February 11, 2018 9:53 am Leave your thoughts
Some of our products are just, well, so pretty. Delicate, shiny, luminous, and – most definitely – pink. This Valentine’s Day, why not pick out a few of our pink products for the pretty person in your life?!
We’re not just being silly. It’s important for all of us to eat a ‘rainbow’ of colours, in all parts of our diet. Each colour of fruit and vegetable brings its own combination of vitamins and minerals to the table. Not only does our pink food look great to eat, it’s also genuinely good for your body – and is arguably a colour we don’t get enough of. So we’re taking a look at some of our pretty impressive pink products!
Vibrantly pink and slightly pointed in shape, goji berries just beg to be picked up and nibbled. They’re rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, B-vitamins and antioxidants, and packed with minerals such as zinc, copper, iron, calcium, selenium and phosphorus. They’ve got a lovely, fresh, and slightly exotic taste, too.
Cranberries are a real treat of a superfood. If you don’t like them too tart, sprinkle on some sugar or use them in baking (they go really well with white chocolate in brownies and cookies). Cranberries are particularly rich in antioxidants and provide a wealth of vitamins.
Our pink pasta is most definitely eye-catching. It’s also a really good bet for anyone who’s on a gluten-free diet, or just wants to expand their repertoire beyond ‘normal’ wheat pasta. This pasta is made from red lentils, and is higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than standard pasta.
Himalayan pink rock salt is marvellous stuff! We’ve got it in coarse and fine forms and in rocks. The pink colour is caused by the presence of iron oxide. It’s thought to be particularly pure, having been protected by a layer of lava several millions years ago, followed by subsequent layers of Himalayan snow and ice. Naturally rich in iodine, it has a high mineral content and is believed to have significant health benefits, including lowering blood pressure.
From Fish4Ever, we have wild Alaskan pink salmon in brine. Fish4Ever pride themselves on their support for sustainable fisheries. Salmon, as an oily fish, is a great source of vitamin D and has benefits for many of our bodies’ systems.
Green and pink, you can’t beat a bowl of pistachios to nibble. They’re high in antioxidants, potassium and vitamin B6, too.
We sell candied diced papaya. And while this isn’t exactly a health food, it’s a good, fruity alternative to sweets in cake decorating.
We don’t sell fresh beetroot at Naturally Good Food, but we’ve got it sliced. We sell other beetroot products whenever we can, so that our customers can reap the benefits of this great root. Our Beet it and other beetroot juices are renowned not only for their health benefits, but also for (ahem!) occasionally turning urine pink! If you’d rather turn something else pink, then we’re very fond of the Primrose Kitchen raw beetroot muesli. Crunchy and sweetly fresh-tasting, this leaves you with pink milk in the bottom of your bowl.
Pink – or purple? Pukka’s Blackcurrant Beauty tea is fruity, velvety and deep pinky-purple. With hibiscus flowers, rosehips and blackcurrants, it’s naturally caffeine-free and wonderful just before bed.
And, of course, there’s the stuff we don’t sell: fresh cherries, plums and strawberries, apples, radishes and more. It’s really easy to make a fantastic pink spread for Valentine’s Day – and one that’s as good for your insides as it looks on the outside.Alaskan pink salmon, beet it, beetroot, beetroot juice, blackcurrant beauty tea, cranberries, Fish4ever, goji berries, Himalayan Pink salt, papaya, pink, pink pasta, pink tea, pistachios, Primrose Kitchen raw beetroot muesli, Profusion, pukka tea, red lentil fusilli, Valentine's Day
This post was written by Yzanne