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What is a Portion?

What is a Portion?

What is a portion? When the five-a-day programme was first launched in 2003, those behind its creation wanted a simple and easy way for people to understand the concept of how much fresh food we should be eating every day. They looked to the World […]

What is a Super Food?

What is a Super Food?

When I first came across the term I naively thought that there was an established list of recognised super foods out there somewhere, with some official body’s stamp of approval. Not so! I have discovered that the term “super food” has only been around since […]

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

A quick search on the internet will bring up hundreds of articles on the benefits of apple cider vinegar. My interest in it concerns its use in making shrubs (aka drinking vinegars) and in its use as a disinfectant wash for fruit and vegetables. How […]

Nutritional Content of Dehydrated Food

Nutritional Content of Dehydrated Food

Is Dried Food as Nutritious? Dehydration reduces the natural water content of plant foods to below the critical level required for the growth of the micro-organisms that cause decay and bacterial growth. Therefore dehydrating fresh produce is a safe and durable method of preserving perishable […]

Dehydrating for Beginners

Dehydrating for Beginners

Dehydrating When it is easy enough to buy dried food at the supermarket your first question might be “Why do it myself?” There are a number of good reasons: Firstly it’s a lot cheaper – dried food can be expensive! Your home made fruit will […]

Why Make Powders?

Why Make Powders?

Powders are very easy to make and have a wonderful range of uses. Here for example are just a few of them: Celery powder can be added to salt to make celery salt Strawberry powder can be added to milk, yoghurt, cream or ice cream […]



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