Learn more about each ingredient:
Organic Garbanzo Beans
Organic garbanzo beans are the ideal emergency food! Because they deliver a lot of fiber and are nutrient-dense, they give a feeling of fullness and prevent overeating. They're also packed with fiber, protein, trace minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, antioxidant-rich phytonutrients and folates.
Organic Green Lentils
Lentils have a high nutritional content and are packed with fiber. They are also packed with antioxidants, folates, protein, minerals and B vitamins. To sprout these lentils, simply let them soak overnight and then rinse them daily for 2-3 days – they need no further cooking and you can add them to salads and sandwiches.
Cashews are also very filling – small portions are enough to stave off hunger for hours. Plus, they're delicious!
Millet is extremely important as an emergency food due to its high nutrient density. Brimming with magnesium, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, B vitamins and antioxidants, millet provides essential nutrients for your bones, muscles and nervous system.
Organic Rolled Oats
Filled with fiber and protein, but low in sugar, rolled oats are a delicious emergency food that can be blended into everything from baking mixes to breakfast cereals.
Organic Brown Rice
Brown rice is an unpolished and unrefined whole grain with numerous health benefits. Its high fiber and protein content make it an ideal emergency food -- it's very filling, so you don’t need huge portions to feel full -- plus, it has a chewy texture and a nutty flavor that goes great with salty side dishes.
**Due to the natural oils found in this agricultural product, this vacuum sealed item *may* have a shorter shelf life than other items in the Ranger Bucket. **
Packed with fiber, protein, monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, riboflavin, B2 vitamin and phosphorus, almonds are one of nature’s nutritional wonders. Very filling, a handful is enough to keep you going for hours. There is hardly a better snack for emergency situations.
Set aside the processed "white salt" and replace it with full-spectrum Himalayan Salt. Harvested from genuine salt caves formed millions of years ago by ocean currents, Himalayan Salt was created long before industrial pollution contaminated the planet. Its full spectrum of trace minerals also provides beneficial elements that are usually missing from nearly all modern foods.
Organic Chia Seeds
Chia seeds are one of the healthiest foods on Earth; they deliver an astonishing array of nutrients with very few calories. No emergency food supply is complete without them! Fiber, protein, Omega-3s, calcium, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus – these are just a few of the nutrients abundantly found in chia seeds.
Freeze-Dried Organic Yellow Popcorn
One of America’s favorite staple foods, corn is not only delicious, but also a great source of fiber, minerals and vitamins A, B and E. This corn is organic, non-GMO.
Organic Green Split Peas
Green split peas are brimming with vitamin K, manganese, copper, dietary fiber, starch, B vitamins, folate, phosphorus and niacin. They are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables; packed with antioxidants, phytonutrients and protein.
Organic Coconut Sugar
With a delicious taste, coconut sugar has a very low glycemic index, making it more compatible with your body compared to processed, refined sugar. Coconut sugar not only gives you a delicious energy boost; it's also loaded with beneficial minerals that are completely missing from chemical sweeteners or refined sugars. Plus, it's packed with vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium, as well as beneficial phytonutrients such as flavonoids, antioxidants and polyphenols.
Quinoa, the world’s most ancient superfood, is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but contains NO GLUTEN. Besides being ideal for people who are intolerant to gluten, it is also incredibly nutritious and can be mixed with almost anything, making it the perfect emergency food. Try adding quinoa to chili or even pancakes!
Organic Adzuki Beans
Adzuki beans are loaded with dietary fiber and potassium, folate and magnesium. They're a perfect emergency food because they can be made with a huge variety of recipes, including salty stews (or chili) as well as sweet recipes (bean paste baked goods, for example).
Organic Pinto Beans
With a myriad of health benefits, pinto beans are also delicious and can be consumed in many forms. They're packed with protein (a cup of boiled pinto beans has 15 grams of lean protein), fiber, iron, magnesium and vitamin B6. Rich in nutrients, but low in fat, pinto beans nourish you but contain no empty calories.
Organic Brown Flax Seeds
Brown flax seeds are a great source of micronutrients, fiber, vitamin B1, manganese, and Omega-3 fatty acids. When mixed with water and salt, they can made into delicious flax crackers by drying them on sheets (in a kitchen dehydrator or even sun-dried). Add other spices such as turmeric and peppers to make the crackers even more delicious.
Organic Yellow Miso
Yellow miso is a complete protein (it contains all the essential amino acids) and an excellent source of B vitamins (especially B12). A specific form of miso was used therapeutically in the aftermath of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in World War II as well as in the radioactive contamination following the Chernobyl accident.
Organic Black Beans
Black beans are loaded with protein, filling fiber, antioxidants and countless vitamins and minerals. Just like the other beans in this bucket, they make an ideal emergency food because of their multitude of uses in various recipes and soups.
Amaranth is one of Mother Nature’s best sources of gluten-free protein. It is very filling and can provide you a lot of stamina and energy without adding empty calories to your diet. It is high in calcium, antioxidants, minerals and is very easy to digest. You can also sow these amaranth seeds and grow more amaranth which is easy to harvest.