HOPAPOPS’ Guide to Popped Water Lily Seeds
A quick primer on this single ingredient superfood and why its so good
Springfield, MO (September 9, 2019) - Hopapops are a new superfood snack made from popped water lily seeds.
A cross between popcorn and a cheese puff in texture, Hopapops are an innovative, nutritious, sustainable, plant-based snack full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Ethically and traditionally sourced from India, popped water lily seeds are an ancient superfood that are known for being a highly nutritious, low-fat and low-carb alternative to conventional snacks like chips and popcorn.
But what are water lily seeds and what makes this snack a superfood? Here’s a few key benefits:
- The prickly water lily is an heirloom plant that sheds its seeds once a year. The pea-sized kernels are collected for cultivation, and expand to the size of large blueberries when heated under high pressure. The rest is a puffy white interior that is lightly spotted with its former seed coat.
- Traditionally called “makhana,” popped water lily seeds have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to aid digestion and often eaten during the fasting periods of the Hindu festival Navratri.
- Popped water lily seeds are naturally gluten-free, soy-free, contain no trans fats and are very low in carbohydrates.
- Much like chickpeas or popcorn, water lily seeds have a neutral flavor and can be seasoned to perfection in any range of sweet to spicy, while maintaining a light, crunchy texture.
- Hopapops’ water lily seeds are sustainably sourced - and the cultivation of water lily seeds is seasonal and naturally occurring. Dedicated to sustainable practices, the mission-based brand gives back a portion of all proceeds to organizations that increase clean water availability and improve schools in the communities where local farmers grow and harvest their products.
Hopapops will sample three flavors at Natural Products Expo East, including: White Cheddar, Mango Habanero (vegan) and Coconut (vegan) at booth #8910, as well as a sample booth located outside the entrance on Pratt street. The brand will also be on site at the Harvest Festival, September 11 at booth H66.
Developed by Jeff Brinkhoff, who offers 20 years of consumer product & food industry experience as founder of Red Monkey Foods, and partner Sameer Mehra, founder of Suminter India Organics, a leader in high quality organic ingredients, the company is committed to sourcing sustainable ingredients and dedicated to making a positive social and economic impact in the communities in which they operate. www.hopapops.com, Facebook and Instagram for information on America’s next favorite snack.