Gulping down a $12 green juice isn’t an easy feat. Trust me, I would know. I fell head first into the juice craze a few years ago -- and it wasn’t just to make my love for kale and celery a personality trait (or so I’d like to tell myself). Rather, it was the understanding of how many nutrients we miss when we eat fruits and vegetables sans their peels. I jumped on the juicing wave and went the whole nine yards: from Pressed Juice to own-your-own-20-pound-appliance. The experience was costly, the machine was heavy, and the work required to make a tiny glass of green-hued-goop-juice was tiresome. But, I did it all in the name of nature’s healing properties. The power is in the peels.
Living at the intersection of function, sustainability, and innovation, RIND contains all the vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants of the peel on a dried fruit snack that will make you finish the whole bag sooner than you can even say “juice.”
Juices contain the nutrients, peeled fruit saves time, energy, and cash -- and RIND, the all-natural fruit snacks, bridges the gap between the two. Living at the intersection of function, sustainability, and innovation, RIND contains all the vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants of the peel on a dried fruit snack that will make you finish the whole bag sooner than you can even say “juice.”
First Thing's First: Fiber
Mother Nature is a nurturer, giving us a bounty of fruit that’s good for the body. RIND channels all her energy into making the perfect snack packs that help you out when your digestive flow isn’t exactly smooth. Because fruit rinds contain 3-4 times more fiber than peeled fruit, eating dried fruit in its full form can promote overall tummy health. According to Berkeley Wellness, some peels are especially rich in pectin, which is a soluble fiber that aids in controlling blood sugar and lowering blood cholesterol. These special skins include the peels of apple, which can be munched on in the RIND Straw-Peary pack filled with skin-on sweet strawberries, bosc pear, and red apple. Adding in more fiber to your diet also shows links to a better gut, lower obesity rates, and lower rates of heart disease. So basically, you get to eat some sweet snacks courtesy of RIND and get all the benefits that fruits were made with. Oh, RIND… so kind.
Less Is More, Much More
There’s no denying that fruit snacks are fun. But RIND knows what’s real: most of those fun fruity snacks are full of sugar. RIND is all about the flavor without any of the other stuff. More fun, less of everything else. With an average of 40-50% less sugar than other popular dried fruit brands with the same sweet taste, it’s no wonder Woman’s Health Included them on the list of 30 Vegan Snacks That Are Actually Healthy. Not only do RIND snacks have zero grams of added sugar, but they also have zero other added ingredients. To me, that’s the definition of healthy eating: when you know everything on the ingredient list. In the case of their Orchard Mix, a personal favorite, ingredients include dried peaches, dried apples, and dried persimmons. That’s it. That’s the whole tweet.
RIND is all about the flavor without any of the other stuff. More fun, less of everything else. With an average of 40-50% less sugar than other popular dried fruit brands with the same sweet taste, it’s no wonder Woman’s Health Included them on the list of 30 Vegan Snacks That Are Actually Healthy
Great Taste With No Waste
Okay, so it’s good for the body, but what about the world? Often, healthy snacks feel great, but the way they’re made has some major effects on the environment. That’s the beauty of using the whole fruit, minimizing food waste to make a product that’s good for everyone and everything. As I mentioned, Mother Nature helped us out by giving us the whole fruit, and with RIND we can help her out too. Last year, RIND products saved over 120,000 pounds of food from being wasted. Think about all the times you peel an orange, or a kiwi, or throw away the watermelon rind for that matter. Americans toss about 40 million tons of food each year, and fruits and vegetables account for 30-40% of that. RIND makes it clear that not only is this waste harmful, but it’s also completely unnecessary.
Snackin’ For The Soul
Above all the healthy highs of RIND, the fact of the matter is that there is nothing better than finding a snack that you love. Days are boring without snacking, especially when many of us are working our 9-5’s right next to our kitchen cupboards. RIND snacks are all the flavor of your favorite fruits plus a texture that you can’t find without the peels. And, as much as the world loves the classic fruit snacks, there’s something so satisfying about seeing the fruit in its true form, not a colorful blob that just tastes kinda like the real thing. This is why RIND was named a perfect snack for kids by Popsugar, a camping trip essential by Martha Stewart Living, and a Supermarket Award Winner by Food Network Magazine. Our collective love for snacks is ageless and undying, and RIND has the perfect treat for everyone.
5 More Reasons To Love RIND
- A true family affair: Founder Matt Weiss learned about the power of peels from his Great-Grandmother Helen, who opened her own natural foods store in the 1920s. Her healthy lifestyle inspired him to carry on the legacy filled with fruits and family.
- The choice is yours: Not a fan of certain fruits? All good. RIND has 6 different flavors including Straw-Peary, Orchard, Coco-Melon, Tropical, Coconut Crisps, and Tangy Kiwi. Or, you can make up your mind after trying them all with the Variety Started or Value Pack. (And it’s free shipping on ordered over $20… you’re welcome)
- Good for the greenies: All RIND products are fully vegan, making them the perfect addition to your party snacks so everyone gets to indulge in the good stuff.
- Nothing but the fruit: no sulfites, no preservatives, no additives -- plus it's a non-GMO, and gluten-free option.
- Try something new: It’s rare to eat the skin of a kiwi or the rind of a watermelon. Ditch potato chips for a vitamin c and antioxidant-packed snack food worthy of the hype!