Tag: potassium

I have to be honest, I had no idea what adzuki (aka English red mung) beans were up until last year... On a typical weekday afternoon, I was strolling through ...

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Lion's mane mushroom, or the bearded hedgehog, is a medicinal, parasitic fungus found in North America, China, Japan and Europe. With the most common species ...

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The scenario is all too familiar, payday has come and gone and you’re starting to fear to look at your bank balance. This, however, doesn’t mean your nutrition ...

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Want a healthy gut? Increase your fibre! Fibre is something the body needs but never actually digests – in fact, it remains in pretty much the same state as on ...

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Winter is looming, this can only mean one thing; comfort food! Whilst comfort food tends to be associated with poor food choices, this doesn’t have to be the ...

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Tamarind is a sticky, fleshy, pulpy fruit with a sweet and tangy taste that grows within brown pods. It’s been a widely used spice-condiment staple in the ...

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Also known as 'broad beans' or 'horse beans', fava beans, like most all other legumes, provide you with a number of health advantages. They are loaded with ...

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Lemongrass (also known as Cymbopogon) is a genus herb derived from a tall grass plant native to tropical Asia. Lemongrass is widely used in medicinal forms, as ...

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Used widely in South America, Mexico and Caribbean dishes, Allspice (aka Jamaica pimenta, comes from the unripe, dried Pimenta dioicais fruit and) is seen as a ...

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It's true that proper nourishment is the key to good skin, especially in the depths of winter as cold air tends to strip away essential moisture and nutrients. ...

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Commonly believed to be a grain and prepared and eaten like one, quinoa or 'Chenopodium quinoa', is in fact a seed botanically speaking and is a relative of ...

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Carrots are one of the more abundantly grown and commonly used staple vegetables that can be found on the shelf of pretty much every grocery store on the ...

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Ever wonder what super foods endurance athletes use to fuel their bodies? Whether your discipline is running, swimming, cycling or any other sport, low energy ...

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Summer is here (there may still be some showers but hey this is England)! What says summer more than sipping on some exotic-tasting refreshing cocktails? If ...

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Quince is a special seasonal fruit that ripens between autumn and winter. Hailing from the warm regions of southwest Asia, it was later introduced to various ...

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Water is doubtless the most important fluid with 60% of your body being composed of it. Water enables vital chemical reactions, digestion, getting nutrients ...

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These bright and juicy vegetables are full of all kinds of nutrients. Although they look among the most common items that you'll find in the supermarket, they ...

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This historically popular seed, anise, also known as aniseed and anise seed, is the true anise, Pimpinella anisum, which is not to be confused with the ...

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Using dried sumac for its deep tangy, lemon-tasting flavour is becoming more and more popular in the culinary world, moving outside of its Middle Eastern ...

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The modern day celery that we all know, originally formed from a wild celery that was native to the Mediterranean, where the seeds were used for their ...

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