Talking about sugar, sweeteners and syrups is like entering a very sticky minefield because there are so many options and countless opinions on what’s best and worst. Bear in mind that any sweetener is an extract and what follows applies only to these concentrated extracts, not to
Soya still divides opinion, despite countless of studies showing its safety. The scare-mongering stories based on horrific animal experiments and fuelled by vested interests are slow to die down but soya is certainly not the villain it was once portrayed to be.
Seitan comes from Asia, where it was developed as a protein-rich food and has been eaten in China, Japan, Vietnam and other East and Southeast Asian countries since the 6th century. It’s also been a popular foods with vegetarian and vegan Buddhist monks.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E, an important antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals – metabolism by-products that can damage our cells – and prevents cholesterol particles in the blood from oxidising.