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Rhythm Superfoods kale chips are a healthy snack, bursting with vitamins and flavor. Photo by Elvira Kalviste | THE NIBBLE.

  It’s been three decades since Terra brand Root Chips first hit the market: a glamorous, tasty and seemingly better-for-you bag of gourmet chips made from batata, parsnip, ruby taro (most people think they’re beets), sweet potato, taro and yucca.

Segments of our chip-happy society embraced them, and they remain one of the fancy chip alternatives we serve to guests.

But what about veggies that don’t slice neatly into a round chip?

Rhythm Superfoods shows how to do it, with its curly kale chips—a raw food slowly dried at 118°F or lower. Instead of baking or frying, foods cooked with raw food techniques maintain nutrients that are lost at higher heats.

The result is a nutrient-rich alternative to standard chips, 106 calories per ounce (Terra Chips have 140 calories, potato chips have about 155 calories, depending on the brand).

The chips are made in five flavors: Bombay Curry, Kool Ranch, Mango Habanero, Texas BBQ and Zesty Nacho.


Kale is a nutritional powerhouse, says the manufacturer, with one serving providing 150% Daily Value (DV) of Vitamin A and 117% of Vitamin C.

The brand is certified organic by the USDA, gluten-free, cholesterol-free and vegan.

Read the full review.

Buy Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips.

Daily Value, a term found on food labels, is based on the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for individuals four years of age and older. Both values have been established by the FDA to help consumers use food label information to plan a healthy diet.

For a 2,000-calories-per-day diet, the Daily Values are:

  • Total Fat: less than 65g; saturated fat less than 20g
  • Cholesterol: less than 300mg
  • Sodium: less than 2,400mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 300g
  • Total Sugar: 40g (that’s 10 teaspoons!)
  • Fiber: 25g
  • Protein: 50g
  • The DV list also specifies amounts of vitamins and minerals.
    For example, the Daily Value for fat, based on a 2,000-calorie diet, is 65g. A food that has 13g of fat per serving would state 20% DV on the label, or, the percent Daily Value for fat per serving is 20%.


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