The Tigernut (cyperus sculentus lativum) or 'Chufa' as it is known in Spanish, is not actually a nut, but a small tuber. It was first discovered 4000 years ago and comes in several sizes.
Tigernuts can be regarded as the world´s first superfood as they were what our ancestors used to eat thousands of years ago. Moreover, according to research from Oxford University they comprised up to 80% of our Paleo ancestors’ diet around 2 million years ago. Now Tigernuts have made a great comeback as one of the healthiest foodstuffs on the market. (Information provided by Tigernut Traders)
Tigernuts contain as much iron as red meat
Tigernuts are high in fibre
Tigernuts contain 3 times more potassium than bananas
Tigernuts contain Vitamin E which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. ENJOY straight out of the bag for a healthy snack or chopped up in salads, yoghurt and muesli.
Pea protein is found in protein shakes, meal replacements and body builder supplements. Pea Protein is rich in lysine and other valuable amino acids. Simply mix a tablespoon into your smoothies, soups, juices or shakes.
Add a teaspoon of psyllium husk for added fibre and to thicken a juice.
Experiment replacing eggs in baking by whisking one heaped tbs (12g) of pea protein with 6 tbs (55g) of hot water (per egg). This is one of the ingredients in our Miracle Cake - it really does replace eggs in baking.
This product is VEGAN - we checked with the manufacturer after receiving enquiries about this. Pea protein is not available in organic quality.
At ABO we use psyllium husk to add fibre to our gluten free white bread.
By nature psyllium husk is a blend of insoluble and soluble dietary fibre.
Try sprinkling a teaspoon of it over every meal. Make sure you drink plenty of water.
St. Hildegard, the famous mystic recommended psyllium husk as a fibre provider back in the 12th century!
It is milled very finely so you can easily add it to all sorts of food, hot or cold. There is no strong taste - so you might not even notice it. Great if you are struggling to meet your daily fibre quota!
Carob is a great low-fat, saturated fat free, caffeine free alternative to cocoa. Compared to chocolate, carob has one third less calories and 33 times less fat. Carob powder can be used in place of cocoa powder in many recipes and in hot chocolate. It is sweeter than cocoa, so you need less sugar in your recipe.
Flower Power! This colourful mixture of Alpine flowers is grown organically in pollution free mountain air at 2000m in the Tyrolean Alps! The intense sun at this high altitude is captured in the vibrancy of the colours. Amazingly these flower don't even loose their colours when baked into a cake. Sprinkle them on deserts and cakes for a beautiful natural finish. They are gathered by hand and carefully dried by the Mulser family.
We have been asked to make this important trio of ingredients available for people to use at home - as used in our gluten-free breads!
The seaweed (fucus vesiculousus) is harvested off the West Coast of Ireland by the Talty family, air dried and processed by hand. It is licensed organic.
The multi mineral calcium (Lithothamnium corallioides/Lithothamnium calcareum) is a natural source of calcium produced from mineralised seaweed (red marl) harvested from the seabed off the West Coast of Ireland and North West coast of Iceland from clear, pollution free, mineral rich Atlantic water. It is licensed organic.
Please note that our pots are only refills and they don't have a security seal.
An exciting use of date syrup is to add it to almond milk or soya milk for a mock hot chocolate! Apart from that use like honey to sweeten cereals, cakes and cookies. We use this organic date syrup in our cookies and cakes.
Hebridean Seaweed 50:50 Cornish Sea Salt.
Half the salt, twice the flavour! A unique combination of seaweed, sustainably harvested off the Outer Hebrides and sea salt from the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Certified organic by the Soil Association.
This 50/50 mix of Ascophyllum nodosum wrack seaweed and unrefined salt provides a healthy condiment. No other natural food has such a complete balance of minerals, trace elements and micro nutrients.
The breadcrumbs used in this mix are free from colouring, gums and potato. We only use our own pure organic bread! The herbs in this mix are organically gown in the Tirolean Alps in pollution free air and have an intense flavour.
To make approx 800g of stuffing
Mix contents in a bowl with 1 small finely chopped onion, 400-430ml of boiling water or stock and 3 tbs olive oil. Add garlic, chestnuts or nuts to taste or make a nutloaf!
Artisan Bread Organic breadcrumbs are free from colouring, gums and potato.
Breadcrumbs can be used to coat vegetables, fish, meat or poultry before frying. Thicken your soups, pates and sauces or rub in some olive oil to add a crunchy topping to cooked vegetables. Why not add herbs and chopped onion to make a delicious stuffing.