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"gluten-freestyle has arrived!! 

Perhaps the most exciting news is that we have recently had our milestone 1st birthday and decided to launch thank goodness it's gluten-freestyle to celebrate. This taste sensation is packed full of raw nuts and seeds, plump juicy cranberries, protein rich super-puffs (quinoa, brown rice and amaranth), sweet little sun dried sultanas and pure maple roasted Australian almonds (for a little breakfast joie de vivre).  Thank goodness it’s gluten-freestyle is more than a gluten-free alternative, it’s a celebration!" from the unexpeceted guest blog

Sweet Freedom Natural Syrup

 

Sweet Freedom* A delicious syrup made 100% from fruit!

* Best selling Vegan honey alternative!

* Great Taste Award Winner (Gold stars in Sweet Ingredient and Diabetic categories 2009 & 2010)

FAQ’s    

What is it made from?

100% fruit - just apples, grapes and carob and nothing else.  No added colours, flavours or preservatives.

What is carob?

Carob grows on trees in a pod like case and is native to the Mediterranean. It’s been cultivated for over 4000 years as a source of natural sweetness.

What does it taste like and what can I use it for?

Sweet Freedom Syrup tastes sweet, rich and fruity (a little like honey without the bitter aftertaste). 

Drizzle over porridge, cereal, yoghurt, fruit, pancakes, crepes and waffles.  Bake healthier cakes, muffins, flapjacks, puddings, brownies etc, replacing all sugar and sweet syrups.  Make healthier sauces, desserts, jams, lemon curd, chutneys, dressings, ice cream / lollies.  Spread on toast in place of honey and jam.  Glaze foods prior to cooking or BBQ’ing.  Add a rich, sweet taste to your savoury dishes and stir fries.

How does it compare to sugar?

It has 25% fewer calories than sugar, is sweeter and you can reduce the amount used gram for gram by around 25% (i.e. if your recipe calls for 100g of sugar try 75g).  It also has a lower GL (Glycaemic Load) making it a better choice than sugar or honey for diabetics and is produced using no chemicals or enzymes.  *Recommended maximum oven temp for baking 180 degrees C.

How does it compare to honey?

It has a more neutral taste than honey with no bitter after taste making it more versatile.  It also has a lower GL making it a better choice for diabetics.  Children also prefer the taste to honey in taste tests (very young children can also be allergic to honey).  It’s the best selling vegan honey alternative in the UK!

Can diabetics use it?

Yes, as it has a low GL it can help avoid blood sugar highs and lows making it a good choice for diabetics as part of a healthy balanced diet. 

How is it made?

Unlike most sweeteners and syrups it is water extracted using no chemicals or enzymes.

What does it replace?

You can use it in place of sugar, honey, treacle, maple, agave, and golden syrups.

Where is it made?

It is produced in the UK in a nut free factory that is free from virtually all common allergens.

Is it suitable for children?

Yes

Is it suitable for vegans?

Yes, unlike honey it is vegan friendly.  It’s ideal on toast in place of honey.  *Registered with The Vegan Society and featured in their magazine.

Is it GM free and gluten free?

Yes.

Does it contain any additives, preservatives or artificial colours?

No.

How does it compare to agave syrup?

Agave syrup is produced in Mexico from a cactus like plant used to make tequila.  It is processed using chemicals and enzymes and is very high in fructose (90g of fructose per 100g).

Sweet Freedom is made in the UK from 100% fruit (apples, grapes and carob) all sourced within Europe and is processed using no chemicals or enzymes.  It has only 23g of fructose per 100g.  *All fruits contain varying levels of fructose whereas many people assume they are all fructose!  Recent research suggests we should limit the amount of fructose we consume as it can raise triglycerides and be bad for our hearts. Sweet Freedom also has a lower GI and GL than agave syrup, and the manufacturers of the very popular  Lovebite Chocolate Balls is now using Sweet Freedom instead of agave syrup to sweeten their raw chocolate products.

How does it compare to Xylitol?

Xylitol is a polyalcohol, made from corn husks or birch trees sold under various brand names; it is chemically processed and produced mainly in China.

Is it easy to use?

It is very easy to use from the ‘top down’ squeezy bottle that has a non-drip cap so no mess or stickiness!

Does it need to be kept in the fridge?

No, it is an ambient product.  The shelf life from date of production is two years.

