I’ve increasingly enjoyed working with brands that sell products with a meaningful mission and a strong nutrition profile that I know my clients would love to learn more about.
This is in large part due to the fact that, as I work with more and more people, my appreciation for how much joy and novelty products like these bring into a person’s daily life simply cannot be underestimated.
That brings us to today’s product feature – Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers – a certified gluten-free product which is available to purchase both online through various retailers( Lucky Vitamin and Vitacost) and at your local Costco.
Simple Mills® has a strong commitment to regenerative agricultural practices, which I encourage you to look into further via this very insightful page on their website.
In today’s article I’m going to examine their Almond Flour Crackers through the lens of their unique nutritional benefits in order to help you understand why I feel it’s something that consumers like yourself should be aware of.
Please note as well that the product I will be discussing today is made with 100% vegan ingredients.
Let’s get right to it.
Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers [Fine Ground Sea Salt]
When I look at this product from a nutritional perspective there are a few things that I know will resonate with consumers.
Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers Are Gluten-Free: While gluten is certainly not inherently bad, there are individuals with either wheat allergies or sensitivities that make up a meaningful portion of the population and deserve to have a number of options to choose from in a popular product category like crackers.
Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers Are Made With Low GI Ingredients: Many of the most popular cracker products on the market are made using wheat flour which, depending on the type of wheat used, has either a medium or high glycemix index. This is particularly relevant for the significant number of individuals living with pre or type 2 diabetes, as a lower GI dietary pattern helps with blood sugar management. This product is made from a nut/seed flour blend containing almonds, sunflower seeds and flaxseeds – all of which are low GI flours.
Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers Contain A Healthy Fat Profile: Because the product is made primarily of nut/seed flour, including almonds and flaxseeds, it has an exceptional dietary fat profile. Almonds are uniquely high in both Vitamin E and heart healthy monounsaturated fats whereas flaxseed are among the few foods that contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
Simple Mills® Almond Flour Crackers Are Low In Sodium: When evaluating the sodium content of a product we are always looking for it to have 5% or less of the daily value per serving, which is exactly what this product has. Excessive sodium intake is relatively common in our population and some cracker brands have exceptionally high sodium content, but not this one.
I hope today’s post makes the reasons why I’ve decided to collaborate with Simple Mills® pretty clear.
They are a company with a meaningful mission and a set of products which stand out from the nutrition perspective.
You can also head over to Simple Mills® website for some creative recipes using their products.
Until next time,
Andy De Santis RD MPH