Nuts and seeds

It was only a few weeks ago I was making plans to swim in the dam at Silvermine, but now the fireplace is working overtime and the seasons have undeniably shifted, with all thoughts of frolicking in the water put aside until spring.

It’s the time for the year for planting broad beans though, and we’ve just received a new batch of organic seed from Camphill. Our seed range is bigger than ever, but if there’s something we’re missing, let us know and we may be able to source it. So far only goji berry seeds have proven elusive – if anyone does know of an organic source, please share!

We also have certified organic macadamia nuts available for the first time. Macadamia nuts are apparently used by police to simulate crack cocaine in drug stings, as the ground up powder resembles the drug, but I think that’s about the only connection between the two. Macadamia nuts are relatively low in protein (although far higher than crack cocaine!), but have the highest level of beneficial mono-unsaturated fats of any nut.

They’re also poisonous to dogs (as are many common foods, such as avocado, chocolate and xylitol), so if you have a kitchen scavenger, be sure to keep them well away!

We have a new batch of coconuts this week – the watery green coconuts are almost sold out, but we have a good supply of the fleshier mature coconuts, as well as more dessicated and sliced coconut slices.

Have a great week,
Ian and the Ethical team

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