UK brand Native Snacks has launched a range of Popped Lotus Seeds, as it aims to bring consumers exciting plant-based snacks from around the world.
Available in three variants – jalapeño and kaffir lime, pink salt and black pepper, and cheesy – the range provides a vegan-friendly alternative to potato crisps and popcorn.
The line also looks to tap into consumer demand for healthy snacking options, with each pack containing fewer than 99 calories. All three variants are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and contain no GMOs, MSGs or artificial ingredients.
The popped lotus seeds are made from the seeds of the lotus flower, which is a member of the water lily family and known for being rich in fibre, protein, iron, zinc and phosphorus.
Sourced directly from farmers in Bihar, India, each seed is heated using biofuels (popped shell husks and maize) before it is popped, which is said to create a healthy, yet light and crunchy snack.
Charlie Bowker and Darcy Ogston, co-founders of Native Snacks, said: “With consumers being more adventurous than ever and a growing change towards plant-based diets, we truly believe that Native Snacks is correctly placed to become the next globally loved snack brand, while taking our consumers on a snacking journey around the world.”
The brand has partnered with the Bihar Development Foundation UK to make sure the people who grow and harvest the lotus seeds get something back. For every pack sold, the brand will donate £0.01 to support health camps in Bihar.
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