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Looking for convenient eats that also pack in nutrients to keep you feeling fueled throughout the day? Rooted in a Native American approach to health and nourishment, Tanka Bar has you covered. This unique line of products made with lean buffalo meat offers travel-friendly snacks that are loaded with protein along with key vitamins and minerals. But what’s also great about Tanka Bar isn’t just what’s in their products but also what’s left out. The brand avoids additives like artificial colors, dyes, preservatives, antibiotics, and synthetic hormones, and is even Certified Gluten-Free. Here’s how Tanka Bar helps you eat a little closer to the earth.
The History of Tanka Bar
Tanka Bar, a product of Native American Natural Foods, was launched in 2006 by owners Karlene Hunter and Mark Tilsen. Hunter and Tilsen wanted to embrace the Native American lifestyle through healthy foods that improve the restoration and preservation of our lands and ecosystem. The name "Tanka" is used to describe delivering your best with all your heart, mind, body, and spirit.
Tanka Bar Company Mission
Tanka Bar’s parent company, Native American Natural Foods, LLC, is dedicated to creating a family of nationally branded buffalo-based food products. These products are intended to promote a Native American approach to wellness that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit. Using modern technology and the least amount of processing possible, Native American Natural Foods hopes to enhance these historically based foods and innovate the U.S. consumer marketplace.
Benefits of Tanka Bar
Tanka Bar products aren’t just a source of hearty protein, especially when you’re on-the-go, but they are also brimming with vitamins and nutrients. Each Tanka Bar product is gluten-free, made without nitrates, hormones, or MSG, and contain 100 percent all-natural buffalo. You might be surprised to learn that buffalo is actually a heart-healthy, nutrient-dense, lean protein, which contains mono- and polyunsaturated fat, and delivers a dose of omega-3 fatty acids. Buffalo also happens to be naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It’s also particularly high in vitamins B6, B12, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, potassium, riboflavin, and niacin.
Top Tanka Bar Products
Step up your snack game with these brand favorites.
Slow Smoked Original Buffalo and Cranberry Bars
Meet your new travel snack! At only 70 calories per serving, these tender, smoky bars deliver a dose of protein and have a slightly sweet flavor thanks to low-fat, high-energy buffalo meat and dried cranberries.
Buffalo Meat and Cranberry Bites
You’ll be ready to hit the trails with these bite-sized buffalo meat morsels. The gluten-free snack delivers 7g of protein per serving and is free of artificial colors, synthetic hormones, and soy-based ingredients.
Turkey & Buffalo with Cranberries Jalapeno Bar
Need an extra bit of pep? This fiery spin on Tanka Bar’s traditional snack bar recipe includes ground jalapeno pepper, ground habanero pepper, and black pepper for an added spicy kick.
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