An excellent source of protein, healthy (happy) fats, calcium, iron and vitamin E, almonds are tiny powerhouses of nutrition. Almonds feature prominently in our Gracious Granola and our Veritas Granola, as well as the bars we make from them.Apricots
The apricot is a firm, golden fruit with just a little tartness, and a lot of nutritional benefits! Velvety and sweet, these cute fruits are good sources of iron, potassium, and beta carotene. Ours hail from California.Banana
We think bananas are one of the most versatile fruits. Firm, creamy and delightfully sweet, they are also rich in potassium and vitamin B6. Athletes love the boost bananas give to workout recovery. Bananas pair deliciously with chocolate in our popular Jr. Chocolate Banana Bar.Cacao Nibs
Cacao nibs are pieces of the chocolate bean. The nibs possess everything good about chocolate and nothing that’s not. High in antioxidants, these kernels of goodness are crunchy with fruit and earthy notes; they can be found in our Veritas Granola, Fig, Cranberry & Hazelnut bar and Apricot, Walnut & Coconut barCherries
Although there are more than 500 varieties of cherries, they can be separated into two main categories – sweet and sour. Sweet cherries have a large size and sweet taste. Both varieties are an excellent source of vitamin C and copper.
The succulent sweetness of our cherries pairs excellently with the rich taste of dark chocolate in our delectable CHERRY, DARK CHOCOLATE & ALMOND granola bar; it’s a taste so luxurious you’ll swear that you’re eating dessert – just a much healthier version!
If you thought chia seeds were just for sprouting in animal-shaped clay pots, think again! These tiny, black and white seeds from the Salva Hispanica plant are mighty super foods. With more Omega-3s than flaxseed and salmon, you don’t even have to grind them to get the nutritional benefits – just gobble them right up! We add them to our Felicitas Granola, which means they can be found in all of our Jr. Bars too.Chocolate
The history of chocolate is as rich and complex as its taste. From its significance in ancient Mayan and Aztecan cultures to the fascination it later procured all over Europe, chocolate has long been a source of international intrigue due to its legendary properties and benefits – not to mention its invigorating aroma and luscious taste! Luckily for chocolate lovers everywhere, there are surprisingly significant benefits to this tantalizing treat. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants. At 18 Rabbits, we know that chocolate is a language universally spoken. That’s why we’ve included chunks of organic dark chocolate in our Cherry, Dark Chocolate & Almond bar as well as our Jr Chocolate Cherry and Chocolate Banana bars – for an irresistible taste.Coconut
The coconut is actually the seed of the fruit produced by the coconut palm. A thick green husk makes up the very outside of the fruit, and within that is a hairy brown shell that holds the nut ‘meat’. Coconuts are also a great source of iron, phosphorus and magnesium. We add coconut to our Gracious and Veritas granolas thus they are in all of our 1.6 oz bars for a sweet, nutty boost!Dates
The date palm is one of the oldest fruit trees around! Dates are an excellent source of fiber, B vitamins, and lots of beneficial minerals. The amazing benefits of dates can be sweetly enjoyed in 18 Rabbits Date, Pecan & Coconut granola bar. The day you take your first bite will be a date to remember!Figs
Figs are a delectable little fruit with a chewy texture and a sweet, distinctive taste. These plump purple treats are the fruit of the ficus tree, a member of the mulberry family. They are a good source of calcium and potassium, as well as fiber.
They lend their sophisticated flavor to our FIG, CRANBERRY & HAZELNUTFlaxseed
Flaxseed is one of the few plant sources of omega-3 fatty acid, an essential fat also found in some fish and nuts. Flaxseed is ground for consumption since this process allows for the optimal absorption of its nutrients.Hazelnuts
Native to the northeastern United States, hazelnuts are a tad bit smaller than their larger counterparts from Europe and Asia, called filberts. Both have the same sweet, buttery taste that makes them popular for uses in all kinds of desserts. Hazelnuts, like most nuts, are rich in a variety of nutrients and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, fiber, vitamin E, and phosphorus. Hazelnuts are chocked full of monounsaturated fat (a healthy fat!), and also contain the highest amount of folic acid found in any nut.Mangos
Native to India, mangos are the most cultivated fruit of the tropical world. Their sweet, tangy flesh is rich in vitamins and minerals, and their golden hue tells us they contain vitamins A and C. The mango is the designated national fruit in India, Pakistan and the Philippines, and their leaves are used as decoration during weddings and other celebrations. They make a sweet splash in our Mango Strawberry Jr. bar.Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is a special ingredient which along with honey is the only sweetener we use in our granola, helping our products be among the lowest in sugar available. Maple syrup is relatively low glycemic index, meaning it breaks down more slowly in your system. Maple syrup is carefully tapped from maple trees and comes in a variety of strengths and depths of flavor. It was first cultivated by indigenous populations in North America. In the US, Vermont is the best-known growing region for maple syrup, and that’s where we source our supply.Pecans
Pecans hold a special place in the heart of Texans, not excluding the 18 Rabbits founder, Alison. The love of the pecan is no wonder: it is a truly versatile nut, having found its way into a vast array of foods from pies and puddings to salads and fish dishes.
Pecans deliver delicious taste, but also heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, cholesterol-lowering plant sterols, and a super serving of vitamin B1.Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are amazingly nutritious for a seed so small. Pumpkin seeds, sometimes called pepitas, are a good supply of several minerals, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, protein and healthy fat! Don’t be tricked into thinking these savory seeds are only a fall-time treat, for they can (and should!) be enjoyed year round. 18 Rabbits includes pumpkin seeds in all of its concoctions – a fact which certainly gives those Jack-O-Lanterns? something to smile about!Raisins
You already knew about the antioxidant power of red grapes – it’s why you drink wine, right? Raisins take all those same benefits plus the great fiber that comes from dried fruit. Raisins are packed with nutrients such as vitamins B1, B2, and various other important minerals. These also make them a great source of energy.Sesame Seeds
Did you know seeds can be a source of calcium? Sesame seeds are, along with healthy fats and other great benefits found in seeds. Sesame seeds have a rich nutty flavor, so you can find them in both sweet and savory dishes around the world. At 18 Rabbits, we sprinkle them in granolas and so you can find them dotting all of our bars as well.Strawberries
In addition to being the perfect sign of summer, strawberries have all the nutritional benefits you’ve come to expect from berries: antioxidants, Vitamin C (over 100% of your daily requirement per serving!), and lots of fiber. In season, nothing beats fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market. Year round, you can still get a sweet dose with our nut-free Jr. Mango Strawberry bar.Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds bring a deliciously nutty taste and wealth of nutrition to our bars. With high oil content, they are a great source of polyunsaturated fat, vitamin E, vitamin B1, magnesium and selenium. A great snack on their own, they play a starring role in our Felicitas granola and thus our nut-free Jr. Bars.Walnut
These tasty little nuts are one of the few nuts that contain omega-3 fatty acids. They are also a rich source of protein and dietary fiber, as well as vitamin E, magnesium and copper. While these nuts are enjoyed across the seven continents, the state of California provides more than half the world’s supply!
At 18 Rabbits, we use a variety of the English species called Chandler walnuts, chosen specifically for their smooth flavor. They pair well with the TCHO cocoa nibs and toasty flavor of our Veritas Granola.Whole Grain Oats
Magnesium, selenium, phosphorus and iron are just some of the nutritional benefits of this grain. We use whole grain oats so you get the best of this ingredient. Oats are low on the glycemic index, they are also a great source of slow-release energy and good sugars. Oats are the number one ingredient in 18 Rabbits granola and bars , and are the heart and soul of its toasted flavor and delicate, crispy texture.