Zest Brands - Specialty Foods - Ingredients - Boulder, CO
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ZEST Artisan-Crafted Paleo Perfect Premium Baked Goods Feature:
high protein :: high fiber :: nutrient dense :: antioxidant rich
zero trans fat :: low glycemic load :: low carbohydrate
gluten free :: dairy free :: soy free :: corn free :: grain free
very low in sugar :: all natural

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ALL ZEST PRODUCTS ENJOY LESS THAN ONE GRAM OF ADDED SUGAR PER SERVING!  BETWEEN ONLY 0.6 AND 1.0 GRAM OF ORGANIC AGAVE PER SERVING.

With only 9 to 10 individual ingredients per pastry, ZEST's line of baked goods boasts one of the shortest ingredients list in baked goods nationally — along with one of the most expensive list of ingredients — making our super premium line of fresh bakes one of the most unique offerings anywhere.

Chocolate Coconut Cake
almonds :: :: organic agave :: organic coconut :: organic cocoa :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: cage-free eggs :: organic vanilla extract :: baking soda :: sea salt

Lemon Almond Cake
almonds :: organic agave :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: cage-free eggs :: organic coconut ::  lemon :: organic lemon extract :: organic vanilla extract :: baking soda :: sea salt

Vanilla Hazelnut Cake
almonds :: organic agave :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: cage-free eggs :: hazelnuts :: organic vanilla extract :: organic hazelnut extract :: organic coconut :: baking soda :: sea salt

Cocoa Snaps Cookies (Vegan)
almonds :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: organic agave :: organic cocoa powder :: ginger crystals (ginger, organic cane sugar) :: cocoa liqueur :: organic vanilla extract :: baking soda :: sea salt

Lemon Coconut Cookies (Vegan)
almonds :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: organic agave :: organic coconut :: lemon :: organic vanilla extract :: lemon extract :: baking soda :: sea salt

Shortbread Sandie Cookies (Vegan)
almonds :: virgin unrefined organic coconut oil :: organic agave :: walnuts :: organic coconut :: organic cocoa nibs :: organic vanilla extract :: baking soda :: sea salt

M O R E  A B O U T  C H O C O L A T E — From The New York Times
Eating chocolate has been tied to a reduced risk of heart disease. Now scientists have uncovered one possible reason.
Using data from a large Danish health study, researchers have found an association between chocolate consumption and a lowered risk for atrial fibrillation, the irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure and other serious problems. The study is in Heart.
Scientists tracked diet and health in 55,502 men and women ages 50 to 64. They used a well-validated 192-item food-frequency questionnaire to determine chocolate consumption. During an average 14 years of follow-up, there were 3,346 diagnosed cases of atrial fibrillation.
After controlling for total calorie intake, smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index and other factors, they found that compared with people who ate no chocolate, those who had one to three one-ounce servings a month had a 10 percent reduced relative risk for atrial fibrillation, those who ate one serving a week had a 17 percent reduced risk, and those who ate two to six a week had a 20 percent reduced risk.
Dark chocolate with higher cocoa content is better, according to the lead author, Elizabeth Mostofsky, an instructor at Harvard, because it is the cocoa, not the milk and sugar, that provides the benefit. Still, she warned about overindulgence.
“You can’t have as much chocolate as you want,” she said, “and then ignore everything we know about healthy diet and physical activity.”