We are what we Eat

The old saying goes.......”We are what we eat”. This means that to remain healthy and fit and active we must eat Healthy! What better suits our needs than Kumara.  A truly diverse vegetable, ........with substance.

  • Kumara topped the charts as the most nutritious vegetable across a panel of 58, beating its nearest competitor by more than 100 points. They were rated for 6 nutrients (Vitamins A & C, folate, iron, copper and calcium) and also fibre.
  • Kumara are virtually fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium. – Great for your Heart..... Pick the Tick!
  • Kumara are among the top 3 food sources of Potassium………Potassium helps regulate blood pressure and aids muscle contraction.
  • Kumara are a good source of Vitamin A…………Vitamin A helps us grow normally.
  • Beta-carotene (a form of Vitamin A) which is said to help in the prevention of cancer, is found in kumara.
  • Kumara are a very good source of dietary Fibre, having more Fibre than oatmeal………Fibre keeps the digestive tract healthy.
  • Kumara are an excellent source of Vitamin C………..Vitamin C helps our bodies absorb iron, keeps our teeth and gums healthy and helps heals wounds.
  • Kumara provide a starchy Carbohydrate…….Carbohydrates convert to sugar to give us energy, keeping us active.
  • Iron found in Kumara helps in the process of making blood which supplies oxygen to our cells.’
  • Kumara is a rich source of anti-oxidants for protection against heart disease, stroke, cancer, and delaying the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Kumara are a low GI food which essentially means that when eaten the energy is gradually released to your body giving you a sustained energy boost and less fat inducing carbohydrate.

All this good stuff and from only one Kumara!

Energy 413kj
Protein 1.2g
Fibre 2.8g
Carbohydrate Total 23.3g
Sugar Total 12g
Fat Total 0.2g
Fat Saturated Total 0.1g
Sodium 85mg
Potassium 634mg
Iron 0.6mg
Folate 14ug
Vitamin A 161 ugRE
Vitamin B 0.39mg
Per 100g serving.
Mineral Vitamin
Calcium 17mg Vitamin C 31mg
Iron 0.6mg Thiamin 0.15mg
Potassium 634mg Riboflavin 0.07mg
Sodium 85mg Folate 14ug
Selenium 0.3ug Niacin 1.7mg
Zinc 0.3mg Vitamin A 161ug

Note. Information is a close indication only. As Kumara is a root vegetable, the chemical makeup can differ slightly under various seasonal growing conditions and soil types.

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