We are careful to ensure there’s a year-round supply of the freshest products, but seasonal conditions, lower production yields, price fluctuations and higher consumption periods sometimes outweigh supply. However, we do everything in our power to ensure prices remain constant, reasonable and/or stable as far as possible.
WHAT’S WITH NUTS?
A nut is a fruit comprising an inedible hard shell and a seed on the inside, which is sometimes edible. A wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in botany “nut” means that the shell does not open to release the seed.
Seeds come from fruits that naturally free themselves from their shells, and originate from the compound ovary of the plant. Many nuts in the culinary world, such as almonds, pecans, pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, and brazil nuts, which have hard shell walls, are not nuts in botany. Therefore the common usage of the term, ‘nut’, often refers to any hard-walled, edible kernel.
NATURE’S NUTRITIONAL POWERHOUSES!
Seeds supply your daily essential fatty acids (EFA) in their best raw form. Full of nutrients, omega-3 fatty acids, anti-oxidants, minerals and essential vitamins, packed with fibre, protein and phytosterols (cholesterol lowering compound), seeds are one of the highest plant sources of iron and zinc you can add to your diet.
Not only do seeds make your regular salad or bread more appetising, but just two tablespoon-sized servings will add great nutritional punch to your diet. In winter, they’re great in soups and they add extra protein to fruit or vegetable juices and smoothies.