Ten Things You Should Know About

Useful articles that teach you 'ten things' about our most popular and in-demand health food products.

  1. January 1, 2020

    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 »

  2. December 19, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Preparing For Veganuary 2020

    Since 2014, Veganuary has been inspiring meat-eaters to give veganism a go. With the hope that it’ll educate people of the benefits of leading a plant-powered lifestyle, the challenge has grown in popularity since it began. With even more foods, products and supplements available to help make the change, it’s easier than ever. If you’re already considering taking part in, then we don’t need to tell you why Veganuary has positive effects on your health, wellbeing and the environment, so instead, we’ve put together our ten top tips to help you get ready for Veganuary 2020.... Read more »

  3. November 4, 2019

    Ten Things You Should Know About Pecans

    The pecan is a type of hickory and scientifically not a nut at all. It is what botanists call a drupe, a fruit with a single seed surrounded by a husk. The green husk eventually turns brown and drops away leaving the thin-shelled “nut” to be harvested. The pecan tree usually grows to between 70-100 feet but can reach 150 feet.... Read more »

  4. 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 »

  5. 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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  6. 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 »

  7. 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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  8. 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 »

  9. 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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  10. 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 »