Probiotics and prebiotics are both important for a healthy digestive system, but do you know the difference? Probiotics are live bacteria we often hear about found in certain supplements and foods such as yogurt, dairy, and soy products. While lesser known, prebiotics...read more
“We are so obsessed with Peak Sherpa’s Tsampa cereal bowls. Tsampa (roasted barley) is a staple food in Himalayan communities. But we haven’t really seen it in the United States. With this amazing cereal, now packaged in portable cups, Peak Sherpa normalizes tsampa with approachable flavors like Cherry Almond Cranberry. Did we mention the company also donates a portion of sales to Sherpa villages in Nepal?”
Fast, convenient meals at Expo West 2017Read the full article at: www.newhope.comread more
Happy New Year! I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you. This fall, I had the opportunity to test out a bunch of great healthy products. I decided to hold out and to do a “Healthier in ’17” series of posts and giveaways to power a healthier 2017 for my readers. At the last Chicago Sweets and Snacks Show, I met…Read the full article at: ericafinds.comread more
We're excited to announce that we are now on the shelves of all 15 Haggen Locations! Find the store nearest you! We will also be doing demos at the following stores over the next couple weeks to introduce our product. Come by and see us and try some delicious Tsampa!...read more
Thank you Willow & Stephanie over at C&J Nutrition for the Instagram love! Check out more of their wonderful work...read more
Read the full article at: www.foodgal.com We loved this post by Food Gal Carolyn Jung about our delicious Tsampa! We hope you too are starting your day like a...read more
Thanks Maria Speck for this shoutout and beautiful shot of our...read more
Tsampa is HOT! Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert featured our Traditional Tsampa on Phil's Food Reviews! We were stoked on our scores for taste, value, nutrition, ingredients, preparation, appearance, and packaging but are perplexed by our sustainability rating. Seems...read more
Chefs Tom Douglas and Thierry Rautureau, winners of the prestigious James Beard Award, talk tsampa on Seattle Kitchen. Listen here! Hear what they have to say about Sherpa Foods at the 12 minute mark. ...read more
Great article from New Hope Network on kitchen staples getting a healthy upgrade!read more
We have exciting news for all our Oregon (and now Mercer Island!) fans, Sherpa Foods Tsampa Cereals just launched in all New Season's Markets stores! Check out our Store Locator to find the store closest to you! You'll find us in the cereal...read more
Why does Oprah think barley makes the “best breakfast?” Its long lasting energy of course! These morning meal ideas on from chef and author Robin Asbell (who also wrote an awesome article about our tsampa!) will mix up your routine and power you through your day.
In this article Robin sites hulled pearl barley, but not only is our Traditional Tsampa a perfect substitute, tsampa is 100% whole grain which means higher fiber and even longer lasting energy! Reach your peak!read more
We thought this story was pretty neat! Former Noma chef James Sharman is hosting a pop-up dinner at Everest Base Camp! Now, not only can eat like the Sherpas, you can also eat like one of the best restaurants in the world. Not too bad for $7.99 at your nearest grocery store.read more
The Tibetan people lived for centuries on ancient barley ground into Tibetan Tsampa that is still a nutrition champion. Try it for your adventuresread more
The study found that “organic crops — ranging from carrots and broccoli to apples and blueberries — have substantially higher concentrations of a range of antioxidants and other potentially beneficial compounds. That review included data from more than 300 studies…”read more
Centuries before there was Bulletproof Coffee, there was Tibetan Butter Tea. Mix this nourishing nectar into our Traditional Tsampa for a high-powered breakfast of champions that’s full of flavor, healthy fats, and high fiber to fuel your day.read more
Wondering what to eat before and after your workout? This article from consumer reports offers suggestions for small snacks that help fuel your workout and aid recovery.
Common across all exercises? “…a snack that combines fiber-rich carbs and protein 30 to 60 minutes ahead of a workout is your best bet.”
Tsampa perfectly fits the bill!read more
This article from Science Daily details a new study from St. Michael’s Hospital that shows eating barley or foods containing barley significantly reduced levels of two types of “bad cholesterol” associated with cardiovascular risk.
“Barley’s positive effect on lowering cholesterol is well-documented and has been included in the Canadian strategy for reducing cardiovascular risk,” said Dr. Vuksan. “Health Canada, the FDA and several health authorities worldwide have already approved health claims that barley lowers LDL cholesterol, but this is the first review showing the effects on other harmful lipids.”
