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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.
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Green cauliflower has a milder, sweeter, nuttier taste than its white counterpart.
Also known as broccoflower, it is a hybrid of broccoli and cauliflower. The green cauliflower is rich in vitamins and fiber which are vital to healing wounds and boosting the immune system. It also contains high levels of cancer-fighting compounds.
Presence of chlorophyll in green cauliflower means that over-cooking can turn the brilliant-green florets to dull gray-green.
Green cauliflowers can be eaten raw or cooked. Or prepare into green clorets rice!
As savoury culinary use, herb Sage is also believed to be therapeutic in aiding digestive health. Of the mint family, its gray-green leaves are elongated with a fuzzy and cottony texture.
Full of vitamins and minerals, Sage is also an antioxidant capable of neutralizing free radicals in the body.
Earthy flavoured with light hint of citrusy aroma, Sage is sliced, chopped or minced. and added to cooking towards the end, or used as seasoning in poultry or meat preparation. They are also suitable mix into sauces, or steep into hot tea.
Orange cauliflower though has a milder, sweeter, nuttier taste than its white counterpart, its nutritional value does not vary much.
The orange cauliflower however is abundance in carotenoids (hence its orange pigment) which is converted to vitamin A in the body. The orange pigment is stable with heat application and color remains vibrant during cooking process.
It is also rich in vitamin c and fiber which are vital to healing wounds and boosting the immune system. It also contains high levels of cancer-fighting compounds.
Can be eaten raw or cooked, or prepare into orange clorets rice! Its cheeful orange adds a touch of colour to an otherwise all-green salad.
Traditional Rolled Oats are great for making museli, muffins, and porridge. These oats are a great source of iron and calcium while being low in fat.
Oats are a good source of nutrients and minerals including vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. Oats are also a great source of protein, beta-glucan and both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. They contain no preservatives or additives.
A daily serving of whole oats rich in soluble fiber can reduce hypertension (high blood pressure), prevent high serum cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. Oats have a high fiber content, and we all know how important it is to get enough natural fiber in our diet!
Cacao (pronounced ka-kow) beans are the seeds of an Amazonian fruiting tree and source of all chocolate and cocoa products.
Absolute Organic Cacao Powder is made using finely milled cacao nibs. Raw cacao powder is a source of magnesium, protein, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and potassium. It has been consumed by the Mayan and Aztec cultures for centuries.
Did you know Absolute Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a 100% pure product and may naturally solidify if kept below 12c.
Olive Oil is a full-flavoured oil recommended for low to medium heat cooking. It has a maximum heat point of 170c.
Grey pumpkin has a large, hard blue-grey skin with orange flesh. Propped full of beta-carotene, iron and vitamins.
Can be fried, roasted, stewed, pureed into soups or even put in desserts like scones and pies!
Barry’s tips: Bake it into soft, caramelised pumpkin alongside that traditional Sunday roast! Or stir in pureed pumpkin to risotto cooking for a delightful creamy pumpkin risotto meal.