Quinoa as a Backpacking Food 3

Quinoa as a Backpacking Food
We’ve talked about the merits of quinoa before. Not only is quinoa a complete protein, but it is also a valuable source of minerals, vitamins, phytohormones, and antioxidants, giving it an advantage over other plant foods. In comparison to the typical cereal grasses such as wheat or oats, quinoa contains a higher portion of both fat and ...

Why Nuts make you a Stronger Backpacker

Why Nuts make you a Stronger Backpacker
Nuts are an important source of food for backpackers. Nuts promote a healthy immune system by restoring nutrients and calories that are lost through backpacking and outdoor activity. Nuts also make a delicious snack food and add a crunchy texture to freeze-dried backpacking meals. When it comes to caloric density, nuts are king. After pure fats ...

Coconut: your backpacking food companion 2

Coconut: your backpacking food companion
Coconuts are harvested from the coconut palm tree, which flourish in tropical climates such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, and India. They also grow on the U.S. mainland in South Florida. Coconuts have made it to the shore of nearly every continent, unassisted by human effort. They can travel up to 3 months in the ...

Nutritional Yeast 3

Nutritional Yeast
We often are asked why we use nutritional yeast in some of our products. Nutritional yeast is a concentrated source of protein and B-complex vitamins and is prized for its creamy, cheese-like flavor. It makes an excellent condiment to take backpacking because it requires no refrigeration and has a long shelf-life. It makes a versatile ...

High Calorie Vegetarian Fats

Backpacking long distances in mountainous terrain can burn up to 5,000 calories per day. Because fat provides the highest source of calories by weight, hikers need to consume a greater amount of fat to account for lost calories. Besides providing energy, fats are vital for insulating your body, supporting immunity and brain health. They are also ...

What is so great about Quinoa? 1

What is so great about Quinoa?
Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is the edible seed from the quinoa plant, a plant related to spinach and chard. Although technically a seed, it is normally classified as a grain since its appearance is similar to the grains we are familiar with. What is so special about Quinoa? Complete Protein – it contains all 9 essential amino ...