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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Pumpkin 1st October, 2017

Pumpkin salad, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin beer — the options are endless, and endlessly mouthwatering. Whether you’re putting a pumpkin on your doorstep at Halloween or into a pie crust for lunch, it’s time to see this fruit as more than a once-a-year purchase.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Flaxseed 3rd September, 2017

After a natural hair treatment? Look no further. Did you know that flaxseeds are not just for consumption? The omega-3 fats that are in flax also benefit hair by promoting growth and overall scalp health. You can impart these great nutrients onto hair by boiling the seeds and making a hair gel.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Chia 13th August, 2017

For that healthy glow and to reduce the signs of ageing, to speed up the skin’s repair systems and prevent further damage, incorporate this antioxidant-rich food into your breakfast cereal and reap the rewards.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Quinoa 30th July, 2017

Twenty years ago, NASA researchers declared quinoa (KEEN-wah) the perfect inflight snack for astronauts on long-term missions because it is mineral-rich, gluten-free and contains all nine essential amino acids.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Walnut 25th June, 2017

Often the simplest foods are best for your health, and this is certainly the case when it comes to walnuts in which Mother Nature has crafted a nearly perfect package of protein, healthy fats, fibre, plant sterols, antioxidants, and many vitamins and minerals.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Watermelon 2nd June, 2017

There’s nothing quite like eating refreshingly cool and juicy watermelon on a hot day at the beach. Why? Watermelons are about 92 percent water, making it a healthy and hydrating snack that helps you feel full for longer.

MEDIA: Women in Horticulture 24th May, 2017

A Walkley-award winning journalist with the ABC, Louise FitzRoy has gone back to her farming roots by establishing ‘From Paddock to Plate’. What began as a radio series and book has morphed into an educational program that is an integral part of more than 100 schools across Australia.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Tomato 2nd May, 2017

There is so much to talk about when it comes to tomatoes. Are they a fruit or a vegetable? Why do some people not enjoy eating raw tomato but love it when cooked? Should we store tomatoes in the fridge or at room temperature?

Bienvenido a Ecuador 24th April, 2017

In Cayambe, one hour south of the Columbian border, roses (one of the biggest industries in Ecuador along with oil from the Amazon, bananas and shrimp) grow directly upwards towards the overhead sun and indulge in the 12 hours of sunlight no matter what the season, routinely rising at 6am and setting at 6pm.

SUPERFOOD SERIES: Breadfruit 3rd April, 2017

This dimply bright green orb the size of a cantaloupe has always created interest and intrigue. Why now for a breadfruit comeback? It’s high in fibre, antioxidants, calcium, iron and potassium.

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SUPERFOOD SERIES: Pumpkin

We’re in the middle of a full-on pumpkin flavour takeover. There’s pumpkin in your bagels, beer and coffee. Apparently Starbucks has sold more than 200 million Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the past 10 years. Even the makers of Pringles are getting in on the action. While most pumpkin-flavoured treats should be added to the once-in-a-while list, pumpkin itself (not to be confused with artificial pumpkin spice flavouring) is actually one of the healthier foods of the season. #FromPaddocktoPlate #feedyourmind

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