Real Foods Blog

Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Dried Apricots

There’s a Turkish proverb “bundan iyisi Sam’da kayisi” which translates roughly as “the only thing better than this is an apricot from Damascus”, meaning, it doesn’t get any better than this. If you’d like to know why there’s nothing better than an apricot, read on to find out why this wholefood makes our who’s who.

Published: October 8, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Chickpeas

Chickpeas are a creamy-colored, buttery legume also known by several other names, including Bengal gram, garbanzo bean and Egyptian pea. Find out why this humble pale-coloured pulse makes it into our who’s who of wholefoods.

Published: October 7, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Sunflower Seed Kernels

All the flavour without the shells, sunflower seed kernels are a powerhouse of nutrition and you’re much mistaken if you thought they were just the preserve of parrots. Read on and find out why this little seed earns it’s big place in the who’s who of wholefoods.

Published: October 6, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Almonds

Did you know almonds have one of the highest levels of protein content of any nut? If you want to know more about this very popular relative of the peach and true who of the who’s in the wholefoods world, read on!

Published: October 5, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Chia Seeds

Have you ever wondered what all the fuss is about where chia seeds are concerned? As one of the most nutrient dense and versatile wholefoods, chia seeds are definitely a who’s who in the world of wholefoods. Read on to find out more.

Published: October 4, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Who’s Who of Wholefoods: Pumpkin Seeds

A very rich supply of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, as well as a good source of iron, zinc, and copper, pumpkin seeds are certainly a good wholefood to include in your diet. Read on to find out more about this wholesome who’s who of the wholefood world.

Published: October 3, 2023
Author: Pip Phillips
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Inulin: health benefits and dietary sources 

Inulin is a form of soluble fibre which is found naturally in over 36,000 species of plants. It is a prebiotic, which means that it feeds our good gut bacteria. Inulin cannot be digested by the stomach and small intestine. Instead, it is fermented in the large intestine where it’s converted into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). SCFA have many health benefits, from supporting gut health to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Published: July 25, 2023
Author: Liz Parry
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Easier vegan living – all you need in our shops

What does being vegan involve?

Living as a vegan means avoiding the use of animals for food or any other purpose. There are lots of reasons that people may choose to follow a vegan diet, including respecting animals, reducing their impact on the environment and wanting to have a healthy and nutritious diet. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you find the products you need to follow a vegan diet then read on.

Published: January 18, 2023
Author: Ruth Mildred
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A plant-based Christmas to benefit the planet

Christmas dinner is traditionally associated with roast turkey and all the trimmings. But have you ever considered going plant-based for your festive meal? There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian Christmas recipe ideas which will not only benefit your health but also the environment. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why you should consider a plant-based Christmas feast this year.

Published: December 14, 2022
Author: Liz Parry
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Organic pulses: better buy dry!

Organic pulses, both dried and canned, are a fantastic plant-based source of protein and fibre. They are highly nutritious and a great source of vitamins and minerals. Pulses range from chickpeas to beans and lentils and are an incredibly versatile food to cook with. These tasty morsels can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups and salads to curries and stews. But have you ever stopped to think about which is the most cost-effective option: dried versus canned? 

Published: October 5, 2022
Author: Liz Parry
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