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  • At no time in history, have consumers been more at risk of being cheated at large scale by food manufactures than today. No other market is so susceptible to hidden agendas than today’s food m [...]

    Hidden sugar bombs

    Hidden sugar bombs
    Published : 04/06/2018

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  • Superfoods are not about their shiny colour or their impressive look, but about the incredible abundance of good-for-you ingredients assembled in a uniquely small space. One example is the [...]

    Sunflower seeds: much more than bird food!
  • Whether enjoyed raw, cooked, steamed, baked or mashed – carrots are a real classic and a go-to vegetable in (mostly) every household. And because carrots form such an essential part of our e [...]

    Carrots: go back to the roots
  • In today’s ‘health age’, where science more and more reveals the poisonous effects of sugar, alternative sweeteners are on the rise. Within this movement, maple syrup, the thickened juicy sap of [...]

    Maple Syrup – sweet but healthy
  • In today’s “superfood culture”, the more exotic the better. And of course, next to chia, goji and co. a local apple can hardly compete. But we shouldn’t cling to the notion too tight that whateve [...]

    Apples – indigenous Superfoods
  • As followers of the paleo lifestyle we are dedicated to live and love a healthy and balanced diet, based on the eating patterns of our ancestral world. Instead of banning the consumption of meat [...]

    Meat labels - We are what we eat
  • Vegan foods and diets are booming. It’s a trend that could almost form a political party taking the role of the opposition that likes to moralize about being the only planet-saving survivors out [...]

    Vegan meat alternatives: more fake than true
  • Now that Christmas is sadly over, however still being stuck in the middle of winter with summer a long way to go, we all crave for some warming winter fruits that will brighten up our days. [...]

    Figs: the perfect winter fruit
  • Despite wintery Christmas vibes all around us, we do from time to time crave some more tropical flavours, if not only to fire up our travel spirits once it gets too comfortable on the homy sofa. [...]

    Coconut – the new star on the horizon
  • You might be wondering, where the oriental flavour that accompanies our “Eat Spekulatius” originates from. Well, in the lucky case that you have such sensitive taste buds you may be happy to fin [...]

    Dates: Fruits from the Orient
  • When we think of Christmas, we think of the comforting scent of freshly-baked cookies, steaming hot chocolates and the tempting smell of caramelized almonds. The list could go on and on, since I [...]

    Almonds benefit heart health!
  • By now, we are deep into Christmas season - a time surrounded by a special type of magic, where fairy-tale stories are allowed to enchant us once again. “Open sesame” - as was fantasised from the [...]

    Open Sesame!

    Open Sesame!
    Published : 12/21/2017

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  • Goji. The fiery red berries with the velvety sounding name have conquered our food shelves as the new exotic superfood. Not only when mixed into smoothies or breakfast granolas do they unfold [...]

    Goji – exotic Christmas fruit
  • If there is one spice that transmits the magical spirit of Christmas, then it is cinnamon. It is found in almost every Christmas treat out there: sprinkled on top of pumpkin-spice lattes and [...]

    Yes please! With cinnamon on top!
  • Even though Christmas is still a little way to go, all its decadent sweets and treats already pile up in the supermarket aisles, which pleases all those of us who have been longing for [...]

    Christmas Spices

    Christmas Spices
    Published : 11/30/2017

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  • Being human equips us with a unique mental ability: being able to anticipate our future based on our today’s actions. This makes us particularly powerful in designing our present-day actions in a [...]

    Current pollution levels show: We are poisoning ourselves!
  • Thankfully we no longer believe in the simple equation of all fat is bad for our body. By now, science has taught us better and started to dismantle some of the myths that were manifested in our [...]

    Olive Oil – the golden liquid
  • Instead of reducing pumpkins merely to their funny Halloween smile, it is well worth taking a look inside the interior of this rather clumsy looking vegetable. Besides their glowing orange fruit [...]

    Pumpkin Time

    Pumpkin Time
    Published : 11/09/2017

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  • As we are racing towards the cold winter months, yet wanting to enjoy the golden fall – we should work hard to stay away from any cold that will keep us sniffing and coughing while we could a [...]

    “A berry a day, keeps the doctor away”: Sea buckthorn
  • Hardly any fruit unites such a symbolic power like the pomegranate. It’s an icon within the fruit kingdom and represents the abundance of what nature has to offer. Religious scripts refer to the [...]

    Pomegranate: a gift from paradise
  • Acai berries are touted as the new superberry: a potent source of antioxidants, a brain booster, a great weapon against premature aging and cancer as well as a great tool for anyone aiming to [...]

    ACAI

    ACAI
    Published : 10/14/2017

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  • The fruit of the coconut palm tree has become a popular food and wellness product also outside the tropics: it is available in the form of oil for cooking and frying, in the form of flour as a [...]

    Coconut oil – a rising star
  • Ever new and ever more trendy soft drinks are hitting our market. What they all have in common is a shining green image making most of the time false promises about their seemingly sparkling [...]

    Birch sap

    Birch sap
    Published : 09/29/2017

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  • She is native to the US where she holds the status of a highly sought-after superfood. But the cranberry is also gaining increasing fame and popularity in European latitudes. Because as small [...]

    Cranberry – America’s superberry
  • Vanilla. She is known to be the queen of all spices and her uniquely bewitching flavour not only beguiles our senses, comforts our palates, transports our imagination into tropical paradise [...]

    Vanilla – the queen of all spices
  • Apart from being a common ingredient in Asian and Indian cuisine, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries among many cultures. By now, ginger has found its way also into [...]

    Miraculous Ginger

    Miraculous Ginger
    Published : 09/04/2017

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  • She counts about 2,000 varieties – and is one of our oldest cultivated fruits that exist today in all possible shapes and colours: reaching from the characteristic purple/blue all the way to r [...]

    Plums – home sweet home

    Plums – home sweet home
    Published : 08/31/2017

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  • From an evolutionary point of view, today’s bread might be the descendant of a thousand year long selection process driven by human civilization, however genetically speaking it has nothing more [...]

    We Love Bread

    We Love Bread
    Published : 08/24/2017

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