Mumgry Makes Nutritious and Delicious Nut Butters With Moms in Mind
Anyone who has ever been hangry during pregnancy or postpartum knows that not all foods are created equal. “While pregnant with my son, I struggled to find a tasty snack that packed a nutritional punch,” says Ugandan-born, Vancouver, B.C.–based mom Lilian Umurungi-Jung, who knows firsthand what it’s like to sleeplessly decide between healthy and satisfying fare. The dilemma led her to found Mumgry, a plant-based condiment company created specifically with mothers—or mums—in mind.
Mumgry specializes in nut butters, which are powerhouses during pregnancy with their high protein, vitamin, and fiber content. The portable, nutrient-rich spreads are also an ideal treat for kids, or for anyone looking for a wholesome bite. While supermarket shelves often teem with nut butters that have added oils or other stabilizers to keep their ingredients from separating, Mumgry’s iterations are hand-packed into jars to slow the division, which occurs in all natural nut butters, and to maintain a creamy texture.
Each flavor is pared down to the essentials: nuts and chocolate. Expectant mothers (or any nut-butter fan) might try the Pistachio-Chocolate Almond Butter to benefit from the pale green seed, which is full of antioxidants and can help maintain healthy blood-sugar levels; or the Chocolate Peanut Butter, made with dark chocolate, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease. The Smooth Peanut Butter contains multiple health-giving components, including protein, calcium, and folic acid, which, for pregnant women, can help prevent certain birth defects of a developing baby’s brain.
For the holiday season, the brand is reintroducing its Mumgry Mini Trio—a package including all its flavors—in a box that can be repurposed as a planter. A small (and delicious) gift for moms and moms-to-be, it’s one way to give back to someone who never ceases to give.