A-Z Foods

Cabbage belongs among cruciferous vegetables.

Broccoli belongs among cruciferous vegetables.

Coconuts originally come from India and Southeast Asia but because they float, they were carried to coastlines all over the Pacific Ocean and successfully made their homes in all the subtropical places they could find.

Chia seeds are popping up everywhere these days, from savoury snacks and breads to sweet desserts and breakfasts. Are they just a fun addition to your diet or do they pack a powerful punch of nutrients?

A little bit of background

Cranberries provide a healthy dose of vitamin C and other antioxidants but they're mostly associated with being helpful in treating UTIs. 

 

Pulses - beans and lentils – are a staple in diets all over the world – for example Indian dal or traditional Chinese and Japanese foods using mung, adzuki and soya (edamame) beans, Mexican bean chilli and burritos, Spanish fried beans, African rice and bean dishes or a myriad

Bananas are one of the most universally loved foods. Their natural packaging and nutrient content make them an ideal snack and their sweet taste and creamy texture make them the perfect ingredient for desserts, cakes and ice cream.

All-time favourites, apples and pears, are a true staple in our diets. Both are native to Eurasia and have a long history of cultivation, spanning millennia.

Avocados are a staple for most vegans and lately it’s also become very trendy, making an appearance in almost every dish imaginable from burgers to cakes. We all know it contains good fats but what else is there to know?

Acai – or correctly açaí – berries have been labelled a superfood and added to snacks, smoothies, supplements and beauty products. Are they truly special or is it all just one big hype?

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