Indulge your inner squirrel

October 25, 2018 6:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As autumn begins, many of us start to experience an ancient kind of hoarding instinct: a desire to squirrel away storecupboard items, to stock up on tins and packets (‘just in case’), and generally to think with pleasure of cupboards, larders and attics stuffed with the last of the summer’s fresh fruit and vegetables. At Naturally Good Food, we say: let’s indulge our inner squirrels! Autumn is just the time to make the most of the summer’s bounty – and to make sure that we’ve got enough of it to tide us over the coming months.

Nuts

Squirrels are nuts for nuts, as everyone knows – and humans could do worse than follow their example. Nuts are amazingly good for us and very few of us eat as many as we should. There’s a nut for everyone, from sweet, delicate almonds, to big, beefy Brazils. Whether it’s a mighty crunch you’re after, or just something to nibble on, you’re sure to find it in our comprehensive range. We’ve got almonds, Brazils, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, peanuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, along with mixed nuts and snack packs of roasted, salted and spiced nuts. We’ve got nuts in small packs and nuts in bulkorganic and non-organic.

Inside each bite-sized nut, you’ll find a wealth of heart-healthy unsaturated fats, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Nuts build bones, protect the heart, boost the immune system and oxygenate the body. They keep our eyes working properly, maintain healthy reproductive function, develop our sense of taste and smell and keep us nicely full up.

The other thing everyone knows about squirrels and nuts is that they’re not terribly good at storing (and indeed, locating) them after picking. In this instance, we’d advise you to stand firm against your inner squirrel! Instead, read our very useful notes under ‘More’ on this page, telling you how to go about keeping your nuts in tip-top condition through the winter.

Seeds

Squirrels like seeds, too – and they’re great for humans as well. In previous blogs we’ve referred to seeds as ‘little powerhouses of nutrition’. Small (sometimes tiny), crunchy, and generally a much cheaper option than nuts, seeds punch well above their weight.

In our range of seeds (organic and non-organic), we have chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, linseed, sesame, hemp and poppy seeds, as well as packs of mixed seeds, ground seeds, seeds for sprouting and bulk bags of seeds.

Dried fruit

Squirrels are partial to a bit of fruit as well, and it’s in the autumn and winter that the dried fruit we sell at Naturally Good Food really comes into its own. It’s a great way to remember – and to taste – the summer sun once more. Try our apricots, figs, prunes, dates, raisins, sultanas, currants, apple rings, banana chips, blueberries, cranberries, peaches, mulberries, goji berries and cherries! We’ve also got packs of mixed dried fruit and peel.

And if your inner squirrel is now well and truly fired up, why not check out the rest of our wholefoods range too?

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