Consuming trans fats can increase cholesterol in the body, which increases the risk factor for coronary heart disease among other conditions.
Our products are Cholesterol Free. However, your body needs cholesterol and produces most of the cholesterol one needs for proper health and to continue building healthy cells. However, too much “bad cholesterol” (LDL Cholesterol) can raise potential risks for heart disease, heart attack and stroke. HDL cholesterol is considered “good” cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from the arteries.
It is recommended to watch the foods that you eat, especially those with saturated fat and trans fat, which can raise your cholesterol levels.
In an effort to simplify our Fig Bar ingredients, we are able to reformulate our product to remove soy lecithin from the list of ingredients. With this change, our Fig Bars do not contain any soy or soy bi-product ingredients. People with soy allergies and sensitivities can now enjoy or products as a snack healthy option.
Many people have dairy intolerances or deficiencies which are caused by a person’s in-ability to digest lactose or dairy properly. Although living a dairy free life may be a medical or personal choice, Nature’s Bakery abstains from the use of dairy products in their Fig Bars. This allows Nature’s Bakery to make our Fig Bars more accessible to larger communities with specialty or restricted diets.
No High Fructose Corn Syrup
High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener in sodas and fruit-flavored drinks. As use of high-fructose corn syrup has increased, so have levels of obesity and related health problems. It is known that too much added sugar of all kinds can contribute unwanted calories that are linked to health problems, such as weight gain, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and high triglyceride levels. All of these boost your risk of heart disease. The best way to avoid the dangers of excess dietary fructose is to avoid foods with added sugars as well as processed or pre-packaged foods and undiluted fruit juices. Instead, focus on a heart-healthy diet—such as the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes whole grains, fresh vegetables, low-fat dairy, fresh fish, and limited meat.