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Ingredients Glossary

Peanuts (Raw, Unsalted, Salted)

Probably the world’s favourite nut, peanuts are a very good source of monounsaturated fats, and a good source of vitamins, niacin and folate. They can be enjoyed on their own or used in cooking.

Pearl Barley
Pearl Barley

This very versatile grain has a rich nut like flavor with an appealing chewy pasta like consistency when cooked. Rich in protein, vitamins, and a very good source of Selenium, Barley makes a wonderful addition to soups. Barley is also a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fibre.

Pineapple (diced)
Pineapple (diced)

Dried diced pineapple, ideal for cooking desserts and snacking, try as part of a trail mix.

Pinto Beans
Pinto Beans

These beans have a beige background strewn or ‘painted’ with reddish brown splashes of colour. Pinto in Spanish means painted. When cooked, their coloured splotches disappear and they become a beautiful pink colour. They are often used in soups, mixed with cooked rice, or in a tortilla containing Pinto beans and a mix of tomatoes, onions, carrots and zucchini. They are high in fibre, Vitamin B1. They need to be pre-soaked overnight prior to cooking. Once pre-soaked, drain and add to fresh boiling water, allow to boil briefly, then simmer for up to 1 hour until the beans become soft.

Polenta
Polenta

Polenta is simply ground corn. Polenta is ideal for Coeliacs. It is high in Fibre, Viamins, Minerals and Carbohydrates. Polenta makes an ideal side dish for Meat, Chicken, Fish and Vegetables.

Potato Flour
Potato Flour

Made from 100% dehydrated whole potatoes, Potato flour is ideal for people with wheat allergies. One use of Potato flour is as a thickener. Potato flour can be added to soups, stews and gravies to thicken without adding a strong flavor or intense starchy texture.

Protein

Protein provides the body with energy, and can be found in all red meats, chicken, fish and legumes/lentils, as well as eggs, dairy products, seeds, nuts, soy, and grains. It provides essential nutrients to the body.

Psyllium Husk
Psyllium Husk

Psyllium Husk or Isphagula is the husk of the seed grown on the Plantago Psyllium, which flourishes in the Middle East. Psyllium Husk is long recognized as an excellent means of getting more dietary fibre into ones diet due to its high fibre count. For those suffering from constipation or diarrhea appropriate daily dietary fibre intake can help improve these conditions.

Puffed Brown Rice
Puffed Brown Rice

Brown Rice puffs contain only the natural grain with nothing else added, and are naturally cholesterol and sodium free and low in saturated fat. After harvesting, these pure grain cereals are air puffed by a special process to produce this unique product. The original shape of the grain is preserved as is its nutritional benefits.