Organic Sundried Banana
Ingredients:Organic Glucose and Invert Sugar Syrup, Organic Oats, Organic Raisins (Organic Raisins, Organic Sunflower Oil), Organic Maltodextrin, Organic Dried Banana (12%), Organic Rice Crisps (Organic Rice Flour, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Malted Barley Flour), Sea Salt.
| ||per 45g serving ||per 100g |
|Energy (kJ) ||652 ||1450 |
|Energy (Kcal) ||154 ||342 |
|Fat (g) ||0.9 ||1.9 |
|of which saturates (g) ||0.1 ||0.3 |
|Carbohydrates (g) ||34 ||76 |
|of which sugars (g) ||16 ||35 |
|Fibre (g) ||1.5 ||3.3 |
|Protein (g) ||1.8 ||4.0 |
|Salt (g) ||0.05 ||0.12 |
Allergy Information: For allergens, see ingredients in bold. Contains Gluten. In making this product, we have taken steps to minimise cross-contamination with nuts, sesame seeds and milk.
No Preservatives // No Colours // No Artificial Sweeteners // No Flavouring // Suitable for Vegans // Fairtrade Certified
TORQ Bar utilises a blend of glucose-derivatives and fructose that are exceptionally close to the 2:1 ratio recommended by a now substantial body of peer-reviewed published research. The carbohydrate sources for TORQ Bar come from a special extremely low osmolality maize-derived maltodextrin (a long chain glucose derivative), oats, raisins, rice crisps and fructose syrup. 12 to 13% of the TORQ Bars’ ingredient matrix is derived from real fruit – the fruit that gives the bar its flavour profile. This dual-delivery carbohydrate formulation has been proven beyond doubt to supply energy faster than any other combination of carbohydrates or single carbohydrate source formulations.
The concentrated nature of TORQ Bar pitches its tonicity firmly in the hypertonic zone, meaning that the product has been optimised to prioritise fuel delivery over fluid supply. This, in combination with the unique integration of multiple-transportable carbohydrates (as explained above) and their soft, moist and chewy texture makes TORQ Bar an extremely potent useable fuel source.
Another nutritional fundamental is that an energy product MUST be low fat for it to deliver the carbohydrate contained within it quickly and efficiently and although this is not a problem linked to energy drinks and gels on the market, manufacturers seem to struggle to keep the fat content low in their energy bars. This is principally because it’s exceptionally difficult to make a tasty low fat energy bar and also because seemingly nutrition brands’ principles and common sense literally fly out of the window when confronted with the dilemma that the public might be more interested in purchasing a chocolate/yoghurt coated energy bar, or a bar containing nuts even if it doesn’t work properly.
Under exercise stress, digestion is affected as blood is diverted to the working muscles and any solutes added to a product will raise its osmolality unnecessarily, making it harder to digest. So, irrespective of the health debate surrounding the consumption of artificial ingredients, during exercise is certainly not the time to take them. Therefore, no flavouring is added to TORQ Bar (we just utilise the natural flavours already present in the ingredients) and we don’t use colours (artificial or natural), because they simply don’t need to be in the product. For the same reasons as highlighted above, we don’t believe in the use of artificial sweeteners like Aspatame, Acsulfame-K, Saccharine and Sucralose. These artificial sweeteners are 100’s of times sweeter than sugar and Aspartame/Acsulfame-K are particularly controversial with regard to long-term health. They offer no performance benefit at all and so our stance here is the same as it is with colours and preservatives – if they don’t need to be included in our formulations for functional reasons, why include them?
All TORQ Bars are certified Organic by the Soil Association. All bars also contain fairly-traded fruit, providing farmers in developing countries a fair price for their produce. These values and principles are extremely important to us at TORQ and whilst we accept no compromise with regard to product performance, the same applies to flavour, nutrient quality and how our ingredients are sourced.