Did you ever wonder where your Brazil nuts come from? Or even how they are harvested? Well here's a little teaser. Richard Cooper describes a day out with gatherers in the latest instalment of his wonderful blog..
X Factor Judges Choose Liberation! Liberation is BACK in the spotlight after being invited by The X Factor team to feed Simon, Cheryl, Rita and Nick – plus the new ‘talent’ and crew for the 6 Chair Challenge in September (the stage after Bootcamp), which will be filmed at Wembley.
We are sending over our ever so popular 40g bags and, word has it, our nuts are the favourite snack back stage!
Get your cashews out, we have a #FridayFoodie recipe this week from nutritionist Fiona Kirk.
'Lentil and Bean Salad', or 'Goodness in a Bowl'. Highly-nourishing, sweet, sour, creamy and crunchy and perfect for your lunch box, plus it couldn't be easier to make. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us Fiona.
Ingredients 230g tinned puy lentils, drained and rinsed 230g tinned kidney beans, drained and rinsed 80g natural cottage cheese 80g raisins 40g dried apricots, chopped 40g cashew nuts, chopped 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons natural live/bio yoghurt Lemon juice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Method Gently mix all the ingredients together, chill and serve on a bed of watercress.
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It’s already very hot and humid and it’s barely 8am. The sun is desperately needed though, the village is just coming out of the rainy season and in the Amazon that means road transport becomes pretty much impossible as huge areas are flooded and everything turns to mud, so moving heavy weights of nuts to river transport is impossible. The house is up early, their daily routine is much the same as any family in the UK, with children breakfasted and teeth cleaned and off to school the main work of the day gathering nuts for all those at home can begin. We all head off into the forest for a day gathering Brazil nuts. We’ve walk for about 40 minutes and are now at the edge of the forest. The gatherers use large machetes to hack their way through the undergrowth, there are well worn paths under foot but one day on a path is never the same as the next. Time has moved on and some gatherers will use motorbikes to ferry back and forth carefully navigating their way through the Brazil trees. To give you an idea of the size this vast forest covers 9 million hectares, and that is just Bolivia’s northern area! If I have worked it out correctly that’s about 16 million international size football pitches! Just a little way in off the main path we arrive at a small clearing and there as my eyes follow the tree trunk up skyward the size of this towering giant the Brazil nut tree suddenly dawns on me, the trees are found throughout the amazon... read more
Liberation is BACK in the spotlight after being invited by The X Factor team to feed Simon, Cheryl, Rita and Nick – plus the new ‘talent’ and crew for the 6 Chair Challenge in September (the stage after Bootcamp), which will be filmed at Wembley. We are sending over our ever so popular 40g bags and, word has it, our nuts are the favourite snack back stage! The 12th series of the talent show will return with a 90-minute special on Saturday 29 August at 8pm on ITV. This will be followed by a second show on Sunday 30 August at the same time. Stay tuned… ... read more