Convenient And Nutritious Snack Ideas

Great-tasting, crunchy snacks could be made from Garbanzos, lentils, dry peas and beans, according to Agricultural Analysis Service scientists plastic pelletizer and their university colleagues. They have created different, healthful treats that can come in many different shapes, crisp bits and tubular puffs. The researchers are now looking for a patent for the technology that led to the low-sodium, low-fat, cholesterol-free foods which are also abundant with protein and fiber.

The research conducted may help adults and children get the recommended daily levels of vegetables.

About 500 volunteers have taste-tested the pre-market products. Most of the volunteers gave the foods a high rating. Sharp, fully-cooked garbanzos will be ready to consume out-of-side or could be tossed around in a salad of greens, or sprinkled into a bowl of a hearty soup, or put into traditional party mixes even.

Extruders are energy-efficient. They're fast and versatile. Several processes that include mixing, cooking, shaping and other techniques are combined when using an energy-efficient extruder to convert legume flours into tasty and nutritious snacks.

The extrusion technology is not new, but the scientists will be the first to determine the exact processing speeds, heat temperatures, amounts of formulations and moisture that consistently create desirable textures and tastes from every batch of legume flour. We can look forward to seeing these snacks on the market.

A flavorful and all-fruit snack bar could be made from organically grown apples and berries. These bars stay moist and chewy for two years without artificial preservatives. The innovation that creates their longevity is a process produced by Agricultural Research Service scientists in California.

The Bear Fruit Bar company by Mountain Organic Food LLC of Hood River, Ore markets the organic and natural bars. Their way of processing fruits and vegetables into convenient, all-natural bars we can enjoy them all all year round, and not once the highly perishable food are in time of year just.

In the event that you live elsewhere in the United States you can buy the bars from Mountain Organic Foods online and have the snack foods shipped to your location.

The bars are a healthy and convenient snack that fits easily into a child s lunch time sack or an adult s purse or briefcase. They're handy for taking along on camping or backpacking trips or various other outdoor trips and vacations.

The chewy bar snacks and other fruit- and vegetable-based products that are being developed by McHugh s team of scientists and researchers can help Americans meet up with the recommended dietary guidelines for fruits and vegetables. This is a goal that practically 80 percent of all American adults do not achieve.