Updated: Jul 27
Sorrel drinks and taro chips are among the most popular products in the Islsnac line, and it’s easy to see why. Our Jamaican sorrel drink is a bright red, tropical thirst quencher loaded with delicious spices such as cinnamon and cloves. Our taro chips have a pleasing mix of salty and sweet flavors, with just the perfect level of crispiness to snap in your mouth.
The benefits of these products go far beyond their taste, however. Both sorrel (a species of hibiscus) and taro root can have a major positive impact on your physical health and nutrition. Here are just a few ways that these Islsnac offerings can improve your health:
They both boost your immune system:
Sorrel and taro are both loaded up with Vitamin C in each serving. Vitamin C is, of course, a great asset to your immune system since it stimulates the production of more white blood cells to defend your body from outside pathogens and microbes. It also acts as an antioxidant, preventing cell damage by cleaning up waste products known as “free radicals”.
They are both loaded with nutrients:
Taro is filled with a wealth of vitamins and minerals that serve the human body well. It contains plenty of dietary fiber and potassium, as well as lots of vitamins A, C, E, and B6. It even has a bit of protein and iron so you can use it to replace meat in your diet. Sorrel is no slouch in the nutritional department either. It’s full of minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It also has key B-vitamins like niacin and folic acid and can lower blood pressure.
Sorrel is a known anti-inflammatory:
The ascorbic acid and other compounds in sorrel make it a potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial drink. Drinking sorrel occasionally can cut down on your flare-ups from a variety of inflammatory conditions, and promotes the production of antioxidants that clean up waste products and bacteria in your body.
Taro can protect your heart and circulatory system:
Taro contains a high level of potassium, which facilitates healthy fluid transfers and eases pressure on your blood vessels and arteries. By relaxing these pathways, the stress on your heart and overall cardiovascular system is greatly reduced. Other organic compounds in taro also promote the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body and make sure you’re functioning at peak levels.
If you’re concerned about your health and want to make diet adjustments to protect yourself, you don’t have to just swallow pills and nasty-tasting foods. You can both extend and enjoy your life with delicious and healthy snacks like sorrel and taro. Check out the Islsnac online shop today and order our great-tasting food and beverages right to your door!
TARO CHIP WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON AT THE ISLSNAC SHOP.