Edible Flowers: Are They Healthy? Are They Safe? Our Guide Tells All

(ad-gifted) Edible flowers are making health news at the moment. Researchers in China analysed some of the flowers used in traditional cooking there and found they have very high levels of phenolic compounds linked to better health and a reduced risk of conditions like heart disease and cancer. But, if you want to harness these …

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Charred cauliflower steaks

Why Cauliflower is Cool (and a yummy recipe by Sabrina Ghayour)

It started with cauliflower rice, grew rapidly with cauliflower pizza bases – but now I think we’ve reached peak floret-fabulousness. Cauliflower is officially cool. In the last few weeks when I’ve been out and about I’ve seen it popped into salads, tossed in buffalo sauce as a vegan alternative to chicken wings and even served …

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How to Tell if You’re a Supertaster – and Why It’s So Important to Know

Eating vegetables is a pretty essential part of living a healthy life. They are packed with vitamins and minerals we need, they contain lots of antioxidants that protect our body from ageing and damage from pollutants and other toxins – and they are low in calories, but fill you up which makes them very good …

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What the Heck are Kiwi Berries? Health Benefits and How to Eat Them Explained

That was what I was asking myself as I wandered in M&S in London’s Knightsbridge the other day, because, there they were sitting on the shelf bold as brass next to the ‘ordinary’ fruit like apples and stuff. Of course, the apples weren’t calling ‘buy me Helen, you’ve not seen me before’ – and the …

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