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Salad nutrients

In Information, Salads by Sue Marshall

1. IT’S IN THE COLOUR Salad leaves are nutrient rich. The green chlorophyll in the plants’ leaves absorbs sunlight. It uses the sun’s energy to make carbohydrates from carbon dioxide …

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Asparagus

In Asparagus, Information by Angela Coffey

British asparagus can be traced back to Roman times (1st Century AD) Because asparagus is a naturally grown crop, growing in the notoriously fickle British climate, the time at which …

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Cabbage

In Food item, Information by James Anstee

Rich in phyto-nutrient anti-oxidants, cabbage belongs to the Brassica family, a broad family of common vegetables that also include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, and broccoli. It is one …

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Watercress is best 

In Information, watercress by Angela Coffey

Growing in British streams and now widely available in supermarkets, watercress is the focus of one man’s dreams.   Steve Rothwell began his PhD in the nutritional physiology of the peppery …

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British beans

In beans, Information, Salads by Angela Coffey

Hodmedods, based on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, focuses on produce from British farms especially less well-known foods, like the fava bean, which is still grown and exported but hasn’t really been …

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Squash & pumpkins 

In Information, Pumpkin, Squash by Angela Coffey

So seasonal that they single-handedly represent Halloween, yet often underused in the UK, the squash family includes pumpkins as well as courgettes. Broadly separated into winter and summer squash, winter squash …

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Olives and olive oil 

In Information, Oilve oil, olivea, Olives by Angela Coffey

Long claimed to be a uniquely health-supportive food, olives have proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. A true Mediterranean treasure, olives are grown around the entire area and into Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran. Greek-style black …