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Pass the wholegrains!

You often read about “low carb” diets and how we should be cutting back on carbohydrates but hold on a minute, not all carbohydrates are created equal. Highly processed carbohydrates such as white bread, cakes, biscuits and sugary drinks are often referred to as having empty calories. They provide calories …

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Made with Love

Thinking of giving a gift to someone this Christmas? Here are some fun food gifts you could give:  A jar layered with the dry ingredients for some baking and attach the recipe A basket of fruit and vegetables packaged with cellophane and ribbon Homemade jams, relishes or fruit puree A …

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Discovering the Blue Zones

People in the Blue Zones (Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Loma Linda, California and Nicoya, Costa Rica) enjoy long, healthy lives. They routinely live to be 100 and have very little lifestyle disease such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Nine reasons for their good health have been given, …

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Do super foods exist?

Open any newspaper and you will likely read about the latest food claim, such as “blueberries cure cancer” or “turmeric has great healing powers”. It’s true that many foods contain useful “bioactive compounds” – chemicals that act in the body in ways that might promote good health. These are being …

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3D Printed Food? What next?

Technology is has a big impact on how we live in this modern world, it is even revolutionizing how we make food! A Swedish town is planning to use technology to entice older people to eat more. Halmstad municipality on the west coast is planning to use 3D-printers to take …

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Reducing food waste

Food waste is a big problem in New Zealand. Every year Kiwis send approximately 122,547 tonnes of food to landfill, all of which could have been eaten. This is enough to feed the whole of Dunedin for two years. Food is wasted at all stages of the supply chain, from …

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