Emma and Tom’s is a new health bar that I discovered not that long ago, made in Melbourne, Australia. I e-mailed the company and asked if they could send me some samples with of course the ingredient list.
Not only was the ingredient list great but they taste good too. There are a variety of bars including cherry and goji, fig and lemon, cacao and orange as well as banana and chia (my favourite). If you’re not making bars for the kids school lunches then these might be an alternative. For your nearest stockist call 1800 112 889.
Following is a list of some of the ingredients they use in their products. What I love about them is that there are no fillers and only a few ingredients in each bar. Here are the ingredients of the banana and chia;
DATES, RAW ALMONDS, DRIED BANANAS, CHIA SEED
Ingredients of Other Products
High in vitamin C and bioflavinoids which work together to protect and preserve the structure of capillary blood vessels. They help to promote circulation as well as stimulate bile production in the liver. The Acerola Berry is also useful in the colon where it helps to balance the PH levels to allow proper colon function.
Alfalfa is a concentrated source of vitamin A, its high vitamin K content is important as a blood clotting factor and it also contains many valuable minerals.
Contains Vitamin C which helps prevent colds, flu and intestinal infections and activates the body’s elaborate defence system against bacterial toxins, flavinoids (which contain antioxidants). Apple juice may protect against coronary heart disease, some forms of cancer and asthma.
Contains Vitamin B, dietary fibre, potassium.
Excellent source of vitamins A, C and E, iron, magnesium, calcium and fibre. Blackberry juices may help to fight infection, it also contains salcylate, which is thought to lower the chance of heart risk. It also contains phenolic acids and folate – a real super food!
Derived from freshwater single-celled green alga, Chlorella contains vitamin C, pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), chlorophyll, lutein, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, vitamin B12 and biotin.
high in beta carotene (which is turned into vitamin A in the body) moderate source of vitamin C, and contains some vitamins B, E and K, as well as the minerals calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. Eyes, skin, hair and nails all benefit from carrot juice. Carrots have a tonic and cleansing effect on the liver, releasing stale bile and excess fats, therefore reducing cholesterol levels.
Contains flavinoids which fight heart disease, Cranberry juice is also great for urinary tract health.
Strong liver and digestive stimulant that aids the production of bile in the liver and the flow of bile out from the gallbladder.
A red seaweed that is high in vitamins B6, B12, as well as iron, potassium and fluoride.
Good source of Vitamin A and C which assist in the prevention of colds, the juice can also soothe the chest, is a mild laxative and has diuretic properties.
Contains vitamin B, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and zinc. Ginger is known to aid digestion and reduce bloating after eating.
Also known as the maidenhair tree, Ginko Biloba can improve blood flow, memory performance, and learning capacity. A powerful antioxidant, this extract contains compounds that actually absorb toxic chemicals, in turn preventing cell damage and slowing the aging process.
GRAPE SEED EXTRACT
High in antioxidants, grape seed extract has been found to improve cardiovascular performance and potentially protect against heart disease.
Rich in antioxidants, the polyphenols in green tea has been known to help prevent fatty acid deposits narrowing the arteries, green tea also reduces the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body and may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, carotenoids, folate, potassium, fibre, calcium and iron. Consumption of guava fruit may reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
This natural sweetener is great for soothing a sore throat and rich in antioxidants.
Seaweed is rich in iodine and iron and quite high in protein. It is also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and riboflavin (B2).
Improves performance, stamina, energy and digestion.
Contains Fibre, Vitamin C and B. Lemon juice protects the mucous membranes of lining the digestive track.
This herb is a great relaxant, which also helps digestion, and eases tension headaches.
Contains high levels of vitamin A (beta-carotene) and C, magnesium, calcium, potassium and phosphorus and moderate amounts of iron, Niacin and Fibre.
Highly supportive of the nervous system – especially when under stress, Oat Straw also helps build healthy bones, skin, hair and nails.
Rich in vitamin A, and C, with smaller amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B6, E and K, biotin, Folic Acid, inositol, niacin, bioflavinoids and 11 amino acids. Orange juice cleanses the gastrointestinal tract and benefits the heart and lungs.
High in vitamin A, potassium & dietary fibre.
Rich in vitamins A (beta-carotene), B-complex and C, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, manganese, chlorine and sulphur. Peach juice cleanses the intestines and stimulates activity in the lower bowel. It is also said to be helpful in the prevention of morning sickness.
Contains bromealin, a special enzyme that helps to balance and neutralize fluids that are either too alkaline or acidic, and also stimulates hormonal secretion in the pancreas. Pineapples are loaded with vitamins A, B-complex and C. Because of the vitamin C content Pineapple is also effective in soothing throats.
Good source of vitamin C, vitamin E & fibre.
Traditionally used during the third trimester of pregnancy to facilitate childbirth, raspberry leaf is known to support and strengthen tone the uterus.
Naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C to help replenish and retivalise.
Ideal for people dealing with high amounts of stress and tension, Siberian Ginseng helps to regulate excess cortisol, the stress hormone released by the body’s adrenalin glands.
Spinach juice has a very important role to play in building the blood. Spinach juice is an excellent for of chlorophyll and a good source of vitamins A, B-complex and E, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium.
Contains vitamin B6, biotin, B12, pantothenic acid, inositol, niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, vitamin E, carotenoids and beta-carotene.
Highly nutritious food that is easily digested and high in minerals, and since medieval times they’ve been used to treat all sorts of ailments, from rheumatism and arthritis to haemorrhoids and hay fever, a tea made from stinging nettle has traditionally been used as a cleansing tonic and blood purifier.
Strawberries are high in vitamin C, are a good source of folic acid, and have moderate amounts of iron. Strawberry juice is highly cleansing to the blood, tissues and muscle.