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Food and Recipes: Archive

‘What to eat!’ series – #18 Eggs

  Eggs are packed with healthy nutrients such as B vitamins, choline, iodine, vitamin A, D, E, K, calcium, zinc, selenium & phosphorus. They are an excellent source of protein & healthy fats & contain carotenes such as lutein & zeaxanthin which are powerful antioxidants. Organic or omega-3 enriched eggs are best. The most common […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #17 Haddock

  Haddock is a saltwater fish found mostly in the North Atlantic ocean. It has a white, flaky & tender flesh. It is a great source of protein, low in carbohydrates & fat. It is rich in B-vitamins (B1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 & 12), vitamin D & minerals (magnesium, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, sodium) […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #16 Celery

  Believed to originate from the Mediterranean region, celery is a vegetable that is well known as a great low-calorie snack. It can easily be munched on, making it an ideal addition to your list of healthy on-the-go food. It comes in green stalk or seed forms. Celery is mostly made of water (95%) & […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #15 Clementines

  Clementines are small, juicy fruits, part of the citrus family. They are small & easy to peel, making them an ideal on-the-go sweet item & a great way to boost daily fruit consumption. There are many varieties, with or without seeds & they are hybrid of oranges & mandarins. They contain high levels of […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #14 Apples

  Apples come in myriads of varieties around the world & are used in countless recipes. They come in many shapes, colours & textures & are the ultimate on-the-go, ready-to-eat snack & are packed with healthy goodness as the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” states. They are nutrient-rich, providing healthy […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #13 Kiwi

  Belonging to the berry family, kiwi originated in China but are mostly cultivated in New Zealand these days. It can be green or yellow-fleshed. It is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, but also Vitamin E & K, minerals (magnesium, copper, potassium, folate), antioxidants (carotenoids) & fibre. As such it has many health benefits: […]

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Recipe – Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Serves 2 Ingredients: 290g roasted red peppers (jar), drained 270g cherry tomatoes, halved 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 vegetable stock cube 1 tsp paprika 1 tbsp olive oil 4 tbsp ground almonds 100ml water Preparation 1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor. 2. Blitz until smooth, season well and heat until piping hot […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #12 Broccoli

Like kale & cauliflower, broccoli belongs to the brassicas (cabbage) family. They are all part of what is called cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli is a nutrient-rich ingredient, full of vitamins (A, B9, C, K), minerals (calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium, selenium) and fibre. It is also packed with antioxidants (sulforaphane, lutein, zeaxanthin), which reduce inflammation and […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #11 Carrots

Carrots are root vegetables which are both delicious & nutritious. Initially grown in Afghanistan, early carrots were purple or yellow. Orange carrots were developed in Central Europe around the 15th-16th century. They are high in water, carbohydrates and fibre, lutein, biotin, vitamin B6, C & K1, potassium, lycopene, anthocyanins and carotenoids (alpha & beta) which […]

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‘What to eat!’ series – #10 Persimmon

I only recently discovered this wonderfully sweet fruit and found it delicious! And this is what I found about them. They are full of nutrients (vitamin A, Bs, C, E, K, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus & potassium) & a great source of fibre. They also contain many antioxidants plant compounds (tannins, beta-carotene, quercetin, kaempferol, lutein, […]

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