Why Kay’s Naturals?
At Kay’s Naturals we have surveyed the vast landscape of so-called nutritious foods and determined that the missing link is a Better Balance™ of protein, carbohydrates, fiber and fats. Kay’s all-natural, gluten-free line seeks to fill this gap with food that has a healthy balance of great taste, low calories, lean soy protein, zero cholesterol, lower carbohydrates and high fiber. Our foods also provide a complete amino acid profile.
A recent study from Harvard Medical School found that most gluten free products currently available in the market place are high in starch and that many gluten-free formulations lack essential nutrients.
How is Kay’s Naturals Different?
Kay’s Naturals has chosen to focus on a healthier balance of ingredients:
- Certified (CGFO) gluten-free
- 35% natural soy protein
- 4 - 12% healthy fats
- 12% fiber
- 20 - 45% carbohydrates
- 12g natural soy protein
- 120 - 130 calories
- 11g -15g net carbohydrates
- 4g - 5g fiber
- Low saturated fats/no trans fats
Cost of Protein vs. Cost of Sugar and Starch
Most snacks and cereals are made of 80-90% starch and sugar. This is because starch and sugar are cheap. Protein, on the other hand, costs 15-20 times more than starch or sugar. Thus, most snack and cereal companies avoid using protein in their foods, and even when they use protein, it is only a small percentage (8-10%) of the final product.
Kay’s Naturals products are 35% protein. In addition, all Kay’s Naturals foods are always free of artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors and preservatives.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS RUN ON A GLUTEN FREE LINE?
In 2009, we became Gluten Free Certified by the Certified Gluten Free Organization (CGFO). GFCO is under the umbrella of the Gluten Intolerance Group®, also known as GIG®. Our products are also kosher certified under Orthodox Union (Circle U). As we order new packaging, the CGFO seal will appear on the package and "wheat" will be removed from the list of allergens. The wheat warning will still continue to appear on packaging already in stock until the old packaging has been used.