|By PR Newswire||
|December 2, 2008 09:15 AM EST||
The need for healthy snack foods that kids love to eat comes at a time of
unprecedented concern over children's health. A recent report by the American
Heart Association found that the arterial walls of children and teens who are
obese or have high cholesterol are similar to that of an average 45-year-old.
USA Today, in a
Despite the warning signs, many foods commonly consumed by children are
less than ideal. A 2008 study by
Practical Fruit Alternative
By contrast, Funky Monkey Snacks contain no added sugar, preservatives, colors or flavors. The snacks are made using a proprietary freeze-drying process on whole slices and large pieces of fruit. The process, not used on any other snack available in the U.S., removes approximately 97 percent of the moisture content of the fruit, providing a crisp, crunchy texture, while retaining nearly all of the fruit's nutrients.
Funky Monkey Snacks are a healthier and more natural alternative to dried fruit or fruit snacks. Dried fruit does not preserve all the nutrients of fresh fruit, and fruit snacks often contain added sugars (including high-fructose corn syrup), colors, flavors and preservatives.
Scientists have learned that fruits and vegetables not only reduce obesity
and improve a child's overall health but can also improve academic
performance. Earlier this year, a study published in
A "Perfect Choice"
"Our goal for Funky Monkey Snacks is to finally give moms a delicious,
organic, truly nutritious and go-anywhere snack that kids will actually
Funky Monkey Snacks come in four varieties: Bananamon(R) (freeze-dried banana and cinnamon), Carnaval Mix(TM) (freeze-dried banana, pineapple, apple, papaya and raisins), Jivealime(R) (freeze-dried pineapple and lime juice), and Purple Funk(R) (freeze-dried banana and acai). Funky Monkey Snacks are available at SuperTarget, Whole Foods Market, Winn-Dixie, HyVee and other grocery stores, as well as through Amazon.com.
About Funky Monkey Snacks:
Funky Monkey Snacks are all-natural, real fruit made using a proprietary freeze-drying process that creates "Fruit That Crunches!" while retaining fruit's natural goodness. Funky Monkey Snacks are 100% fruit with no added sugar, colors, flavors or preservatives. Each 1 oz. bag contains three servings of fruit, providing a delicious and nutritious snack choice that helps support healthy living. For more information, visit http://www.FunkyMonkeySnacks.com.
Bananamon, Jivealime, Purple Funk, and Fruit That Crunches are registered trademarks, and Funky Monkey and Carnaval Mix are trademarks, of Freeze Dried Partners LLC. All other trademarks and/or registered trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
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