Queen Garnet a plum pick according to nutritionists
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by Admin Fabfood
3M ago
Naturally containing up to seven times more antioxidants than other plum varieties, the Queen Garnet plum has been dubbed the “queen of antioxidants” thanks to scientific research from leading Australian universities and institutions such as the CSIRO, Victoria University, the University of Wollongong and the University of Southern Queensland. A 2019 human trial found that daily consumption of Queen Garnet plum juice decreased biomarkers of inflammation and reduced blood pressure and fat levels in hypertensive and overweight study participants. In a separate study, eating Queen Garnet plums wa ..read more
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What to eat before and after your workout
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by Admin Fabfood
5M ago
If the new year has encouraged you to start working out, then you truly do deserve a solid round of applause. But as we all know, exercise and new fitness routines aren’t always enough to catapult you to your weight loss and overall health goals. With this in mind, Hannah Gilbert, Director of Culinary Innovation & Operations at meal delivery service YouFoodz has provided some useful insight into what to eat before and after a workout, in order to make the most of it. Foods to eat before a workout According to Gilbert, who studied exercise, sports science and nutrition at the Universit ..read more
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December 2023 local Aussie food wrap
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by Admin Fabfood
5M ago
Making local Aussie food news in December. Christmas highlights the country’s food waste problem, 2024 food trends to watch out for, and cultivated meat gets the go ahead in Australia. Wild weather hits fresh produce growers, a new Aussie olive oil campaign launches, foodie events for the new year get announced and hot cross buns officially hit the shelves. Fresh off the press… Christmas has highlighted Australia’s food waste problem which is now an endemic issue. A total of 7.3 million tonnes of food are wasted per year, which has significant environmental consequences and costs families up t ..read more
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Small town coffee roaster wins international awards
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by Admin Fabfood
5M ago
Walcha is a small country town of around 3,000 people, nestled in the New England Tablelands. It’s the oldest colonial settlement in the region, is surrounded by spectacular national parks and renowned for its natural beauty. The small town is also home to Walcha Coffee, a family-owned business that’s killing it on the world stage. Walcha in the New England Tablelands. Fuelled by local resident Cameron Hayton’s love for exceptional coffee, Walcha Coffee has emerged as more than a local brew over the years. It’s now a symbol of community pride and a testament to the artistry of coffee craftsman ..read more
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Berry impressive hacks and recipes to try with in-season strawberries
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by Admin Fabfood
5M ago
Queensland Strawberries are at their freshest, sweetest and most affordable. They’re also available at local grocers and markets from as low as $2 a punnet because they are currently in season, but the season is almost over, so to help you make the most of this deliciously abundant summer fruit right now, check out these hacks and recipes from Queensland Strawberries. The Queensland Strawberry Industry supplies Australia with luscious strawberries through Winter and into Spring (May to October), also contributing to the Summer production of berries from the Stanthorpe growing region. With arou ..read more
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The Aussie mum pushing no-sugar kids’ snacks
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by Admin Fabfood
6M ago
With two-thirds of 10 Australian packaged food products containing added sugar, and 60 percent of Australian children aged 2-8 consuming more free sugar than the recommended intake, one Aussie mum has decided that it is time to change the way kids snack. Following the birth of her son, food scientist Jo Leontiades was inspired to create Grumpy Bums, a range of easy, bake-at-home products without added sugar, sweeteners or refined sugars – incorporating real ingredients and the natural sweetness of fruit. As a parent, Jo saw a gap in the health food market for mums and dads seeking wholesome, n ..read more
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Fresh produce snobbery our biggest food security threat
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by Admin Fabfood
6M ago
Australians’ produce snobbery and lack of interest in fresh fruit and vegetables could thrust the nation into danger as a new report reveals 68 percent of the food we grow is rejected due to its unattractive appearance. A top Victorian vegetable producer says Australians’ snobbery and lack of interest in fresh produce is putting our nation at high risk of food insecurity as we move into uncertain times. Up to 25 percent of Australian vegetables produced never leave the farm, often because they are too oddly shaped for the grocery store, something director of Velisha Farms C ..read more
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Do superfoods really support your health?
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by Admin Fabfood
6M ago
Not a week goes by without a new superfood trending on social media, promising to support your health and deliver astonishing benefits. Recent crazes include quinoa, chia seeds and kale. The most important thing, though, is whether eating something like kale four times a week really does support your health. Or did someone just pull off the greatest marketing campaign ever? Food and nutrition expert, Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot from UNSW School of Chemical Engineering, says the term superfoods is sometimes thrown around loosely by ‘lifestyle gurus’. While there is no universally agreed ..read more
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Local Aussie food news: November highlights
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by Admin Fabfood
7M ago
Making local Aussie food news in November. Harvest is well underway as agricultural celebrations take place, Grampians Olive Co. wins big, and South Australian producers are celebrated. Summer Chrissy shopping ideas and the markets to go to snap up a local Aussie gift for loved ones. Wholegrain foods also happen to be tastier and more satisfying than their refined counterparts.From the farm gate… Harvest is well underway in most cropping regions and is progressing at a rapid rate. So much so, it may even guarantee a Christmas holiday for local Aussie growers and farmers this year. This year Ag ..read more
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The best way to ham it up this Christmas
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by Admin Fabfood
7M ago
Still tossing up where to source the perfect ham for Christmas lunch? Borrowdale, a Queensland-based supplier of Australia’s only carbon neutral ham, is not only free-range with no added hormones. They’re also raised entirely on Australian-run family farms. Borrowdale has also taken responsibility for its footprint and carbon emissions across the entire business and every product it produces. So, the only thing you’ll be left feeling guilty about is how many times you’ll go back for another serve. When attempting to take your Christmas ham to the next level, it’s important to ensure you start ..read more
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