Food plays a major role in our everyday lives. For good health and well-being, we need food! Food can be derived from both plant and animal sources and most commonly foods are a mixture of both. A variety of food in our diets supplies us with the energy and the nutrients which we require to have overall correct functioning of the body. The choice of food is wide and diverse with each food providing us with different types and amounts of nutrients affecting the body in many ways.

Fermented foods: What are they, and what is their impact on our health?

21 June 2024

Fermented foods have been consumed for centuries across the globe. This article explores how they’re made, their health benefits, and their safety

The health benefits of regularly eating nuts and seeds

19 June 2024

Explore nuts and seeds' health benefits, their nutrient content, and how often you should eat them.

Is soy good or bad for you? Here’s what the science says

07 February 2024

Soy has gained popularity as a versatile and nutritious food source. This article explores the nutrients found in soy and whether eating soy is good for us.

Is eating soy bad for the environment?

07 February 2024

This article explores the environmental impact of soy production on deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and water use.

Which pulses are high in protein?

07 February 2024

Pulses make a great protein-packed ally for anyone looking to increase their plant-based protein intake. Discover the variety of high-protein pulses.

Pulses (Q&A)

07 February 2024

Pulses are a simple and affordable solution to help tackle the climate, health, and cost-of-living crises. This article answers common questions about pulses.  

The benefits of fruits and vegetables

24 July 2023

Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. Not only do these colourful foods add flavour and variety to your meals, but they also pack a powerful nutritional punch, providing vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. In this article, we will explore the health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables, how much and the best types to eat and answer some commonly asked questions about fruits.

Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable and Why?

04 March 2020

Surely you can tell the difference between a fruit and a vegetable. Or can't you? Here's the answer to the old-age question 'is tomato a fruit or a vegetable'?

Is a Cucumber a Fruit or a Vegetable and Why?

04 March 2020

Worldwide, cucumbers are one of the most popular produce items, but are they a fruit or vegetable? This article clears up the doubts.

Is a Pepper a Fruit or a Vegetable and Why?

04 March 2020

Being able to tell whether a pepper is a fruit or a vegetable is not straightforward. Here we explain why the correct answer resides in the eye of the beholder.

The Health Benefits of Honey and Its Nutritional Value

14 January 2020

Honey is a naturally occurring sweetener. Learn how it compares to sugar and how it can be part of a healthy diet.

Tea: Health and hydration

08 October 2016

Tea has been used as a refreshing drink for centuries. Tea is said to have health benefits - does the latest scientific evidence support this? Is tea a healthy source of hydration?

Bread: A nutritious staple

08 December 2014

Bread has been part of the human diet for thirty thousand years. Yet there are many misconceptions around bread.

Palm oil (Q&A)

20 September 2013

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil produced from the pulp of the fruits of palms and that is solid at room temperature. 

More than fresh: Vegetable choices for everyone

01 February 2011

Our favourite fresh vegetables are not available all year round. Does this mean we have to do without when they are out of season or are frozen and tinned vegetables valid alternatives?

The Nutritional Value of Potatoes

01 March 2010

Potatoes are a very common food in the diets of most Europeans, but perhaps sometimes the nutrition contribution of this staple crop is overlooked.  What makes potatoes special is that they combine the characteristics of starchy foods with those of vegetables.

The Origins of Tomatoes

03 August 2001

There must be thousands of dishes in which the tomato is the main, or a key ingredient. Due to its colour, taste and versatility, the tomato has come a long way from the ancient Aztec civilisations to being ubiquitous in today's kitchens.