Kale Organic Guide

Kale, also known by the Italian name cavalo nero, is an ancient member of the cabbage family. It is an exceptional source of chlorophyll, calcium, iron & vitamin A. Due to its high nutritional value it is often recommended as a way to consume many good nutrients. It’s also delicious! Always purchase organic kale when…

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Lentils Organic Guide

Lentils are a nutritional super food. They are high in protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin a and fibre, and low in fat and cholesterol, and are low g.i. Choose organically grown lentils when possible. Lentils are easy to prepare. Unlike other beans, lentils do not need to be presoaked. Before cooking, sort lentils well, picking…

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Apples Organic Guide

Apples are an excellent source of fibre, both soluble and insoluble. This combination helps to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, thus protecting against hardened arteries, heart disease and stroke. As well as LDL cholesterol the pectin in apples removes toxins such as the heavy metals lead and mercury from the body. Apples also stimulate the appetite,…

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Pears Organic Guide

Pears are a nutrient dense food, containing significant amounts of potassium, and vitamin C. Additionally, they have appreciable levels of magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, iron, folic acid, carotene, vitamin B2 and vitamin E. Pears also contain high amounts of fibre. They are good for the skin, the intestines and the heart, and according to Chinese medicine…

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Spelt Organic Guide

Spelt is an ancient grain, closely related to modern wheat. Spelt is a nutritionally rich food, with a lower gluten and higher protein, fibre and fat content than regular wheat. Even though spelt has a greater protein content than wheat, the protein in spelt is easier to digest, meaning often those intolerant or allergic to…

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Pumpkin Organic Guide

Pumpkin is a wonderfully healthful food, full of fibre, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, iron, as well as other vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin is a member of the gourd family, which also includes watermelon and squash. Its lovely orange flesh has a mild sweet flavour. Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) are a good source of zinc,…

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Chicken Organic Guide

The reasons for choosing to eat certified organic free-range chicken are numerous. Organic chickens are not given hormones and antibiotics, and their feed is free from pesticides, herbicides and genetic modification. They are kept free-range, with continuous daytime access to unpolluted pasture. Those who taste organic chicken frequently comment on how flavoursome and moist it…

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Substituting Sugar Organic Guide

Everyone’s diet and health could benefit by replacing the refined white sugar they eat with good quality natural sweeteners such as brown rice syrup, barley malt syrup, maple syrup, organic raw honey, palm sugar or molasses. These are all filled with flavour and are delicious. Refined white sugar, so widely consumed in Australia, has had…

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Cherries Organic Guide

The cherry season is short; they are at their best in December, so enjoy them while you can. Choose organic cherries to avoid all the pesticides in non-organic cherries. Cherries are very good for you, with high levels of antioxidants, potassium, iron, vitamin C and B complex vitamins. Cherries contain phytonutrients (eg: flavenoids), and eating…

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Sea Vegetable Organic Guide

Seaweeds are highly nutritious foods, containing large amounts of minerals and trace elements, including iron, calcium and iodine, as well as vitamins A, C and B complex. Due to their dense mineral content sea vegetables are advantageous even when consumed in small quantities. Sea vegetables are beneficial for the thyroid, bones, teeth, hair, skin and…

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