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Ramsoms: Wild Garlic

Allium ursinum Wild garlic, also known as ramsoms or creamh in Irish, (Allium ursinum) are the most common variety of wild garlic found in Ireland. You will find them in woodland areas, alongside streams and wet ditches in early Spring. They have similar properties to cultivated garlic, they benefit the heart and blood circulation, are […]

Sprouting grains, seeds and pulses

Sprouting is an easy and economical way to add vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes to your diet. Sprouting increases vitamin content by up to 700% and provides a rich source of antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic proteins, minerals and vitamins. Alfalfa sprouts are high in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, and amino acids; they help […]

Dietary Fibre

There are two types of dietary fibre: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fibre dissolves as it is digested. It absorbs fluids, which can delay stomach emptying and relieve diarrhoea, stabilise blood sugars, regulate cholesterol and sustain energy. Oats and psyllium seed husks are high in soluble fibre. Chia seeds are among the richest sources of soluble […]

Whole Grains: flours

Whole unprocessed grains contain all three edible parts: the germ, endosperm and bran of the original grain seed or kernel. The bran is the outer skin of the kernel. It contains important antioxidants, B vitamins and fibre. The germ is the embryo and it has the potential to sprout into a new plant. It contains […]

3 Vital habits for improved health

The word vital stems from the Latin vitalis (–of life) and refers to that which is essential and necessary to the maintenance of life. Air: Practice deep-breathing From our first breath to our last, air is absolutely essential to life. If you live in a busy built-up area, get to a park for a walk, […]

Nourish and flourish

A healthy diet is fundamental to a healthy body. The abundance of contradictory research on what constitutes a healthy diet can be confusing, and being told that what was good for us yesterday is bad for us today can numb us on the whole subject of diet. Fad diets and food trends come and go, […]