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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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Vegetropolis Upcoming Events & Markets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday 10th February - Go Green Week  -  Eco Market     Venue: Aston University Students’ Union Hall Woodcock Street                                                                                      Time: 11am - 4pm                                                                                                                   ...

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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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