The Joy of Creating Vegan Foods that Taste Good AND Do Good
Did you know that every single product we create at our Black Mamba Heatquarters in Eswatini in sunny South Africa is 100% vegan and cruelty-free? It totally is!
See, because our Black Mamba products and processes do not contain any animal-derived ingredients, it allows us to tread very gently on the earth. This is one of the many wonderful fringe benefits of working with small-scale organic fruit and vegetable farmers and being a part of a forward-thinking circular economy thanks to our association with local permaculture NGO Guba.
In the spirit of World Vegan Month, here are a few fun facts about veganism and the vegan lifestyle:
It's super tasty!
There are many wonderful vegan recipes to enjoy. This includes our own favourites like Tomato, Zucchini & Pesto Gnocchi Bake, vegan burgers and Jewelled Stuffed Butternut with vegan cheese!
In fact, when you start to play around with fresh ingredients and earth-friendly foods you are likely to find that there are amazing flavour combinations that hit all the right spots.
You get plenty of protein from plants
One of the big questions many people have about a vegan lifestyle is whether it's hard to get enough protein. The good news is that foods like chia seeds, tofu, quinoa, hemp seeds, peanut butter, oats, nutritional yeast and legumes like lentils, peas and just about every bean you can think of, contain loads of protein. The one thing that vegans do supplement with (and most folks actually should) is Vitamin B12.
Vegan foods have a smaller impact on the environment
A plant-based diet requires only one-third of the land needed to support a meat and dairy diet. At a time when all of our planetary resources are under strain, every small change you make as an individual can make a difference.
These are just a few of the reasons to get excited about vegan foods and support local brands in your vicinity that have the earth's best interests at heart. She is our home after all, and we need to take care of her in every way we can 🌍💚🌿