A delicious, chewy, sweet and spicy candy that will re-fuel your long runs, bike rides and hikes with minimal risk of upsetting your stomach.
Nosht Vegetable Candies elevate beetroot, carrots, parsnips, rhubarb and ginger to a new level. We take organic vegetables, ferment them in lemon juice, cane sugar and spices and dehydrate them on low heat.
Packed with nutrition and flavour, we don’t use artificial flavours or preservatives. Our sweet veggie treats offer a great way to snack healthily while on the go.
- Low-FODMAP (kind to tummies)
- Organic ingredients
- No chemical nasties
- Vegan and gluten-free
- Low fat
Low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals, and packed with powerful antioxidants, beetroot is a brilliant ingredient. It’s an excellent source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium. Beetroot fibre increases white blood cell numbers, and it is one of the richest sources of glutamine, an amino acid vital for health and maintenance of the intestinal tract. It is also nitrate-rich and nitrates are essential for proper blood flow and nutrient delivery, useful for athletes.
Vitamins C, E and a variety of Bs, no wonder parsnips are veggie superstars. One of the most plentiful ones of the B vitamins is folate. Folate manufactures genetic material within the body and allows for proper cell division. It also contributes to proper blood flow.
Because of their fibre content, they are good for your digestive system. And the list of health goodies doesn’t stop there—parsnips have plenty of Vitamin K, good for calcium absorption and protecting the bones.
“Carrots help you see in the dark”, as all children are told. It’s not far from the truth, as the vitamin A in carrots can help prevent vision loss. Carrots are also packed with antioxidants, compounds that inhibit oxidation, a process that can damage cells.
Carrots contain fibre and potassium—upping your potassium levels while reducing sodium can help lower blood pressure. And then there’s the vitamin C, which boosts immune function. Carrot allergies are rare, making them tummy-friendly for most.
Antioxidants, fibre, beta-carotene and Vitamin K, rhubarb has them all. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that can neutralise free radicals in the body, preventing healthy cells from mutating or dying. Exercisers will be pleased to know Vitamin K is useful for bone health because it improves calcium absorption, preventing bone loss.
Ginger stimulates sweat production, giving you that double cleansing whammy if you consume it during exercise. The spice is known for its anti-nausea qualities, useful for anyone who suffers from motion sickness or in the early months of pregnancy. Potassium, magnesium and Vitamin C are also in there, making it a natural choice for a healthy diet.
Star anise has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is thought to have microbial properties, which could be effective against yeast and fungal strains. Star anise is also sometimes used for upset stomachs.
Capsaicin, the ingredient that makes chillies so hot, can lower blood sugar levels, improve heart health and boost circulation. It acts as a blood thinner too, to help protect against strokes. Chillies are also very high in Vitamin C, helping your immune system which is perhaps why we gravitate to curries when we have a cold.
Another spice favoured by practitioners of Chinese medicine, cinnamon contains a large amount of polyphenol antioxidants, protecting the body from disease. They have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects and it’s also high in manganese and contains calcium and fibre. In Ayurvedic medicine, cinnamon bark oil is often used to treat digestive imbalances and, er, farting.
How and when to use
- On the go
- To fuel endurance activities
- As a snack
- To add more veggies to your diet
- A mid-morning bite to eat
- As an alternative to chocolate, flapjacks and crisps
- Convincing the kids vegetables can be delicious!