Organic Fair Trade Easter Eggs, Bunnies & Buns

Orgainc & Fair Trade

  • Easter Bunnies Large (milk)
  • Easter Eggs Large Dark (dairy free, with soy lecithin)
  • Easter Eggs Large (milk) from Organics Times 

 

Orgainic & Vegan

  • Easter Bunny packs (rice milk)
  • & Easter Egg packs (rice milk)
  • Wrapped in a beautifully presented 100gram bag that contains approximately 15 small half-eggs, Bonvita Easter half-eggs are the only 
    • organic, 
    • dairy-free, 
    • gluten-free, 
    • fair-trade 
    • dairy-milk style easter themed chocolates in Australia! 
  • This special product is made with Bonvita's famous ricemilk chocolate, so we know that they are going to be delicious for adults and kids alike this Easter. 

    VeganCruelty FreeGluten FreeEgg FreeWheat FreeOrganic 

    Ingredients: Raw Cane Sugar*, Cocao Butter*, Rice Syrup* (17%), Cocoa Mass*, Vanilla*. Cocoa 41% at least. 
    * = from organic farming
     

    Nutritional Information: Typical analysis per 100grams 

    Energy 2365kJ 
    Protein 2g 
    Carbohydrate 55g 
    Fat 38g
     
  • Easter Eggs from Constant Craving Chocolate

 

Hot Cross Buns

  • Sourdough Organic Rye & Spelt
  • Order Now for Easter OR stock up early

 

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Stocking Rainfed (Tachiminori) Biodymanic Brown Rice

Rainfed riceBesides being Tasty & Nutritious our RAINFED RICE or Tachiminori is making rice history by having the Best Sustainability Credentials in Australia!

And here’s why…

  • Most rice is grown in irrigated rice paddies.
  • Irrigated rice agriculture is a big source of atmospheric methane (20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than CO2)
  • Southern Australian Rice crops require approx. 1550 litres of pumped water for just 1kg of rice. 
  • In contrast RAINFED RICE is dryland
  • To grow well rainfed rice needs:-
  • Warm climates with high rainfall – NSW Northern Rivers area has both these attributes in abundance

 

Rainfed RiceWhy Bio-Dynamic over Organic?

 

Bio-dynamic farming is a deeper form of organic farming that works on the fundamental principle that the farm is a living organism.  It’s all about balancing the ecological inter- relationship of soil, plants and animals as a self-nourishing system without external inputs.

Bio-dynamic farming adheres to guidelines that are even more stringent than those required for organic certification. All artificial chemicals are excluded.

Other methods unique to the biodynamic approach include:

  • the use of fermented herbal and natural mineral preparations as soil additive sprays
  • the use of an astronomical sowing and planting calendar to optimise plant health and crop nutrition

 

The end result is food that is full of natural nutrition from sustainable living soils!

Slater Farm is:

  • Australian Certified Biodynamic
  • Demeter Certified Biodynamic

 

Rainfed riceBio-dynamic Demeter farming has developed to be one of the most sustainable and successful forms of organic agriculture practiced across the world.

Both labels are used to certify high quality nutritional food produced by organic and bio- dynamic agriculture.

Info from the rainfed rice website

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Taste & Health from ABC Radio All in the Mind

Check out this link to a radio program about relationships between how we Taste and Health conditions.


Psychologist Linda Bartoshuk's influential work has unveiled how taste varies between people, and the striking impact that has on your health and wellbeing.


http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2011/3155316.htm

Pukka Herb Teas

Back in stock - Specially

Three Ginger Tea

Pukka teas are passionate about creating great tasting herbal teas using the finest organic herbs from sustainable sources.

Sebastian Pole, their master tea blender, uses his extensive herbal knowledge and expertise to formulate the most flavoursome organic herbal teas, each with unique therapeutic properties to help balance your health.

They never compromise on quality and they only use the best part of premium grade herbs to give you a delicious herbal infusion. Their ingredients are 100% natural and organic and they do not add any artificial flavours or sweeteners.

They source all there herbs from independent farmers to ensure minimal impact on the environment and maximum benefit for the growers. Their herbal teas truly are pukka!

For more info goto their Web Site.

Check out the range online Here 

Tasmanian Organic Quinoa

This Australian Organic Quinoa has a mild and nutty flavour, and has been compared to the likes of couscous in terms of taste and its light and fluffy texture when cooked. Quinoa can be cooked the same as that of rice, but in half the time. There are also several other ways to prepare Quinoa...it is one of the most versatile grains you will ever come across!

This freshly harvested Australian Organic Quinoa from Kindred Organics is a low food miles crop, which is grown, harvested, polished and packed, all on the certified organic Damen family farm, on the North-West coast of Tasmania.

Most organic quinoa is grown in Bolivia, then transported to the USA and distributed all over the world. Our organic quinoa is grown right here in Tassie - Australia's first ever organic quinoa crop!

Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), and like oats, quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. 

Quinoa has a light, fluffy texture when cooked, and its mild, slightly nutty flavor makes it an alternative towhite rice or couscous.

