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Ingredients Glossary

Banana Chips
Banana Chips

These dehydrated banana slices can be added to Cereals, Muesli, School Lunches, additionally are great to add as a snack.

Barley
Barley

see pearled barley.

Barley Bran
Barley Bran

Produced by milling pearl barley, then sifting the bran from the flour. Rich in nutrients and dietary fibre.Must be refrigerated or frozen to retain freshness. Add to baked goods to increase the content of dietary fibre, as an ingredient in muesli and sprinkle on cereal.

Besan Flour
Besan Flour

Made from dried chick peas, Besan flour is also known as Chick Pea flour or Gram flour and is commonly used for Pakora batter. Gluten free and high in protein, fibre and iron, Besan flour is popular in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking.

Bircher Muesli
Bircher Muesli

A traditional Swiss style muesli, Bircher muesli requires soaking overnight (ideally with Apple juice) to activate enzymes.

Bjuha Mix
Bjuha Mix

A great traditional spicy Indian snack mix, with lots of tastes and flavours – made from grains, noodles, nuts, pulses, herbs and spices.

Blackeye Beans (Blackeye Pea)
Blackeye Beans (Blackeye Pea)

A white bean with a blackeye on the surface. Blackeye beans are Ideal in Casseroles, Soups etc. Best when soaked overnight.

Borlotti Beans
Borlotti Beans

A medium sized tan coloured bean mottled with deep magenta speckles. Borlotti beans are high in protein, dietary fibre and carbohydrates. Soak overnight before cooking.

Bourghul (Course, Fine)
Bourghul (Course, Fine)

Also known as Bulghur Wheat, Bourghul is made from wheat that has been finely cooked removing the bran, and then ground into various sized grains. Used in making the classic Lebanese dish, Tabbouleh by combining Bourghul, and finely chopped tomato, onion,mint, parsley and garlic.

Bran - unprocessed
Bran - unprocessed

Made from the outer layer of wheat. High in dietary fibre, and a good source for protein. Contains monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, minerals and vitamins. Use to promote regularity, and relieve constipation.

Bran Flakes
Bran Flakes

The predominant ingredients within bran flakes are wholegrain wheat and wheat bran. BranFlakes are a very good source of Fibre, are very low in saturated fats and cholesterol, and are a good source of Vitamin A and D.

Bran Straws (soy and linseed)
Bran Straws (soy and linseed)

Made from Wheat Bran, Soy and Linseed – Exceptionally high in fibre.

Brazil nuts
Brazil nuts

These nuts are particularly healthy due to their high selenium content. A great snack to enjoy on their own or mixed in with other nuts.

Breadcrumbs (wholemeal)
Breadcrumbs (wholemeal)

use as a stuffing mix; as a coating on fish or meats, and in other cooking.

Brewers Yeast
Brewers Yeast

Derived from Barley, Brewers Yeast is used in Beer fermentation, and also as a food supplement for its rich B-Complex vitamins, chromium and selenium content.

Brown Lentils
Brown Lentils

A legume, low in fat and high in protein, dietary fibre, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals, Brown Lentils are often used in Mediterranean and Indian cooking. No need to soak. Prepare by boiling in water for 2 to 3 minutes, then on a low heat cook until soft but not mushy (up to 45 minutes). Do not overcook.

Brown Rice - puffed

see puffed brown rice.

Brown Rice Flour
Brown Rice Flour

Milled Brown Rice. Brown Rice has higher nutritional benefits than white rice, as the bran is not extracted. Brown rice flour has a much higher fibre content than white rice flour.

Buckwheat flour
Buckwheat flour

Buckwheat has a rich, nutty flavour and a very high nutritional value. Buckwheat is Gluten free and therefore a popular four alternative.

Buckwheat raw
Buckwheat raw

Triangular seeds produced by the herb plant. Buckwheat, has a distinctive nutty flavour and can be cooked and served in a similar way to rice. Buckwheat is low in fat and a good source of carbohydrates. Suitable for people with a wheat allergy.

Buckwheat Roasted
Buckwheat Roasted

Roasted buckwheat is also called kasha. It has a stronger flavor and a drier texture than raw buckwheat. It is great in pilaf mixed with rice, veggies, garlic, and other seasonings.