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"Storable" Heartline & Stonewall's Jerquee
A Word About
This page contains newly introduced
textured soy flour and concentrate
products -- both of which are commonly used in place
of animal meat products. If you are not familiar with
textured soy and how to use them, please
read our textured soy information page. If you ARE familiar
with them, you will be surprised at how competitive our prices are.
email us with any questions you have about these new products.
Will I Get
Note: Many of the facts for this article were
The Lumen Book (1986), p. 154-161, written by Lumen Foods'
founder, Greg Caton - available from this
online store. For brevity's sake, the footnoted sources
related to the more technical information has been left
off this page. They can be found in the book.
of human protein requirements as it relates to dietary nutrition is
as old as the science itself. For political reasons,
it is also quite controversial.
important studies conducted in the '50s placed the percentage at
2.5% of daily caloric intake: an amount equal to 20 grams (two-thirds
of an ounce) for an adult man (assuming a "high" caloric intake of
3,200 calories). The figure arrived at by the
World Health Organization (WHO) in 1942 was about twice that: 5% of
daily caloric intake.
figures are supported by epidemiological studies: many populations
live in excellent health on considerably less than this amount, and,
in fact, those populations with the largest percentages of centenarians
are in cultures where the daily diet is largely vegetarian or
at least semi-vegetarian, protein intake is low, and rigorous daily
a requirement for survival. Examples include the Hunzas of the
Himalayan Mountains, the Vilcabambans of Equador, and residents of
the Russian Caucasus. (p. 99).
The Lumen Book was first written (under the title "Lumen:
Food For A New Age" - changed because some people falsely
assumed from the title that it had something to do with the
New Age Movement) a position was taken that because lower protein
levels dominated in cultures with better health and greater
longevity, low protein must be optimal in the human diet.
But as we'll see in a moment, this position deserves
of the historical conditions that swayed my early thinking was
the illogical use of rat studies to make conclusions as to
human nutritional needs. This precedence goes back to the days
of Osborn and Mendal (1914), who based their high protein
requirements for humans on experiments using laboratory rats.
The higher protein requirements for rats is evident by the fact
that rat breast milk is ten times more concentrated in protein
than that of mother's milk. (p. 155) To this day the widest used
measure of protein efficiency for humans is PER (Protein Efficiency
Ratio). The PER was devised in 1919 to measure rat growth and
measures weight gain and protein consumed as a ratio. The figures
have not been altered, even though many of the earlier premises
have been debunked. (For instance, the human need for lycine
is only 68% that of rats, and our need for methionine and cystine is less
than half that of rats -- discoveries that were made in the 1940's).
The flaw is obvious -- as one health writer put it, "Using rat assays
to determine the protein need of humans is like trying to measure the
running speed of a human by measuring the speed of a two-legged dog."
hold to my original position that humans can live perfectly healthy,
long lives on a level of caloric protein intake that is well below
the standard set by the politically-motived U.S. Government's
"daily recommended allowances." But are these levels optimal?
That question became raised again, in my mind, by the highly compelling
work of best-selling author, Dr. Barry Sears. I have written a
separate article, outside
the Virtual Store, which discusses in detail his findings. But I feel,
based on everything we now know, that humans do, indeed, subsist well
on a diet low in protein, as low as 2 or 3%. But there is strong
evidence that a level that is closer to 30% is more optimal, and
there is no question that optimal athletic performance demands greater
protein intake. Despite controversy on the subject, there is no
credible evidence to believe otherwise.
ccording to Dr. Barry Sears, noted biotechnologist
and best-selling author, the human body functions best on a
caloric intake ratio of 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30%
fat. This is sometimes abbreviated as the 40/30/30 Concept.
(We have written a
separate article outside
this Virtual Store on the
adaptation of Sear's concepts to the well-documented advantages of
high-quality vegetable protein over animal protein... but... lest
we digress...) |
We frankly believe that
although the recipe sections of Sear's works fail to take
"vegetable protein advantages" into account, his basic analysis
is sound: in fact, we recanted conclusions in our own
previous book (Lumen Book, 1986) where we argued that
human beings need very little dietary protein (the truth, we now
know, is that although humans can get by on very little protein,
they function more optimally at 30% protein).
in mind, we believe that most Y2K food storage programs are
protein deficient: yes, you will "survive," but your post-Y2K
dietary regimen will probably be short on polypeptides.
we offer a variety of food storage solutions which "up the protein"
level of your food pantry without taking a big hit on your
statements on protein levels are clearly indicated.
when you click on "Add to Cart," you are adding to your "shopping cart"
just those items whose quantities you have increased
in the table immediately above that "Add to Cart" button.
The remainder of this page has three "Add to Cart" buttons.
Soy Flour & Concentrate
See our Expanded Version of this Section for more information
his table covers our unflavored, texturized soy protein
line of products. We cover these products
elsewhere in our Virtual Store, but they have an important
place on this page: TVP flours are 50% pure protein, and
soy flour "concentrates" are approximately 70%. If you are
not an experienced user of TVP's, you might want to consider
ordering Y2K'd versions of our Heartline and/or Stonewall's Jerquee
products below: virtually ALL TVP's contain "oligosaccharides" that are
flatugenic to many people; moreover, they are unflavored and bland
and do not compare in flavor to either
our Heartline Meatless Meats or
our imitation jerky products.
(Like our products, however, textured soy concentrates are
relatively free of oligosaccharides.)
The products below are less than 7% moisture: if you keep
them in a warm, dry place they will last for years with or without
mylar packaging, oxygen absorbers, and plastic pails. But then,
if you want the insurance, you can always
purchase these items from us separately.
Lastly, you will
note that pricing below is separated into a (1) by the pallet, and
(2) by the small 8 oz. bag. Soy Nuttles® are the same
thing as the high-priced, high-protein breakfast cereal you may have
seen around the internet. The only difference? Our pricing is
his table covers our popular fat-free milk replacement products
Heaven on Earth. An 8 fl. oz. glass of Heaven on Earth
contains 12 grams of protein. (You can leave the Store and review
the rest of the Nutrition
Facts on the Heaven on Earth line, if you wish.) The difference
between the items below and those found on the main
Heaven on Earth order page is that the items below have been
Y2K'd in super pails for long-term storage.
With 0.75 ounces
of product equal to one 8 fl. oz. glass of milk, these pails
yield 640 glass of milk each! That's less than $ 0.15 a glass!
his table covers a choice selection of our most popular meat
replacement products from our
Heartline Meatless Meats line and our
Stonewall's Jerquee. For those who are familiar with Lumen Foods:
the Heartline products are for reconstituting and using in place of
meat, and Stonewall's is a line of imitation "beef jerky" products.
Each Super Pail described below comes packaged as follows: five (5)
five-pound bags (or 25# total), where each 5# bag is packaged in
mylar with its own 200E oxygen absorber. Each pail has its own
1000E absorber, so there's six absorbers per pail. The photo
at left (same at the one at the top of this page)
shows a 5# bag of Stonewall's Jerquee that's been "Y2K'd."
examine the protein
levels and other Nutrition Facts of the items below. The
Heartline pails make approximately 50 pounds of "meat."