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As it turns out, the tiniest vegetable in the world is also the most wholesome

Nature can take most of the credit for this rare plant-based source of wholesome goodness (keep reading - science agrees). 

Mankai's complete protein includes all essential amino acids. It also has iron, vitamin B12, dietary fibers, omega-3s, folic acid, antioxidants and plenty of other minerals, vitamins, and essential nutrients.

We cultivate it to perfection, using 100% of the plant, and keeping it all-natural, raw, minimally-processed, and non-GMO.

Delivers as much Protein as a medium egg *

Naturally contains vitamin B12

Very rare in plant-based food

Has X9 as much Iron as Kale

Comparing the same amount of product

A good source of Fiber *

Very low in Sodium

Rich in Folic acid *

 

*For an 85 gr portion (3 cubes) of Mankai

Science, not fiction

Mankai is gaining attention in the world’s search for long-term solutions for wholesome and sustainable plant-based sources.

June 1, 2021

Leading University Research Finds Active Polyphenols present in Mankai

written by
Dr. Anat Jaskolka Meir

A new study published in NUTRIENTS, conducted by leading university experts explored the unique health and dietary benefits of Mankai. The study attempted to identify the polyphenol composition of Mankai, through its activity in the digestive system and expression of bacteria through the intestines and finally in a long-term and large-scale clinical trial. About 200 different polyphenolic compounds were identified in Mankai. Findings from an artificial gut experiment demonstrated that Mankai digestion significantly triggers the presence of bacteria in the bowel involved in the breakdown of polyphenols, indicating a direct link between the Mankai plant and gut microbiome.

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March 16, 2021

The Green Mediterranean Diet and Liver Health

written by
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

The many benefits of Mankai also include improved liver health. A recently published study showed that you can reduce the amount of fat in the liver through weight loss and dietary changes, which included consumption of Mankai..

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January 7, 2021

Seeking Better Health in 2021? Go Green!

written by
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

The proven and popular Mediterranean diet just got better. Recent studies show that this popular diet had even better results with the addition of Mankai to their daily diet. Learn what makes this diet so effective. Easy tips you can follow for the Greener Mediterranean Diet.

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December 16, 2020

A Smarter Strategy for New Year’s Resolutions

written by
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

Enhance your success by trying the S.M.A.R.T. system when setting your goals.

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October 19, 2020

Five Ways to Boost Your Immunity

written by
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

While immunity is a complex biological subject, there are strategies with scientific support for enhancing our bodies’ immune response.

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October 2, 2020

Eating for Health and Enjoyment

written by
Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND

When my best friend recently told she had been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, I got sad and then I got angry. The sadness came from knowing how hard it is to manage diabetes. I have had Type I diabetes—an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the cells that make insulin—for nearly 43 years. The daily challenges of managing blood sugar levels, food, stress, physical activity, sleep, and medications are never ending.

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May 31, 2021

Nature's Immune Support: New Evidence Shows Mankai is Rich in Active Polyphenols

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A new study published in NUTRIENTS, conducted by leading university experts explored the unique health and dietary benefits of Mankai. The study attempted to identify the polyphenol composition of Mankai, through its activity in the digestive system in a long-term and large-scale clinical trial. About 200 different polyphenolic compounds were identified in Mankai, indicating a direct link between Mankai and gut microbiome.

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Nov 11, 2020

Have Your Tried Mankai? It’s the Tiniest Vegetable in the World

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Extremely versatile in the kitchen, Mankai is the only plant source to have many nutritional benefits. Research shows it is an excellent source of numerous nutrients including vitamin K (providing 580-percent of the recommended daily value), folate, vitamins A, zinc, and iron. It's also a good source of vitamin B12 and provides omega-3 fats. Click here to find out more about the science and discover some recipes.

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Oct 8, 2020

Wolffia globosa - Mankai plant-based protein contains bioactive vitamin B12 and is well absorbed in humans

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Mankai contains bioactive B12 compounds and could serve as a B12 plant-based food source after an examination of the presence of B12 in Wolffia Globosa (Mankai), predicted functional pathways using gut-bioreactor, and the effects of long-term Mankai consumption as a partial meat substitute, on serum B12 concentrations.

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May 1, 2019

Wolffia globosa Mankai, a Green Aquatic Plant, on Postprandial Glycemic Response: A Randomized Crossover Controlled Trial

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Mankai can improve blood glucose levels In randomized controlled crossover trial among humans: the Mankai shake achieved better results than a yogurt shake in glucose control. In this trial, published in Diabetes Care, the researchers compared Mankai shake consumption to a yogurt shake equivalent in carbohydrates, protein, lipids, and calories.Following two weeks of monitoring with glucose sensors, participants who drank the Mankai shake showed a much better response in a variety of measurements,including lower glucose rise, later peak time, faster bloodstream glucose evacuation and lower morning fasting glucose levels. Mankai™ maintained a better sense of satiety.

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Mar 1, 2019

A Green-Mediterranean Diet, Supplemented with Mankai Duckweed, Preserves Iron-Homeostasis in Humans and Is Efficient in Reversal of Anemia in Rats

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Mankai is a rich source of iron, which is highly absorbed and bioavailable. In rats’ experiments, Mankai could treat Anemia in the same rate and extend as iron supplement. In humans’ 6-month randomized controlled trial among hundreds of participants, the group, which has been randomized to consume green Mediterranean diet with daily Mankai shake and less meat/ poultry, did not decrease and actually improved its blood iron homeostasis and folic acid levels.

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Sep 1, 2018

Protein bioavailability of Wolffia globosa duckweed, a novel aquatic plant, - A randomized controlled trial

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Mankai is a rich source of protein – which is bioavailable with its nine essential amino acid and is a source of B12 vitamin. In randomized controlled feeding trial in humans to explore the protein bioavailability of Mankai -it was found that all the Mankai’s essential amino acids were well absorbed and emerged in the bloodstream as did well-known protein sources. Mankai whole protein profile is comparable to the golden standard of protein – egg. The trial also suggested a potential bioavailability of Mankai’s vitamin B12.

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