Energy bars combine a variety of dry ingredients as well as minerals, vitamins, carbs and protein in order to provide a boost of energy and nutrition to the body. There are several brands on the market and homemade recipes available, but generally all varieties hold the same ingredients.
Some of the main protein ingredients found in many energy bars include soy, casin, whey, peanuts, almonds, oat bran and rice.
Many energy bars carry vitamins that are designed to enhance the body's performance and boost energy such as riboflavin, thiamine, folic acid and biotin.
Oils generate the moisture and shelf life for many energy bars. Popular kinds of oil may include palm kernel oil, fish oil and other types of hydrogenated oil.
Dried Berries and Fruit
Dried berries such as blueberries and raspberries are prevalent among many energy bars. Strawberries, peaches, apricots and pomegranate are popular dried fruit flavors.
Caffeine and Sugar
While many energy bars get their main energy sources from natural methods; processed sugars, and caffeine are also prevalent ingredients. Many serve as the main flavoring and fuel source for the energy bar.
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