Buckinis Deluxe includes our Activated Caramelised Buckinis along with an exotic array of the most delicious superfoods we could find.
The Deluxe mix is supercharged with Mesquite and Maca Powder to give you that extra energy boost. On top of this, we've added a carefully curated combination of nuts and berries to create a well balanced and highly nutritious snack.
Buckwheat looks like a grainy cereal and sounds like some kind of wheat – but surprisingly enough, it is none of those. It is actually the seed of a fruit. In fact, buckwheat is not related to wheat at all, it comes from the sorrel, knotweed and rhubarb family.
Buckwheat does not contain any gluten which makes it a great alternative for those who are intolerant. It has a high protein content, has all essential amino acids and is especially high in Lysine, Tryptophan and Arginine.
To activate buckwheat, we soak it, wash and rinse it, then dehydrate it at low temperatures (under 40 degrees celcius). This allows for easier digestion and absorption of nutrients.
Our Buckinis boxes are printed with vegetable based inks on 100% post consumer recycled fiber. These boxes are recyclable.
The Inner Bag is compostable and made using renewable resources such as non-GMO corn and wood cellulose. The bag is compostable only under conditions where heat, water, soil, oxygen and microorganisms are present. This high barrier packaging is perfectly suitable to keep your Buckinis fresh and crunchy and does not contribute to landfill if disposed off properly – this is something, which we are very proud of!
How to use
The Deluxe Buckinis is great for breakfast or as a snack anytime. Eat it straight as a trail mix or serve with your favourite milk and fresh fruits.
Buckwheat alkalises our bodies, unlike other breakfast cereal bases such as oats, rice and wheat, which are acid forming in the body. Buckwheat is a rich source of protein, rutin and manganese.
Buckwheat is packed with minerals like Zinc, Iron, Copper, Manganese and B Vitamins, and contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. The Magnesium also helps improve blood circulation and decreases blood pressure.
Buckwheat has a lot of heart-healthy soluble fibre, which helps reduce cholesterol, and also contains resistant starch, which boosts colon health and controls blood sugar levels.
The flavonoids in buckwheat, Quercitin and Rutin, have healing and antioxidant properties.
Pumpkin Seeds are a rich source of protein, zinc and contain iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, calcium, copper and potassium. They contain essential fatty acids Omega 3 an 6 in addition to Phytosterols, which some studies have shown may prevent arteriosclerosis and help regulate cholesterol levels in the body.
White Mulberries serve to "tonify" the blood. They are a great source of protein, iron, calcium, vitamin K, C, A, B6 and E, fiber, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, manganese, magnesium and antioxidants.
Pecans are a quality source of protein, are the richest source of antioxidants among tree nuts and contain over 19 vitamins and minerals.
Goji Berries contain all essential amino acids, 21 trace minerals and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. The polysaccharides in the Goji Berries fortify the immune system and build strength.
Inca Berries are full of protein, fibre and antioxidants. They Reduce cholesterol reabsorption in the intestines and their rich Vitamin B12 content helps maintain high energy levels.
Cacao is one of the best sources of mood elevators - serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine, which are associated with feelings of well-being and help alleviate depression. It is also one of the highest sources of antioxidants that fight free radicals, which cause cell and tissue damage.
Mesquite contains calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc, and is rich in the amino acid lysine as well. Its low GI of 25 helps maintain stable blood sugar levels.
Maca is essentially an adaptogen and therefore adapts to your bodies metabolism and particular needs to achieve an overall sense of wellbeing and optimal functioning. Through balancing and optimizing the functioning of the hypothalamus and pituitary master glands it also balances the adrenal glands, the thyroid and the pancreas.
About Loving Earth
Loving Earth is a Melbourne based company dedicated to sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality organic, fairly traded and wild crafted functional foods available. We work with small producer communities around the world to provide healthy, sustainable & fair ingredients, which we use to handcraft our unique range of raw chocolate bars and superfood snacks.
Having established long-term relationships with several indigenous cooperatives, our aim is to help them add as much value as possible to their raw products at the point of origin.
Loving Earth is based on the philosophy that the earth is a living organism, a concept that James Lovelock popularised with his “Gaia theory”. The very same idea is at the heart of many indigenous cultures around the world. This philosophy creates an immense respect for our environment as well as our own physical bodies as part of that environment.
Eating foods in their pure, minimally processed states, foods that are grown organically in a sustainable way, is one of the most significant ways in which we can live this philosophy. Not only are we nurturing our own health and wellbeing but we are also nurturing the health and wellbeing of our planet.
These are the 3 fundamental principles of Loving Earth and define the strict criteria which we use to source and develop all of our products:
They are sugar, dairy and gluten free.
Are minimally processed, with low temperatures where possible.
There are no artificial additives to any of the products.
Our focus is to source and develop products that are in their optimal nutritional state.
Produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemical pesticides and herbicides.
Cultivated in such a way as to help restore native ecosystems, prevent erosion and support water conservation.
Use traditional permaculture systems and where possible are shade grown using native canopy species.
Are produced according to Fair Trade standards, that involve producers and workers being paid not only a fair price, but also being empowered with the skills and infrastructure to add as much value to the raw products as possible.
Create healthy environments in which producers and their families live and work.
Re-invest in community infrastructure such as educational, health and other essential services.
A key part of our mission at Loving Earth is to source products from the Indigenous communities where they originated. This supports these unique and special indigenous communities in maintaining their cultural integrity. Most of the functional foods that we source have played a central role in the cultural heritage of the indigenous communities that have cultivated and/or harvested them from the wild ecosystems in which they live.
They are foods that have held special sacred significance for these indigenous cultures due to their life enhancing qualities. By sourcing these products from the indigenous communities that have cultivated them for thousands of years, we provide an environmentally sustainable source of income that also maintains the rituals and way of life that often revolves around the production of these products.
Loving Earth supports the conscious consumer movement by sourcing products that are produced according to specific environmental and social standards. Where possible we work directly with indigenous grower associations around the world and our goal is to inform end consumers of the environmental, social and cultural context in which the products are produced.
We are also working to go beyond the conventional Fair Trade system by empowering indigenous communities to add as much value as possible to their raw materials at the point of origin. This means more money and power is put back into these communities.
Caramelised Buckinis (Organic Activated Buckwheat, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Mesquite Powder, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Maca Powder, Sea Salt), Organic Goji Berries, Organic Caramelised Pecans ( Organic Activated Pecans, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Mesquite Powder, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt), Organic Activated Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Cacao Nibs, Organic White Mulberries, Organic Inca Berries.
Dairy Free , Gluten Free , Organic , Raw , Vegan , Vegetarian , Wheat Free