Don’t throw away your over-ripe fruit! 

Here are some great ways to use up fruit that is over-ripe! There are always those few fruity stragglers that get left behind in a bowl of fruit. The fruit that is left to over-ripen isn’t mouldy or bad but is  known as ‘wizened’. The wrinkles have started appearing and the flesh has gone soft.  …

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Best before or use by dates, are you throwing away edible food?

Best before or use by dates, are you throwing away edible food?   So often we rely on the printed dates that are on the majority of our purchased packaged food, but do you know the difference between your best before and use by dates? Research carried out by the National Federation of Women’s Institutes …

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Tide is turning over attitudes to obesity crisis

It does appear that attitudes are finally changing in how our politicians are going to tackle the rising obesity crisis in the UK.  Through changes to the way food is marketed and advertised can only encourage individuals to make healthier food choices! Advertising has a big impact on influencing people’s behaviour, so by removing the ongoing …

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Know your protein packed fruits!

Protein is in everything, it is the glue that holds the cells in your food together. Meat of course is the greatest source of protein because of the strength of those bonds, and second to this are things such as beans, nuts and seeds – which come highly recommended when partaking in a vegetarian or …

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The benefits of pomegranates

Pomegranates are not only a good source of fibre and vitamins A, B, C they contain many minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron, that can improve your overall physical and mental health. The pomegranate fruit has endless benefits that could improve your health, they’re good for your heart and could improve your memory – …

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5 facts about your 5-a-day!

We are constantly advised to make sure we eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables each and every day, but how many of us actually know what that means, how to achieve your 5-a-day, or how much fruit actually constitutes a portion? The following 5 facts have been put together to help you gain a deeper …

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