Articles tagged with: nuts

8 reasons why I love muesli

8 reasons why I love muesli

Muesli, aka granola, is a great example of a once-hippy alternative breakfast food that’s made the transition from health food stores into mainstream supermarkets. I’m pleased as nutritionally it ticks a lot of boxes for me and is a great way to sneak things into your diet that you’d otherwise struggle to eat. Muesli is one of those fab foods that are easy to make your own or ‘enhance’ the store-bought ones as I explain here…

9 April 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

Q. What do the “May contain traces” statements mean on food and can my allergic child have them?

A. The statement 'May contain traces of ..." is put onto food labels when manufacturers believe that the food is at risk of...

26 February 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

Q. Are cashew nuts as good for us as walnuts and almonds - I never see them listed in the 'good' nuts to eat?

A. Cashew nuts are nutritionally much the same as other nuts: they are high in fat (around 50 percent), rich in vitamin E and a good...

15 January 2014 by Catherine Saxelby

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. What's better - nuts eaten whole or as spread?

Q. I have read in some nutrition websites a couple of times that although a handful of nuts per day is good, nut butters (e.g. peanut...

23 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

What is vitamin K (Phylloquinone)?

What is vitamin K (Phylloquinone)?

Discovered in 1929, vitamin K is the collective name for a group of three different compounds, the most common being vitamin K1 or...

6 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

What is vitamin E (Tocopherol)?

Vitamin E isn't a single substance but consists of a group of 8 compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols, of which...

2 December 2013 by Catherine Saxelby