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The Facts
The Study
The Study Researchers at the University of the Negev in Israel randomly assigned individuals with abdominal obesity/dyslipidemia (1:1:1) into three diet groups: healthy dietary guidance, Mediterranean diet, and “green” Mediterranean diet (+green tea and 100g of Mankai/day), all combined with physical activity.
Why It Matters
Mankai has a neutral taste and mixes into nearly any recipe — meaning that a simple addition of a few frozen cubes of Mankai can make a substantial impact without a lot of effort.
The Findings
The researchers found the “green” Mediterranean diet achieved a 15% higher weight loss than the regular Mediterranean diet (13.6 pounds vs. 12 pounds), and a substantially greater reduction in waist circumference, 26% higher than the regular Mediterranean diet (3.5 inches vs. 2.7 inches)
That's Not All
Mankai is densely nutritious — packed with highly bioavailable vitamins, minerals, and the only known plant source of vitamin B12 in the world. It’s not a new fad food, it’s an ancient supergreen that’s now widely available for the first time.
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.
April 25, 2023

Mankai may amplify the beneficial cardiometabolic effects of the Mediterranean diet.


Mankai is effective in decreasing LDL-cholesterol (http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/heartjnl-2020-317802)

 as was demonstrated in a long term clinical trial. A continuous study revealed that Mankai, as part of a green diet, promotes dramatic proximal aortic de-stiffening, e.g vascular anti-aging.

 As an overall, Mankai may amplify the beneficial cardiometabolic effects of Mediterranean diet.

SEP 10, 2021

Mankai, as a unique polyphenols and fiber source, can be used as a functional food for beneficial effect on the microbiome as an optimization agent.


A recent study using an artificial gut demonstrated that Mankai, as a prebiotic, could modify the gut microbiota and affect the extent of degradation of polyphenols through the production of smaller phenolic acids and short chain fatty acids produced upon Mankai fiber fermentation.

MAY 31, 2021

Gut Microbiome Improvement: New evidence shows Mankai, rich in Active polyphenols, optimizes the metabolomic gut health


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.

JAN 18, 2021

A pioneer study revealed: Mankai may reduce nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by half.


In a long-term clinical trial, Mankai, as part of the green MED diet, doubled the MRI-assessed intra-hepatic fat loss. Mankai, as a polyphenol reach source, was independently associated with the impressive loss of the intrahepatic fat.

OCT 8, 2020

Plant-based bioavailable B12: Mankai contains bioactive vitamin B12 and is well absorbed in humans


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

MAY 1, 2019

Mankai promotes blood glucose control: New research demonstrates beneficial glycemic response


Mankai demonstrated
improved blood glucose levels In randomized controlled crossover trial among humans.
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 consumed 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. In addition, Mankai maintained a better sense of satiety.

MAR 1, 2019

Mankai as a bioavailable plant-based Iron source: A research demonstrated efficient reversal of anemia and preserved Iron-homeostasis in humans.


Mankai is a rich source of iron, which is highly absorbed and bioavailable. Mankai could treat Anemia at the same rate in rats' experiments and extend as an iron remedy. In humans 6-month randomized controlled trial among hundreds of participants, the group, which has been randomized to consume a 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.

SEP 1, 2018

Mankai is a plant -base bioavailable complete protein source, comparable to the Golden standard- Egg


Mankai is a rich source of protein – which is bioavailable with its nine essential amino acids and is also a source of B12 vitamin.

 In a randomized controlled 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. Mankai’s complete protein profile is comparable to the golden standard of protein – The egg.

NOV 11, 2020

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


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.