Archive of September 2016

September 26

Turmeric

The last programme in the series of Trust me I'm a Doctor on BBC 2 on Thursday evening was very interesting. One of the research experiments looked at the spice turmeric, used in many Asian curry dishes.
The results of the research suggested that eating small amounts of turmeric regularly may have a positive impact on our health!
They say that "It IS early days, but it may well be that this modest spice could help protect us from a range of chronic diseases".
We sell fresh organic turmeric and it can be used as an alternative to dry turmeric or a mixture of both. Turmeric is an ingredient in dahl - a side curry dish or a main vegetarian dish served with rice. Here are two dahl recipes - Spicy Lentil Dahl and Tarka Dahl made with yellow split peas.


It's now officially Autumn and we are starting to see UK organic apples and pears in the shop.
For a full list of our fruit and vegetables this week see the organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
We will have organic minced beef, braising steak, bacon and cooked ham later this week. We also have a selection of frozen organic chicken breasts, portions and salmon.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.
Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

12:32 PM
September 12

Healthy eyes

Have you been watching Trust me I'm a Doctor on BBC 2 on Thursday evenings? It covers some very interesting health topics. Last week they were looking at how we can improve your eyesight especially as we get older. They were looking at the macula which is part of the retina. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the UK.
There are three compounds which are very important for keeping the macula healthy: lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin are found commonly in dark green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach, and also bell peppers, corn and saffron. Meso-zeaxanthin is generally not found in plants – it is thought to be made in our bodies from lutein.
In the shop this week we have lovely organic local green leafy vegetables and will have corn on the cob on Thursday.
We also sell a range of popular health supplements including Lutein.


For a full list of what's in the shop this week see our organic fruit and vegetable price guide.
We will also have organic fresh and smoked salmon, cooked ham, minced beef, bacon, whole chicken and breasts.
If you want a particular meat or fish please let us know on the Monday morning.
Have a good week!


PS if you or a friend can't come to the shop you can take a virtual tour! You can then email in an order and we will endeavour to deliver it - see our delivery page for details.

11:30 AM