Ten Things

  1. August 8, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Mangos

    The mango tree is a native of South Asia and has been cultivated there for thousands of years. But it has now spread around the tropical and subtropical world and is now harvested in Africa, Australia, the Americas and the Caribbean. ... Read more »

  2. May 1, 2019

    Ten things you should know about Walnuts

    National newspapers have just revealed the latest in the never-ending story of how good walnuts are for our health. The Daily Express splashed Walnuts Prevent Heart Disease across its front page in reporting the findings of a researchers in Spain who studied the impact of walnut consumption on 700 healthy older adults. 

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  3. April 4, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Cashew Nuts

    The cashew story begins normally enough. The tropical evergreen tree bursts into blossom and each pink and white bloom begins to produce a kidney shaped seed, called a drupe. Then it becomes odd. Because above each drupe develops a large, swelling fruit which turns from green to red. So, each tree appears to be bearing a large crop of apples each with a small attachment. When the crop ripens and is harvested it is only this “hook” on the bottom that is of interest to nut eaters.... Read more »

  4. April 1, 2019

    Ten things you should know about Maca Powder

    In the high Andes of Peru the summer maca harvest is now underway. The plant they are pulling from the ground looks like a small turnip and is in the same botanical family. It grows at altitudes of over 11,000 feet, thriving in conditions of biting cold, intense sunlight and icy winds.... Read more »

  5. March 14, 2019

    Ten things you should know about Chia

    Chia is an annual flowering plant in the mint family native to Mexico and Guatemala. For centuries it was an important food source for the Aztecs but after invasion by the Spanish it mysteriously disappeared from farmers fields. 

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  6. March 1, 2019

    Ten things you should know about Apricots

    Apricots have been a valued food for so long that just where and when they were first domesticated are facts lost in time. The scientific name Prunus Armeniaca links them to Armenia where they have certainly been grown for centuries and where fifty varieties are produced today. ... Read more »

  7. February 4, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Hazelnuts

    Hazelnuts were one of the first foods picked in Britain. And we now know that those early humans could not have made healthier start. Twenty first century research shows that eating hazelnuts as with other nuts daily can cut our risk of dying early by a fifth. 

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  8. January 31, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Brazil Nuts

    Brazils are packed with monounsaturated fats which are linked to lowering cholesterol levels and protecting heart health. In a large handful of nuts (6-9 kernels, 25g) almost half of the weight is made up of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. It also contains 3.5g of protein and almost as much carbohydrates. ... Read more »

  9. January 28, 2019

    Ten things you should know about Quinoa

    The first question you ask when you discover quinoa is …how do you pronounce it? Well the word derives from an Andean language called Quechua. In that original the word is kinua or kinoa and pronounced kee-no-ah.

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  10. December 3, 2018

    Ten Things You Should Know About Sunflower Seeds

    Sunflower seeds are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals? A handful, around 35g or just over an ounce, contains over 80 per cent of your daily requirement for Vitamin E, 70 per cent of your copper need.... Read more »