Lettuce – the Natural Diuretic, Sedative and Beauty Ingredient

If there was a poll for most boring vegetable surely lettuce would win a place near the top. But there are some interesting things to learn about lettuce! It’s a natural diuretic, a sedative that was used by the Romans and it can be used to make natural beauty products . . .

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Tomatoes and Lycopene

When it comes to ‘superfoods’, tomatoes are among the most accessible. But what is so special about the tomato? Find out all about tomatoes, their nutrients and protective abilities, including their anti-aging properties, plus how to eat them to get the most out of them.

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Potato Varieties and Nutrition

OK, so this week we have: • Potatoes • Cabbage • 7 small raw beetroot • 3 carrots • 2 parsnips • 1 courgette • 1 red pepper Potato Varieties The label on the bag of potatoes tells me that these are locally grown white potatoes called ‘Madeleine’. While I was searching for information on […]

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Swede Nutrients

Oh my word . . . another week, another swede. In fact this week’s box is identical to last weeks with: • Sweetcorn • Potatoes • Cabbage • Onions • Mushrooms • Carrots • More sweeeeeeede! Swede: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly As it’s another small swede I will ‘face the fear and […]

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