Enjoy this delicious low carb snack pack of Barberries, Almonds & Pumpkin Seeds with no sugar added low carb dried red Barberries, also called Zereshk in eastern cultures.. Perfect on the go snack for anyone, but especially for diabetics! Great for children’s lunch boxes or after school treats. These low carb treats are convenient for office, school, trips, or anytime! This snack mix has no sugar added, is low carbohydrate, diabetic friendly, gluten free, paleo diet friendly, and has no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Keep some handy instead of raisins!
Very popular in the Middle East as a low glycemic fruit. Low carbers and sugar restrictors can replace in recipes calling for raisins with this delicious fruit. Diabetic friendly, low carb and gluten free barberries are a wonderful source of antioxidants. They are a little tart, but so delicious! Soak them overnight in LC-Natural Sweet Brown Sugar Sauce to make a delicious raisin-like treat, ready to eat or bake with. Add them to one of our bread baking mixes to make "raisin" bread!
How have barberries been used in other countries? It seems every other culture in the world has known about the benefits and pleasure of barberries but the US. There are many delicious recipes you can find using barberries. In other places in the world, barberries are the most widely used drug in homeopathic medicine for kidney pain and the removal of kidney stones. The ancient Egyptians used it with fennel seed to prevent plagues. In India, it was used to treat dysentery. European herbalists have used it to treat liver and gallbladder ailments. Russian healers used barberry for inflammation, high blood pressure and abnormal uterine bleeding. And the Iranians valued the plant for its anti-arrhythmic and sedative effects. Barberry has been touted for helping the urinary and digestive tracts, the skin and even the mind.
Where do they come from? Barberries are a common garden bush native to Europe, the British Isles and the Middle East. A close relative called the Oregon grape (B. aquifolium) is native to North America, as is B. canadensis, which grows in the southern United States.
This product is nut free and gluten free, but is packaged in a facility that processes nuts and gluten. Processed after using safe cleaning practices.