On The Wild Side With: The Raw Guy
Kale is one of those vegetables that some would like to not include in their diet but what we can all agree on is its nutritiousness.
Kale is a super food, so a great source of Vitamins A, B6, C, K, Calcium, Potassium, Copper Manganese, Iron, and fiber. The list goes on and on. We could write a book and some have.
Brian, “The Raw Guy” has created a product that takes an unconventional approach to consuming kale, enticing more people to enjoy the benefits of having a healthy snack option.
The foods that I offer at market are “Transitional Food”. Foods that have a familiar look, taste and mouth feel to the foods most of us are used to. This helps us move into a more raw plant based way of eating without feeling deprived. So these are flavours you would see in any chip out there and yes maybe a couple you wouldn’t.
Brian has taken his own raw food diet experience and desire to share this with others to create a range of uniquely flavoured kale chips, further inspired by his customers and own desire to fuse different food together.
So when I heard some talking on raw food a light went on and I’ve been following the light since then….It’s more a desire to share the power of food as a medicine.
Raw organic food leaves the nutritional profile of the food in tacked as nature intended. Brian says this means maximizing the nutritional value with the least amount of bodily energy expended and this concept is carried over into his products as well.
All this in order to maximize our health while having a yummy taste treat. There are exceptions naturally, but if you’re looking to optimize your health a diet high in raw plants is an impressive way to go.
Kale can grow almost all year in the Lower Mainland. Brian says it’s a hardy plant, not requiring perfect soil conditions or copious amounts of sunlight.
It’s one tough customer, but delivers a ton of nutrition. Go figure.
Fun Fact: Did you know a serving of kale has more Vitamin C than an orange?
Now you know!