As cyclists around Kerry gear up for the Ring of Kerry cycle this weekend, we thought what better time than to introduce our new breakfast bars to the morning buffet at the Killarney Park Hotel. Our two flavors are peanut butter and raspberry and mixed berry crumble bars. Not only are they delicious, but really nutritious too!
These tasty bars are packed full of tasty and vital ingredients such as granola, honey, sunflower seeds, brown sugar, oats, berries and more. All of these combined give our guests a nutritional, energy boosting start to their day.
Why not have a look at some of the health benefits of some of the ingredients?
Peanut butter helps lower bad cholesterol. It is an excellent source of protein, minerals such as niacin (100g = 85% of recommended daily intake [RDI] ), and vitamin E. They also keep you fuller for longer and are a good source of energy.
Raspberries are a high in dietary fibre (100g provide 16% of RDI). They also provide vitamins such as C (100g =47% of RDi), anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin A, and E, and vitamin k and b-vitamins (which help body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats). They are also high in potassium which helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
Cranberries have antioxidant compounds which may help the human body lower LDL cholesterol levels and increase HDL-good cholesterol levels in the blood. Cranberries are a good source of many vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, ß-carotene, lutein, zea-xanthin, and folate and minerals like potassium, and manganese. Eating cranberries also offers protection against some bacterial infections such as E.coli in the urinary system.