Spice Trade — parsley

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Falafel infused with Ras El Hanout

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Falafel infused with Ras El Hanout

Falafel is one of those snacks that everyone can enjoy. It’s savoury, exotic, works as an appetiser or a main course when put into a wrap. Falafels are deep fried balls that are traditionally eaten with middle eastern flat bread, salad, pickles, hot sauce and drizzled with tahini-based sauces like Hummus. Falafel are normally very simple foods, as well as popular amongst vegetarians because they’re made without any meat. It once got so popular that even McDonalds began serving a McFalafel. Our recipe includes Ras El Hanout and Zaatar, which elevates the dish beyond it’s humble roots, while keeping the...

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Recipe: Curried Quinoa

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Recipe: Curried Quinoa

Quinoa is another versatile grain that’s come to light with recent diet studies. It’s a great substitute for rice or pasta in some recipes, as it overcomes many of the shortcomings of most other grains like wheat. It’s not purely carbohydrate, it also packs some healthy fats, proteins, and a lot of micronutrients.    Here’s a recipe to let quinoa do all the work, while enjoying the same great flavours you wouldn’t expect in a healthy dish. Recipe: Curried Quinoa Servings: 4 Ingredients– 2 Cups Water– 1 cup White Quinoa, uncooked– 1/2 cup Yellow Onions, chopped– 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed– 1/2...

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Parsley: Health and nutrition, plus how to buy it

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Regency grade Parsley Flakes Below are average values per 1 tsp (0.5g) of dried parsley leaves ProximatesWater 0.03gEnergy 1kcalProtein 0.13gTotal lipid (fat) 0.03gCarbohydrate, by difference 0.25gFiber, total dietary 0.1gSugars, total 0.04g MineralsCalcium, Ca 6mgIron, Fe 0.11mgMagnesium, Mg 2mgPhosphorus, P 2mgPotassium, K 13mgSodium, Na 2mgZinc, Zn 0.03mg VitaminsVitamin C, total ascorbic acid 0.6mgThiamin 0.001mgRiboflavin 0.012mgNiacin 0.050mgVitamin B-6 0.005mgFolate, DFE 1µgVitamin B-12 0.00µgVitamin A, RAE 0µgVitamin A, IU 10IUVitamin E 0.04mgVitamin D (D2 + D3) 0.0µgVitamin D 0IUVitamin K (phylloquinone) 6.8µg LipidsFatty acids, total saturated 0.007gFatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.004gFatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.016gFatty acids, total trans 0.000gCholesterol 0mg Tips for buying good...

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