Sprinkle on salads, use in baking, add to smoothies, porridge or granola.
Advised maximum daily intake: 15g
As an egg substitute
Soak 1 tablespoon of seeds in 3 tablespoons of warm water for 30 minutes to replace one egg in vegan baking.
Add whole or ground chia seeds to bread mixes at up to 5%
Add whole chia seeds to other baking mixes at up to 10%
Add whole chia seeds to breakfast cereal at up to 10%
Add whole chia seeds to fruit, nut, and seed mixes at up to 10%
Add whole, mashed or ground chia seeds to fruit juices or smoothies at up to 15g/day
Chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica)
|Typical values||Per 100g|
|Energy||1,675kJ / 404kcal|
|of which saturates||2.3g|
|of which sugars||0.8g|
|Omega 3 ALA||11.5g|
Chia Seeds are high in dietary fibre and Omega 3 ALA oils, and a source of protein.
Suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians.
Grown by Peter Fairs in Essex.
These oat groats are 'naked' because the hull naturally falls away from the grain without threshing. They're a superb alternative to brown rice, quicker to cook and with a creamier texture and richer flavour.
Add cooked, or if cooking time allows, dry grains to salads, stews and casseroles.
Rinse, bring to the boil then simmer until tender (about 45-50 minutes). Speed up cooking by pre-soaking for a few hours.
May contain gluten - packed where cereals containing gluten are handled
|Typical values||Per 100g|
|of which saturates||0.2g|
|of which sugars||0.7g|
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Naked oats contain lots of beneficial oils. For this reason they're best kept in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
Grown in the UK
An ancestor of durum wheat, emmer was among the first cereals cultivated in the Fertile Crescent. It has a deliciously nutty flavour and can be eaten as a whole grain (farro) or ground into flour.
The grains make great alternative to rice, as a side or in risotto (farrotto?), or can be milled at home (we recommend using a Mockmill) for flour that makes superb bread and pasta.
Two other grains are occasionally used for farro and emmer or farro medio sits between smaller einkorn (farro piccolo) and larger spelt (farro grande).
Our emmer is grown by Jeremy Dickin in Lincolnshire.
Add cooked emmer - or if cooking time allows, dry grains - to stews and casseroles.
Add cooked or toasted grains to salads.
Mill uncooked emmer grains to produce a tasty and versatile flour.
Rinse, bring to the boil then simmer until tender (about 25 to 30 minutes). Speed up cooking by pre-soaking for a few hours.
Emmer Grain (Gluten)
For allergens, see ingredients in bold
|Typical values||Per 100g, raw whole grains|
|of which saturates||0.1g|
|of which sugars||3.3g|
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Grown in Lincolnshire by Jeremy Dickin