Jerusalem artichokes are native to the Central America and bear no relation to the city of Jerusalem contrary to what its name suggests.
Jerusalem artichokes are sweet and crunchy tubers that are in fact not a true artichoke, but instead a variety of sunflower. This white fleshed veggie resembles ginger but is sweet and crunchy when raw and smooth and aromatic when cooked. Its nutty, sweet white flesh is the perfect paring with other root veggies. Though small it is rich in nutrients such as iron, potassium and vitamin B1.
Uses: Cook them the same way you would for potatoes or parsnips. Jerusalem artichoke is great roasted, sautéed, puréed or dipped in batter and fried. Make sure to either wash them thoroughly or preferably peel them before use.
Baby apples are miniature versions of regular sized apples you are familiar with, about the size of an apricot.
Regular consumption of apples can help to improve heart health, enhance immunity and reduce risk of cancers and diabetes.
Sweet and crispy, these baby apples can be eaten as snacks and easily packed for outdoor picnics.
Ruby grapefruits are bursting with antioxidant-rich vitamins such as C and A and a great source of dietary fibre. The tart and tangy red fleshed grapefruit has an underlying sweetness that makes it a great addition to your breakfast table or your juices. Juicy and thin-skinned it is easy to enjoy with little preparation needed.
Juice it, eat it raw with a little bit of sugar or dice it and add it to your salads!
Those looking for high energy food in their regular diet should prefer basmati over other varieties of rice.
Basmati is regarded as a healthy ‘Supergrain” as it is gluten-free and low in fat. It contains all eight essential amino acids, folic acid, and is very low in sodium and has no cholesterol. On top of all that, Basmati has a low to medium glycemic index, so energy is released at a slower, steadier rate leading to a more balanced level of energy.
Absolute Organic Premium Basmati Rice.
Certified organic basmati rice.
Certified by ACO
Our red fleshed dragon fruit is sweeter and stronger in aroma with a mild sweetness. Add it to cold desserts or dice it up into a fruit salad.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean reaches but also grows in southern England, where it was introduced by the Romans. It has a distinctive aroma and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to carrots and can be used similarly, though they have a sweeter taste, especially when cooked.
Uses: Parsnips can be eaten raw, but are usually served cooked. They can be baked, boiled, pureed, roasted, fried or steamed. It can be found in stews, soups and casseroles.
The Smoothie and Juicing Box is focused on fueling your body with liquid nutrition. It is important to avoid foods high is sugar so the ingredients focus on lower GI options.
Each item in the Smoothie and Juicing Box has been selected by Pooja Vig from The Nutrition Clinic, and the produce is suitable for a selection of smoothies (more filling because of the fiber) and juices (more concentrated boost).
This box is aimed at increasing your vegetable intake each day, with a small amount of fruits added to sweeten your creations.
Please let us know if there is something you dislike or are intolerant too in the comments box at checkout and we will ensure we substitute this item. Pooja recommends avoiding raw cruciferous vegetables if you have thyroid issues.
*items may be substituted due to seasonal change.
Organic jasmine rice – once cooked has a delicate aroma that smells much like the perfume of a jasmine blossom.
Jasmine rice is traditionally used in Asian cooking and is perfect for fried rice.
Vegan and vegetarian.
Dandelion Leaf Tea is thought to help detoxification of both liver and gallbladder. This has led to the use of dandelion products, particularly dandelion leaf tea, as a treatment for health problems linked to a sluggish liver, including fatigue, constipation, and headaches. However scientific studies evaluating the potential health benefits of dandelion greens on the liver and gallbladder are still scant.
Ingredients: Certified Organic Dandelion Leaf
Size: 25 tea bags
Cacao (pronounced ka-kow) beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products.
The Mexican Mayan kings drank up to 30 pure chocolate drinks a day to maintain their vigour and valued the bean so highly that it was used as money. Raw Cacao products are a source of beta-carotene, amino acids (protein), Omega-3 EFA’s, calcium, zinc, iron, copper, sulphur, potassium, and one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium.
Planet Organic liquorice Herbal Tea is a refreshing blend of lemongrass and the sweet earthy flavours of liquorice, fennel and aniseed. Liquorice root tea is commonly used to soothe upset stomach and heartburn.
Liquorice root products such as liquorice tea should not be used for a prolonged period of time as they can have side effects and interact with prescription medications. If in doubt, consult your medical practitioner. Liquorice teas should never be given to pregnant women, young children, infants or toddlers.
Ingredients: Certified organic lemongrass, liquorice root, fennel and aniseed
Size: 25 bags