Introduction to Jimmy Joy Plenny Bar v2.0

Plenny Bar is our 100% vegan bar that provides a balanced macronutrient split (high in protein and fibre) and the 26 micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) your body requires to function properly.

Each bar contains exactly 400 kcal, of which 38.3% comes from fats, 40% from carbohydrates and 20% from protein. Apart from their healthy composition, the bars are available in tasty flavours, Vanilla, Chocolate and Caramel Sea Salt. A little something for all taste buds out there!

At this point, you are probably wondering what is inside the bar, which will be explained in this article. Enjoy the read!

Nutritional breakdown

Vanilla

Chocolate

Caramel Sea Salt

Nutrition

Value

%RI

Value

%RI

Value

%RI

Energy

400 kcal

20%

400 kcal

20%

400 kcal

20%

Protein

20 g

40%

20 g

42%

20 g

40%

Fat

17 g

23%

17 g

24%

16 g

23%

From which saturated fats

1,7 g

8%

3,1 g

16%

1,7 g

9%

Carbohydrate

40 g

15%

41 g

15%

39 g

15%

From which sugar

6,3 g

8%

6,7 g

7%

6,3 g

7%

Fibres

7,6 g

6,0 g

8,0 g

 

Ingredients

  • Oats
  • Maltodextrin
  • Soy Protein Crisp (Soy Protein Isolate, Tapioca Starch, Stabilizer: Calcium Carbonate, Salt)
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Rice Syrup
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Milled Brown Flaxseed
  • Humectant: Glycerine
  • Chicory Fibre
  • Vitamin and Mineral mix
  • Sweetener: Sucralose 

All flavours contain the previous ingredients, yet the tasty flavours are thanks to the following:

Vanilla: 

  • Flavouring

Chocolate: 

  • Cocoa powder
  • Cacao nibs 
  • Flavouring

Caramel Sea Salt

  • Natural flavouring
  • Sea salt

Protein

Protein functions as essential building-blocks for different structures in your body. To ensure that you get enough of this nutrient, an amount of 0,8 grams of protein per kg body weight per day is recommended. Vegans diets should be supplemented with another 30% (1,2).

Plenny Bar contains 20g of protein per serving, which fits perfectly within this recommendation. The main source of protein is soy, which is considered the most suitable vegan source due to its digestibility and absorption rate. You can read more about this here!

Fat

A sufficient fat intake contributes to a well-functioning brain and muscles, which is why this nutrient is present in the amounts of 17 grams of fat per serving (3). Although oats and soy bring a little bit of fat, sunflower oil is the main source. Why that? Sunflower oil has a low content of saturated fatty acids (SFAs). Increased consumption of SFA’s is related to high cholesterol levels and blockage of the arteries. Therefore the amounts of SFA’s you consume should be as low as 10% of the total energy intake. Of course, the amounts present in the Plenny Bar are far below this limit.

As you might have noticed, Plenny Bar Chocolate has a higher SFA content compared to the other flavours. This is due to the cocoa we use. But don't worry! Even if your diet consists of Plenny Bar Chocolate only, this contributes to only 7%.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a nutrient that provides your body with glucose, the main source of energy for your brain. That is why a required daily intake of 130 grams of carbohydrates is established (4,5). Plenny Bar contains 40 grams of carbohydrates per meal, making a diet based solely on this product provide you with sufficient amounts.

As you might know, carbohydrates increase your blood sugar levels after digestion. This can be measured by the glycemic index, which is high when easily digestible carbohydrates are consumed, and lower when carbohydrates with a more complex structure are consumed (6,7). Plenny Bar contains a combination of both to keep your blood sugar level in balance: Maltodextrin gives you a fast energy boost, while oats and chicory keep this rise under control thanks to their natural fiber content. In addition, oats are rich in beta-glucan, which slows down your digestion (8)

And what about sugar? A diet based exclusively on Plenny Bars contributes to a sugar content of 6.3% of the total energy intake. This is below the recommended upper limit of 10 E% sugar (9).

Fibres

Plenny Bar is high in fibre! Each bar accounts to 6-8 grams of fibre*, sourced from oats chicory fibre and soy protein crisps. Fibre consumption increases satiety, controls your digestion and improves the health of your intestinal bacteria, of which you can read more about here.

*Vanilla: 7.6 grams, Chocolate 6.0 grams, Caramel Sea salt: 8.0 grams


Micronutrients

Apart from all the macronutrients, we also looked after the little nutrients essential for your body’s functions and development. We added optimal amounts of all the vitamins and minerals the European Food Safety Authority established as necessary to consume on a daily basis (10). Each Plenny Bar provides you with at least 20% of your daily needs of these micronutrients, which play an important role in most of the processes happening in your body, such as cellular functions, neurotransmission, fluid balance and tissue structure (11,12)


Can’t wait to benefit from the tasty and nutritional advantages of the Plenny Bar? Make your order here!


Micronutrients per bar (100g) 

Vitamin A 

160 μg

20%*

Vitamin D 

3,0 μg

61%*

Vitamin E 

2,4 mg

20%*

Vitamin K 

16 μg

21%*

Vitamin C 

40 mg

50%*

Thiamin

0,2 mg

20%*

Riboflavin 

0,3 mg

23%*

Niacin 

3,6 mg

23%*

Vitamin B6

0,3 mg

22%*

Folic Acid 

60 μg

30%*

Vitamin B12 

28 μg

1120%*

Biotin 

10 μg

20%*

Pantothenic acid 

1,2 mg

20%*

Potassium

400 mg

20%*

Chloride 

160 mg

20%*

Calcium 

185 mg

23%*

Phosphorus

140 mg

20%*

Magnesium

75 mg

20%*

Iron

3,2 mg

23%*

Zinc

2,0 mg

20%*

Copper

0,2 mg

20%*

Manganese

0,4 mg

20%*

Selenium

11 μg

20%*

Chromium

8,0 μg

20%*

Molybdenum

13 μg

26%*

Iodine 

30 μg

20%*

*% of the daily reference intake for vitamins and minerals


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