Our Nutritional Story

The right food for anyone, anywhere, in need of meaningful sustenance

Just 50g a day is enough to give an adult human the nutrients they need for a better chance to live the life they want.

Who can benefit:

Growing toddlers

Teenagers

Breast-feeding moms

Adults

Elderly

bowl of e'Pap Porridge. Our nutritional story

No cooking required, so it’s easy to eat, anywhere.

1. Mix with cool or warm clean water

2. Stir

3. Enjoy

Summary of benefits of the micronutrients in e’Pap

Nutrient

Benefit

 

 
Overall/general benefit
More detailed (scientific) benefit

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is necessary for normal vision. Vitamin A contributes to normal growth. Vitamin A is necessary for normal skin and mucous membrane structure and function. Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism. Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin A is necessary for normal cell differentiation / cell specialisation.

Thiamin/ Vitamin B1

Thiamine helps the body change the foodstuffs you eat into energy. Thiamine contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system. Thiamine contributes to normal psychological function. Thiamine contributes to the normal function of the heart.

Thiamine is necessary for normal neurological and cardiac function.

Riboflavin/ Vitamin B2

Riboflavin helps the body change the foodstuffs you eat into energy. Riboflavin contributes to normal skin and mucous membrane structure and function. Riboflavin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system. Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. Riboflavin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Riboflavin contributes to normal iron transport and metabolism / contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells. Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Niacin/ Vitamin B3

Niacin is necessary for normal neurological function and psychological function. Niacin contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism. Niacin is necessary for normal structure and function of skin and mucous membranes. Niacin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

 

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 helps the body change the foodstuffs you eat into energy. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function. Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune function. Vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity.

Vitamin B6 is necessary for normal protein and metabolism. Vitamin B6 is necessary for normal iron transport and metabolism. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine and homocysteine synthesis. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism. Vitamin B6 contributes to normal red blood cell formation.

Folic Acid/ Vitamin B9

Folate is essential for the normal development of the unborn baby. Folate is necessary for normal blood formation. Folate contributes to normal psychological function. Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Folate contributes to normal amino acid synthesis. Helps to form body proteins, genetic material, and red blood cells. Needed for energy production; involved in protein metabolism.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is necessary for normal neurological structure and function. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal psychological function. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin B12 is necessary for normal cell division. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism.

Vitamin B7

Biotin contributes to healthy normal growth, development, and body maintenance. Biotin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function. Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and hair. It aids in the utilisation of other B-complex vitamins.

Biotin is involved in fatty acid formation and in energy transformation from fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Pantothenic Acid/ Vitamin B5

Necessary for normal fat metabolism. Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance.

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C contributes to iron absorption from foodstuffs. Vitamin C is necessary for normal connective tissue structure and function. Vitamin C is necessary for normal neurological function. Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical stress. Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function. Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels. Vitamin C contributes to cell protection from free radical damage. Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth. Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism. Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of Vitamin E.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps the body utilise calcium and phosphorus, which are necessary for the normal development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D contributes to normal calcium levels. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function. Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Vitamin D is necessary for normal absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D contributes to normal cell division. Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E helps maintain a healthy immune system. Vitamin E assists in cardiovascular health.

Vitamin E contributes to cell protection from free radical damage. Vitamin E protects unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin A against oxidation in the body.

Iron

Iron contributes to normal energy production. Iron is necessary for normal immune system function. Iron contributes to normal blood formation. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Iron is necessary for normal oxygen transport. Iron is necessary for normal neurological development in the foetus.

Zinc

Zinc is essential for growth and maintenance of a healthy immune system. Zinc promotes healing of wounds. Zinc contributes to normal carbohydrate metabolism. Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function. Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction. Zinc is vital for bone formation. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision. Zinc is necessary for normal taste and smell.

Necessary for normal cell division. Contributes to normal skin structure and wound healing. Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis. Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism. Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids. Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of Vitamin A. Zinc contributes to normal protein synthesis. Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood. Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Zinc has a role in the process of cell division. Zinc is a constituent of insulin and many vital enzymes. Sufficient intake and absorption of zinc is needed to maintain proper vitamin E levels in blood and increases the absorption of vitamin A.

Manganese

Manganese contributes to the maintenance of bone health. Manganese contributes to the normal formation of connective tissue. Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Manganese is necessary for normal bone formation, the formation of cartilage and lubrication of joints. Manganese contributes to cell protection from free radical damage. Manganese is needed for protein and fat metabolism and used for energy production.

Copper

Copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body. Copper is necessary for normal energy production. Copper is necessary for healthy nerves and joints. Copper is necessary for normal skin and hair colouration. Copper contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Copper aids in formation of bone.

Copper contributes to cell protection from free radical damage. Copper works in balance with zinc and vitamin C to form elastin for a healthy skin. Copper is involved in taste sensitivity.

Selenium

Selenium is necessary for normal immune system function. Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis. Selenium contributes to normal hair and nails. Selenium contributes to the normal thyroid function.

Selenium is necessary for the normal utilization of iodine in the production of thyroid hormones. Selenium is necessary for cell protection from some types of free radical damage.

Iodine

Iodine is necessary for normal neurological development. Iodine is necessary for normal energy metabolism. Iodine contributes to normal growth and development in children. Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function and normal functioning of the nervous system. Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.

Iodine is needed for a healthy thyroid gland. Prevents goitre which, untreated, will lead to mental retardation.

Molybdenum

Molybdenum promotes normal cell function.

Molybdenum contributes to normal sulphur amino acid metabolism. Molybdenum aids in activation of certain enzymes.

Chromium

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.

Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, and fats.

Protein

Protein helps build and repair body tissues / is necessary for tissue building and repair. Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass.

Fiber

Soluble dietary fibre plays a role in glucose absorption and maintaining a healthy blood cholesterol level. Insoluble dietary fibre plays a role in keeping the gut healthy / contributes to regular laxation.