The first step in preparing quinoa is to remove the saponins, a process that requires soaking the grain in water for a few hours, then changing the water and resoaking, or rinsing it in ample running water either in a fine strainer or in cheesecloth. Removal of the saponin helps with digestion; the soapy nature of the compound makes it act as a laxative. Most boxed quinoa has been pre-rinsed for convenience, however this is not the case with Kindred quinoa.

Imported Quinoa is usually prewashed and dried at origin. This Australian one is not, so it is essential to wash it well, to rinse off the saponin. Saponin is the natural bitter seed coating that quinoa has, it stops the seed from being eaten by birds!

A common cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking for 14–18 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta). As an alternative, one can use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa, treating it just like white rice (for both cooking cycle and water amounts).

Vegetables and seasonings can also be added to make a wide range of dishes. Chicken or vegetable stock can be substituted for water during cooking, adding flavor. It is also suited to vegetable pilafs, complementing bitter greens like kale.

Quinoa can serve as a high-protein breakfast food mixed with honeyalmonds, or berries; it is also sold as a dry product, much like corn flakes. Quinoa flour can be used in wheat-based and gluten-free baking.

Quinoa may be germinated in its raw form to boost its nutritional value. Germination activates its natural enzymes and multiplies its vitamin content. In fact, quinoa has a notably short germination period: Only 2–4 hours resting in a glass of clean water is enough to make it sprout and release gases, as opposed to, e.g., 12 hours overnight with wheat. This process, besides its nutritional enhancements, softens the grains, making them suitable to be added to salads and other cold foods.

Goats Milk in stock in Hobart.

We have stock of goats milk to add to the range products we already stock:-

  • yogurts
  • cheeses
  • milk powders
  • soaps

 

Check this link for info on the Benefits of Goats Milk v's Cow milk.

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Fresh Caprilac Goats Milk & Cheeses in Stock

Yes finally we have been able to source a goats milk that we can supply regularly.

Caprilac goats milk is far superior, by our customers accounts to the Pauls Goats Milk in flavour and palitablity for younger ones.

As well as Goats Milk we also have:-

  • goats milk powder various sizes
    • flavoured goats milk powder
    • natural goats milk powder
  • a range of goats milk cheeses
  • goats milk yoghurt - various sizes and flavours

 

Goat's milk is a traditional and healthy alternative to cow's milk that may be more easily digested than regular cow's milk, especially by young children and those who have sensitive stomachs. It typically contains 13% more calcium, 25% more vitamin B6, 47% more vitamin A than regular cow's milk, and is mainly A2. Our goats are fed from fresh green pastures with no chemical or hormone additives.

People ask “Why does your milk taste so good.”

Because

  • dedicated and modern farm dairies
  • the milk is immediately chilled
  • gently handled to provide the highest quality
  • the milk is pasteurised and processed in our own facilities to ensure our products are of the best quality with maximum nutritional goodness and flavour.

More info on the Caprilac Website

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SPF Sun Protection Factor & Mineral Makeup/Cosmetics

The SPF value reflects the amount of UV your skin absorbs for:-

  • SPF 15 =  1/15th about 6.7% of what you'd absorb wearing nothing
  • SPF 30 = 1/30th about 3.3% of nothing
  • SPF 15 = 93.3% UV protection
  • SPF 30 = 96.6% UV protection
  • SPF 50 = 98% UV protection

 

It's not uncommon to find SPF 30 sunscreens that cost 20% more than SPF 15, but you only get an additional 3.3% benefit

 

The mineral Zinc Oxide is the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen available.

Titanium dioxide is the other mineral pigment used as a sunscreen.

More volume of Zinc & Titanium Dioxide is need for SPF in a formula than chemical compounds.

SPF rates UVB but UVA is unspecified.

UVA maybe covered but if your sunscreen uses chemicals to absorb the UVB it may miss the UVA.

 

Three important factors for Proper UV Protection

  1. UVA protection to stop sunburn and melanoma
  2. UVB protection for Ageing, winkles, squamous and basal cell carcinomas
  3. Antioxidants for mopping up the free radicals caused by the eneviable UV rays that will cause some oxidation.

 

Labeling Mineral Makeup for SPF

A secondary sunscreen

  • a product that is firstly something else, eg a foundation
  • then it is ALSO a sunscreen
  • can not list on the label an SPF higher than SPF15
  • even if the product does have a certified higher SPF.

 

The mineral makeup that we stock have a SPF of 15+ to 24+ but the labeling says they can only be labeled as SPF 15+ 

SPF rating is only for UVB rays - the ones that cause sunburn.

Mineral makeup has protection from UVB & UVA rays - the ones that can cause more damage.

Mineral cosmetics contains Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide the best broad spectrum UVA and UVB sunscreen protection available while not using chemicals


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