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Although often used in cooking as a fruit, rhubarb is actually classified as a vegetable. Popular in Europe and North America, it can be hard to get hold of in ...

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Chamomile is a daisy-like plant in the Asteraceae family native to western Europe, India and western Asia. There are many species of this plant, two of which ...

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Teff (Amharic: ṭēff), was one of the earliest domesticated plants believed to have originated in Ethiopia and Eritrea between 4000 and 1000 BC. It is a small ...

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Sweet potatoes are readily available, inexpensive, tasty and very good for you. If you thought that chips can't be good for your cardiovascular system and ...

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Cacao beans are the seeds of the cacao tree (or Theobroma), which are grown, for example in Mexico and several other South American countries. Cacao beans are ...

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First cultivated by the Romans, beetroot belongs to the same family as spinach and chard. It is a vegetable best suited to cooler growing conditions, it's an ...

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An energy bar which contains crickets? Yes, it’s true! Although they haven’t traditionally been a staple in the UK, in various parts of Asia they’re a hot ...

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Dates are no new superfood, they have been around since biblical times and beyond and really make their biggest appearance in the Christmas season, perhaps ...

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They are great for snacking, fantastic in salads and they go brilliantly with homemade trail mixes, the uses of pine nuts are endless. They have been consumed ...

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Chia is an edible seed also known as Salvia Hispanica and come from a type of flowering plant from the mint family and date back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. ...

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Pumpkin is a type of winter squash native to North America, and belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family (the same family as cucumbers and melons). They are usually ...

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They taste delicious, complement numerous desserts and smoothies and can be used as decoration on a wide range of dishes -the uses of blueberries are endless. ...

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There’s quite a lot of confusion about the difference between juices and smoothies and which is actually better for you. Remember it’s well worth making your ...

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Himalayan Salt is a form of salt that is hand mined from ancient sea beds and is untainted by modern environmental toxins.  It is believed to be the purest ...

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Goji berries, also known as Wolfberries, are nutritious berries from a woody perennial plant native to Asia. You can find them at standard supermarkets or ...

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