We’re excited to see the continued research showing the health benefits of barley, the grain we sprout and roast to mill into Tsampa.read more
Barley is relatively low in calories, high in fiber and packed with vitamins and nutrients. Here are 29 amazing health and beauty benefits of barley:read more
THE MAIN BENEFITS OF WHOLE GRAINSThe beneﬁts of whole grains most documented by repeated studies include:stroke risk reduced 30-36%type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%heart disease risk reduced 25-28%better weight maintenanceOther beneﬁts indicated by recent studies include:reduced risk of asthmahealthier carotid arteriesreduction of inﬂammatory disease risklower risk of colorectal cancerhealthier blood pressure levelsless gum disease and tooth lossread more
“”Take a tip from the masters of the mountains…Learning to eat like a Sherpa unlocks the secrets behind their boundless strength and energy.”
While you may not be climbing Mt. Everest or riding horseback across the Tibetan steppes, our Tsampa will give you that same sustaining energy to tackle a long hike, a bike commute to work, or an endless morning of back-to-back meetings.
You have a mountain to climb every day, don’t you?read more
“In addition to its robust flavor, barley’s claim to nutritional fame is based on its being a very good source of molybdenum, manganese, dietary fiber, and selenium, and a good source of copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin.”read more
Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago…
The peopling of the Tibetan plateau represents an important shift in human history, as people evolved physiological adaptations that enabled them to live at high altitudes1. It also marked a convergence of hunter-gatherer, pastoral and farming traditions from East and West. “There are all kinds of things about the occupation of Tibet that intrigue a whole array of scientists across a number of different fields,” says Madsen.
The new study suggests that the push to farm at higher altitudes happened as temperatures were cooling. That contradicts the common idea that people would move to higher and colder places only when the environment improves, say the researchers, who are led by Fahu Chen and Guanghui Dong of Lanzhou University in China. Their work appears in Science on 20 November”read more
We are excited to share that we've added another store to our lineup. We're now on the shelves at Ken's Market in Greenwood! We have three flavors on the shelves: Toasted Coconut, Cherry Almond Cranberry, and Traditional. Want to know where else you can find our...read more
There’s a better way.read more
We are excited to share the news that all 5 flavors of our Tsampa cereal are available at seven PCC Natural Markets locations! We are on the shelves at the following stores and our founders will be doing demos at each location over the next few weeks - come by to say...read more
A vibrant vegetarian salad with summer Mediterranean flavors – This Greek Salad is quick to make, great on its own or with any grilled mains!read more
The Dalai Lama starts his day with tsampa mixed with tea and yak’s milk. Yaks may be hard to find, but it’s still a dish you can recreate at home!read more
The ancient grain from a remote cave near Masada is the oldest plant genome ever reconstructed, and has much to tell about agricultural history.read more
What’s the difference between probiotic and prebiotic? What are probiotics and prebiotics good for? Jamie Oliver explains all.read more
Sian Proctor, a geology professor at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, knows what it takes to be inventive with limited food supplies in an alien environment. She spent four months in 2013 living in the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat, a series of missions funded by the NASA Human Research Program and designed to study the daily activities of a crew living on Mars. Proctor’s specific mission was to cook with only shelf-stable ingredients — such as freeze-dried chicken and tsampa, a Tibetan staple made from roasted barley flour — and no fresh food at all.read more
This article from the National Institute of Sports Medicine explains the properties and health benefits of low glycemic foods.read more
Whole Grain Council’s list of research studies on the health benefits of eating barley.read more
Dalai Lama speaking about Tsampa during the Q&A portion of the Ethics of Our Time talk given at the University of California Santa Barbara in April of 2009.read more
These barley recipes will show you how versatile this grain is — it’s malty, nutty, slightly sweet flavor makes it a key to salads, soups, and more.read more
Barley has been making headlines lately for its unsung health benefits. Check out some of the health benefits of barley plus recipes to get you cooking. Read the full article at: www.care2.com There are so many health benefits to tsampa, which is made from carefully...read more
Check out how awesome low-glycemic foods are for you! – Lindsey Hunger is a biological drive to eat that’s associated with a grumbling stomach, weakness and/or headache, symptoms that can undermine your concentration and prompt you to make less-than-stellar food...read more
Avoiding refined grains and excess sugar is the key to sustaining your energy through the morning. Choose whole grains and high fiber.
There are more and more whole grain and high fiber options that will help maintain steady energy and focus through the day. Picking whole wheat, brown rice and barley for breakfast will help you avoid that late morning slump. – Edmond Read the full article at:...read more
Edmond’s insight: This recent Harvard study highlights the many health benefits of swapping out refined grains for whole grains and high fiber. Whole oats are a good breakfast option, but barley actually has more fiber than oatmeal and is also high in beta-glucan —...read more
The triple benefits of eating barley: reducing blood sugar levels, reducing appetite and lowering the risk for cardiovascular disease.
A recent study done at Lund University in Sweden highlights the unique heath benefits of barley. One of the researchers behind the study, Anne Nilsson, Associate Professor at the Food for Health Science Centre, stated, “It is surprising yet promising that choosing...read more