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    Black pudding hailed as a 'superfood'

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    Black pudding hailed as a 'superfood'

    Post by graham64 on Wed Jan 06 2016, 21:55

    It might be a staple of greasy breakfasts, but the humble blood sausage is surprisingly good for you

    Fry-up fans have something to cheer about in 2016 - the humble black pudding is now being hailed as a 'superfood' thanks to its nutritional benefits.

    Writing for the Daily Mail, journalist Anucyia Victor has drawn up a list of 16 foods she predicts will be 'huge' in 2016, including black beans, seaweed, avocado oil - and breakfast staple black pudding.

    • Why the humble black pudding has been taken off the breakfast blacklist

    "Loaded with protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as being practically carb free, it is expected to fly off the shelves," she writes.

    "It's also rich in iron and zinc - two minerals frequently missing from modern diets. Iron is needed to make healthy blood cells and prevent anaemia."

    Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com said: "2015 saw healthy eating reach a new level and this year we predict this trend is only going to get bigger.

    "It's been interesting to note how people are changing their habits depending on the new buzz words in clean eating.

    "Some of the foods have been on the up for a while like avocado oil and maca root, but others like mushrooms and black pudding have been a total surprise to us.

    "It's great to have this new research available to find out the hidden qualities in food and we can't wait to see how these new trends take off."

    At least one butcher claims to have seen a boom in sales. Lorna Maclennan, director of Stornoway's Charles Macleod Butchers’ shop, told the Stornoway Gazette: “We have had a surge in the number of people ordering their black puddings direct, January is usually quiet, but we have had 100 orders with more coming in all the time.”

    The shop has seen a rise in interest in the product since Stornoway's black pudding was awarded Protected Geographical Indication in 2013. Lorna added: “It’s been a staple on the kitchen table throughout the Hebrides for many years, it’s now good to see its benefits being recognised.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/12084725/Black-pudding-hailed-as-a-superfood.html

    Funnily enough I posted a spoof on our blog about black puddings being a superfood way back on April 1st 2012 it's had getting on for 3,000 views and it's getting a lot of hits now 

    http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/black-pudding-is-new-super-food.html


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    Re: Black pudding hailed as a 'superfood'

    Post by Two Collies on Thu Jan 07 2016, 01:06

    Your black pudding usually has :onions, pork fat, oatmeal, flavourings and blood, most of which are lowish carb, but the oatmeal may be the problem for some! I suppose it will depend on how much oatmeal you can take, one slice would never be enough for me!
    Additionally some less scrupulous manufacturers might add more carby ingredients.
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    Re: Black pudding hailed as a 'superfood'

    Post by chris c on Thu Jan 07 2016, 18:33

    Next they'll be telling us that clog dancing is the best form of exercise . . .
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    Re: Black pudding hailed as a 'superfood'

    Post by graham64 on Thu Jan 07 2016, 22:32

    @chris c wrote:Next they'll be telling us that clog dancing is the best form of exercise . . .

    Of course it is have you seen the biceps on those guys, after an energetic spell of clog dancing the need to quench the thirst is sated by a few pints at the nearest pub hence the biceps.

    Be aware of the dangers of crossing clog dancers  Evil or Very Mad
    A stout pair of clogs as frequently used by Lancashire philosophers for putting across the point of an argument  runforhills


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