Zeno, our wise namesake, was a Greek philosopher devoted to reasoned arguments in search of ultimate truths. We’re following his profound example by rejecting the conventional norms of sugary, carb-filled energy bars, and creating an alternative that provides clean energy while sustaining overall well-being. ZenoBars are rich in non-GMO plant proteins, fats from nuts and seeds, ALA omega-3s, and fiber. This unique combination helps keep your energy, mood, and blood sugar in true balance.
Say “bye-bye” to blood sugar roller coasters and “so long” to spikes and drops. ZenoBars have an ultra-low glycemic impact with just 2-4 net carbs in each bar. Our net carbs are calculated after subtracting fiber and allulose from the total carbs. Studies have shown that allulose has zero effect on blood sugar or insulin levels.
What do we love more—their tasty crunch or their dense nutritional value? Hard to say, but packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, protein, fiber, and minerals, we choose California almonds not just for flavor, but for the incredible varied ways they support healthy heart, brain, skin, and digestion.
Delicious Georgia pecans form a duet with the amazing almonds in ZenoBars. Pecans are a powerhouse of nutrient density with more than 19 vitamins and minerals and the highest antioxidant content of any nut. At 70% fat (with nearly 60% of that monounsaturated) they are low in carbohydrates and are a rich source of fiber. Move over pecan pie, ZenoBars now have pecans!
Pumpkin seeds have been valued in Native American medicine for thousands of years. They are a good source of zinc, antioxidant vitamins, fiber, and several unique amino acids. Pumpkin seeds are surprisingly high in protein and have more beta-carotene than carrots!
As an enduring favorite snack, sunflower seeds have lately been standing in the shadow of the acclaimed omega-3 seeds. However, sunflower seeds pack a nutritional punch with valuable nutrients like vitamin E, selenium, copper, and magnesium. Additionally, they are a good source of fiber, protein, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. Not just for bird feeders and ball games, sunflower seeds can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
You like chocolate? So do we! It’s just so handy that this intoxicatingly delicious food also has proven health benefits. We include a premium cocoa powder that delivers a deep, rich flavor and antioxidants from the bean — we’re in!
We use only organic fruit in our fruit bars, for all of the awesome flavor, vitamins and minerals (our Strawberry Hemp ZenoBar contains nearly 15% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C) and none of the chemical residue of conventionally grown produce.
Allulose is a naturally occurring sugar found in foods like figs and corn (non-GMO, of course!) that contains only a trace amount of calories and has no glycemic impact. Its chemical makeup is nearly identical to fructose and glucose, but that slight difference means it's not metabolized like sugar and passes easily out of the body. With 70% the sweetness of sugar, allulose has sugar's clean taste minus the glucose spikes or raised insulin levels. We love it!
Nutrition bars need a binder (chia seeds don’t stick together on their own!), which tend to be high in carbs. Not only does our tapioca syrup have less sugar than typical binder syrups, it also contains fiber that provides our ZenoBars their shape and consistency.