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Monday, 19 August 2019
Asparagus has a history going back over 2000 years. It originated in the eastern Mediterranean; in its wild form it was much smaller than the asparagus we know today. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Monday, 19 August 2019
Avocados originate from Central Mexico, a member of the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It can be described botanically as a large berry containing one large seed inside. — Read Article
Posted by: Flatout Team
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Celery belongs to the apiaceous plant family along with parsley, it is a biannual crop especially suited to a European type climate and records document its cultivation in the Mediterranean region including France around the 17th century. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Kiwifruit despite the name they are not native to New Zealand, Mary Isobel Fraser returned from China in 1904 with seed she had gathered while visiting. They were planted in Wanganui in 1906 by Alexander Allison and the first crop was harvested in 1910, people described the flavour as gooseberry hence the initial name of Chinese gooseberry. — Read Article
Monday, 27 August 2018
Food addiction or eating addiction is a behavioral addiction, there are many forms and types of behavioral addictions, gambling, sex, social media, smoking, alcohol, and drugs; they are all linked to the same area of the brain. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Monday, 27 August 2018
Beetroot could justifiably be described as a super food due to its health promoting properties when consumed. It is high in immune boosting fibre, vitamins and minerals; vitamin C and essential minerals like potassium that supports nerve and muscle function, magnesium which supports bone, liver, kidney and pancreas function and general health. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Foods that fight inflammation Re Harvard Health Publishing; Doctors are learning as time passes the best way to quell inflammation may be in our refrigerator and larder rather than the medicine cabinet drugs and chemicals. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
As we are coming into winter we should maybe consider a breakfast of oats of the plain unprocessed variety, the health benefits of a serving of oats each day will surprise many as oats contain many health promoting trace elements and minerals in a form our bodies can readily metabolise including copper manganese and iron as well as B group vitamins. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
The humble cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous type of vegetable that include broccoli, kale, mustard greens, turnips, radishes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, Chinese cabbage, horseradish and watercress. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 09 February 2018
Salt is another of those basic food essentials that has had a rough time in recent years; some perspective on this and a reality check, salt is essential to support body function and to sustain and support good health. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 09 February 2018
For most of my lifetime butter has been villainised and associated with cardiovascular and heart issues; I am sure we can all remember butter at half the price it is today. Two things have lifted the price of New Zealand butter, the major one being the global realization by the healthy minded, coupled with ongoing research into the effects of the good fatty acids and what was thought to be a totally bad fatty acid LDL. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 09 February 2018
Ginger has been prized for over 5000 years as a tonic to treat common ailments, it appears to have originated in SE Asia and widely cultivated in the known world by the first century. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 03 November 2017
Over the summer months the risk of suffering the effects of food poisoning increase; this is generally the result of careless food handling. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 20 October 2017
Mangoes tend to be one of the more expensive fruit choices; a treat that is well worth the expense. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
Friday, 01 September 2017
When considering gut health the old adage “we are what we eat” certainly rings true. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Friday, 01 September 2017
Fresh is best and the colour of vegetables is an indicator of various health promoting properties for instance red fruits and vegetables. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Kumara (sweet potato) belongs to the morning glory family of tubers, a root vegetable with a history and origins in South America dating back 5000 years. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Monday, 27 February 2017
Kale is related to the cruciferous group of vegetables that includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower; it was the most widely eaten green vegetable until the middle ages when cabbage gained in popularity. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Thursday, 01 December 2016
Weight loss diets are something many of us have tried with the result that we experience the pendulum affect... — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team
 
Thursday, 01 December 2016
Fossil records suggest that avocados have their origins in Mexico and were far more common when the climate of the region through to California was more agreeable to this prehistoric fruit. — Read Article
Posted by: Silberhorn Team