Choose to eat healthier this year with Taste CausewayJan 30, 2024
At the start of a new year a lot of people tend to start looking at pursuing a healthier lifestyle including eating more healthy foods.
Here are a few of our favourite locally produced Taste Causeway products which not only satisfy your taste buds but also help to enhance your overall well-being.
The Greenhouse Brothers locally grown range of baby and microgreens are a sustainable and wholesome food source, that can offer some amazing health boosting benefits.
Baby & microgreens may be small, but these wholesome greens are rich in colour and flavour and pack a powerful nutritional punch, full of vitamins, antioxidants & minerals. These tiny veg are harvested when they are in their earliest growth phase, when they are at their best and simply bursting full of goodness. Try adding just one or two daily servings of microgreens into your diet, alongside other fruits & vegetables & a healthy lifestyle, to promote good health & wellbeing.
Baby & microgreens are extremely versatile and can be eaten raw, juiced and blended to give smoothies a light and refreshing flavour or incorporated into cold & warm dishes, including salads, fish & pasta. They add a healthy touch to sandwiches and add delectable garnishes to pizzas, soups, omelettes & curries.
Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil
Rapeseed oil is one of the healthiest oils you can buy due to its balance of fatty acids. It is high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats like Omega 3 and 6, that can help to lower cholesterol and contains a lower level of saturated fatty acids compared to other vegetable oils.
Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil is made from their own rapeseed, grown and harvested on the family farm in Limavady. It is a versatile oil that can be used to cook at high temperatures as well as for making dressings, baking, and everyday use. As well as the original rapeseed oil Broighter Gold also produce a wonderful range of infused oils – Basil, Garlic, Garlic & Rosemary, Chilli, Thai, Lemon, Black Truffle and Hickory Smoked.
The award-winning County Antrim based Nua Kombucha range of teas offers a unique take on the conventional soft drink that can bring a wealth of health benefits.
During the fermentation process, the cultures metabolize the sugar and tea components resulting in a naturally carbonated beverage, with a slightly sweet-tart flavour, full of healthy components like B vitamins, organic acids and antioxidants. The product is unpasteurised which ensures that the healthy yeast and bacteria remain in the bottled product and helps to support gut health.
The Nua Kombucha range of flavours includes Slemish Beetroot, Elderberry, Original, Green Tea & Rooibos, Cardamom & Ginger, Chilli & Ginger, in addition to a range of seasonal flavours.
North Sperrins Herb Farm
North Sperrins Herb Farm, located near Garvagh, specialises in propagating and growing fresh herbs, micro herbs, edible plants and soft fruit.
North Sperrins' Organic Seed Potatoes are now available for pre-order though their online Store along with a range of organic herb and vegetable seeds. Growing your own herbs and vegetables is a great way to eat healthier. Not only does home grown vegetables taste better, but they are also more nutritious. Packed with more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Choose from North Sperrins wide range of seeds including lettuce, parsnip, beetroot, carrots and broccoli and have a go at growing your own vegetables this year!
Dundarave Estate Apple Cider Vinegar
Read all about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, which include helping lower cholesterol due to natural antioxidants, relieving heartburn and improving overall digestion, on Dundarave Estate’s blog
Dundarave Estate have created their own range of Apple Cider Vinegar which is organically and naturally fermented in the Bushmills countryside. It also won the Bronze Award at the 2021 Irish Food Awards and was awarded One Star – ‘Simply Delicious’ – at the Great Taste Awards 2021.
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