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Fennel nutrition info & recipe ideas

FENNEL                                                               What is fennel? Fennel consists of a white or pale green bulb with green celery like stalks. The stalks are topped with feathery green dill style leaves and completed with flowers, which produce fennel seeds. The bulb, stalk and seeds are all edible with the flavour of sweet anise and make a great addition to soups, salad, pasta and more. Fennel is closely related to carrots, parsley, dill and coriander as they are all part of the Umbelliferae family.   What are the health benefits of Fennel? Like many spices fennel contains a combination of phytonutrient's including the flavonoids Rutin, Quercitin as well as Kaempferol Glycosides that give it strong...

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At the end of the Rainbow (Carrot)!!!

Lots of passionate commitment has gone into bringing some of the best quality fresh organic produce you can get anywhere in Birmingham!  We have in stock varieties you just won't find in the supermarket at prices that just can't be matched.  Do you know how much you'll be charged to buy these Rainbow carrots on a London market I was told about recently?  3 times what you are being asked to pay by Vegetropolis!  Have you seen conventional purple carrots in the supermarket?  Let alone gorgeous organic ones?  Organic Desiree Potatoes?  Unwaxed organic lemons? Organic Kale? Organic Ginger this good in quality?  Organic Limes?  No I thought not!  Delay No More, order your own incredible array of sumptuously nutritious goodness,...

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Kale Health Benefits - Damn Good For You !

As Kale is in season at this time and Vegetropolis  is currently stocking 'Cavelo Nero' Kale, here are some great facts about this beautiful Brassica, that every body should be eating, hard to imagine it has been said that Kale used to be grown only for the purpose of feeding horses !   Here is a hearty Winter recipe for you to try - Tuscan Ribolitta. Synopsis of the health benefits of Kale Kale contains 17 times more Vitamin C than Carrots More Folate than Brocolli - Folic acid is a B vitamin that has a role in normal formation of blood, and supports the immune system to function normally Nearly double the Magnesium of Spring Greens ( Based on...

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Plaudits for MAC, Cannon Hill ( And not forgetting Highbury Park ! )

Great to see Brum cultural website, I Choose Birmingham,  reviewing  Midlands Arts Centre the MAC Food Market & Cannon Hill Park where the food market is located. I love trading on this wonderful monthly market and have done a review of it myself in the past, which i've just republished on this blog ! Why not drop by & visit the market to grab a wonderful array of phantasmagorical foodie fayre to go along with the healthy organic fruit & veg you've purchased from Vegetropolis stall then take it all off for a picnic on this great walk i've outlined below ? Not only is Cannon Hill Park a wonderful Gem of Brum but if you walk along the lake starting at...

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Updated Review of Mac Food Market.

I Always look forward to trading on the MAC Food Fair because of the great location, being indoors, the other traders being nice folks, offering great food. If you're coming down for the day the centre ( which is set in a fantastic park, with lakes & several great play areas)  offers a good quality cafe, art exhibitions, theatre, comedy , courses & more.  To be frank It had been quiet over the Summer holidays on the MAC market as the people who come to buy at the MAC market had all seemed to have something better to do elsewhere. So I for one was hoping the kicking in of late Autumn/early Winter & the end of all that home...

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