An ingredient-by-ingredient guide to the energy bar
You’ll find everything you need to know about the composition of your cereal bar in this article. A step-by-step guide!
A Mulebar, as far as nutritional information is concerned, weighs 40 grammes and contains around 140 calories, 2 grammes of fat (but fewer saturated fatty acids, or bad
fats), 25 grammes of carbohydrates (of which 15 grammes of sugars to give you an energy boost), 2 grammes of fibre, 4 grammes of protein and finally a tiny amount of salt. The quantities vary slightly depending on the flavour of the bar you choose.
The bars are certified AB (organic agriculture) and vegan. The first is a guarantee of the origin of the raw materials used. Many ingredients are Fairtrade products. The
wrapping carries that logo “1% for the planet”, as Mulebar has adopted an environmentally responsible policy and gives 1% of its turnover to environmental groups.
The ingredients of an energy bar
Let’s take as an example the apple, raisin and cinnamon flavour energy bar:
– Rice syrup or brown rice syrup is a concentrate and sweetener produced from the fermentation of rice grains. It’s an excellent alternative to sugars as it enables your organism to absorb it gradually. It has a gentle flavour and the consistency of honey;
– Dried apple (or other fruits) are known for their antioxydants qualities, their vitamins and their low calorie content;
– Oats are a cereal known to be rich in soluble fibres which promotes normal digestive activity;
– Peas are an excellent source of protein because it is easy to digest and vegans can eat it. It is considered to be the most hypoallergenic protein producing few allergic reactions. Overall, pea protein is a complete protein containing all the essential amino acids;
– Apricot kernels are an excellent source of vitamin B17 which is considered to be a powerful detoxifying agent;
– Raisins have good antioxydant and antibacterial properties. They are rich in fibre and vitamins. This fruit aids digestion;
– Apple juice sweetens the bar and gives it an ideal consistency;
– Puffed rice (rice flour, malted barley flour, sugar, sunflower oil, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin) are a source of carbohydrates rich in starch. They also bring vitamins B1 and B6 to the organism.
– Dried cranberries (cranberries, raw cane sugar, sunflower oil) offer more antioxydants than most other fruits;
– Cinnamon helps regulate the level of sugar in the blood, but it is also excellent for the digestion and adds taste. Henceforth, the energy bar holds no secrets for you.