Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp
May11

Sattva superfoods – a wide choice from Spirulina to Hemp

Veggy Malta looks at Sattva’s range of superfoods. These include Hemp Seeds, Hemp Protein, Maca Powder, Baobab Powder, Chlorella Powder, Spirulina Powder, Wheatgrass Powder, Barley Grass, Raw Coconut Oil, Raw Agave Nectar, Cacao Powder, Cacao Beans, Cacao Nibs and Raw Cacao Butter. All the range is organic and furthermore Soil Association approved. So what are superfoods? Jo’Anna from Jo’s Delights describes them...

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How to best clean your fruit and vegetables from pesticides
May08

How to best clean your fruit and vegetables from pesticides

Veggy Malta looks into the issue of pesticides on our fruit and vegetables. There is no doubt to the fact that we are supposed to eat more fruit and vegetables. The problem is that pesticides might be present in the fruits and vegetables we eat. That is because they are used during the cultivation of the crops. Unfortunately they also remain as resides outside and inside, depending on the type of pesticide used. There is also a lot of...

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Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices
Apr02

Rinatura Bio – spelt pasta and products and more healthy choices

Veggy Malta tried out Rinatura Bio, a German range of certified organic products with various products for vegans, vegetarians and others that are gluten free, lactose free and egg free. In fact there is a wide range of products to choose from and are all well labelled. Of particular interest is the range of spelt products. There is greater awareness on the health benefits of consuming spelt versus products made from regular flour....

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Pukka Turmeric Active – herbal care for the active in a teabag
Mar23

Pukka Turmeric Active – herbal care for the active in a teabag

Veggy Malta tried out Pukka Turmeric Active, an organic herbal tea. This is one of Pukka’s 42 blends of herbal teas. All organic. The Pukka Turmeric Active, as the name implies is targeted towards those individuals with an active lifestyle. If you go out jogging or power walking, or do some other regular exercise Pukka Tumeric Active is a convenient herbal tea ideally suited for your active lifestyle. This is because of the...

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Bidni organic farm – fresh veg and free range eggs
Mar16

Bidni organic farm – fresh veg and free range eggs

Veggy Malta went to Marsaskala. To be precise I went to Bidni, which is between Haz-Zabbar and Marsaskala. There further in from the quaint chapel of Madonna tad-Dawl, there is Stefan and Antoinette’s organic farm. Their farm is a registered organic farm. The farm actually started as a hobby where Stefan and Antoinette Psiala could grow their own food without pesticides but is slowly taking up more and more of their time. It...

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Bare English & Co – splashing a dash of organic and vegan teas on your lips
Mar12

Bare English & Co – splashing a dash of organic and vegan teas on your lips

Veggy Malta met with Sarah Crockford to talk about Bare English & Co Lip Balm. In short this is an organic, vegan, tea infused lip balm. It is after all still cold, although spring is just round the corner. So what’s the story behind these lip balms? Sarah said that her cousin in Canada (a vegan chemist) started off in the kitchen fiddling about with ingredients. She infused a mix of oils with green and white tea. One tweak...

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Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup – plug and play organic vegan soup
Mar09

Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup – plug and play organic vegan soup

Veggy Malta tried out Langbein’s Daily Meal Soup, an organic vegan soup in a glass jar. The main thing behind the Daily Meal Soup is how simple and convenient it is. All you need to do is shake the jar, open it and heat it for 2 minutes at 600w in a microwave and enjoy. That is your lunch served in a jiffy. I actually tried out all three soup flavours. The tomato basil soup, the pumpkin mango soup and the sweet potato soup with...

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Eyes on Koawach – an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee
Mar06

Eyes on Koawach – an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee

Veggy Malta tried out Koawach, an organic energy chocolate drink that is an alternative to coffee. The main ingredient is guarana. Guarana is Latin American plant. It gained popularity when the Jesuit missionaries in the Amazon realised that when the tribesmen consumed the seed they managed to hunt for extended periods of time. In fact the name reflects the Guarani Indian tribe in the Amazon, who ate the plant seeds. A number of...

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Nutrifree Mediterranean Soup – a filling gluten free soup
Feb22

Nutrifree Mediterranean Soup – a filling gluten free soup

Veggy Malta tried out NutriFree organic zuppa Mediterranea (Mediterranean soup).  Another important feature about this soup is that it is gluten free and it is vegan as well. The zuppa Mediterranea is actually a product targeted for the internal Italian market. Fortunately, since Italian products are allowed on Maltese shelves we can have it here as well. This augurs well, as that means it meets the Italian domestic standard of food....

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Organic and natural hair products range from Natural Health Malta
Feb21

Organic and natural hair products range from Natural Health Malta

Veggy Malta met up with Diane Cassar from Natural Health Malta to discuss organic hair products. Obviously given my blatant lack of hair I didn’t actually try these product ranges. Natural Health Malta has three saloons across the island, in Mellieha, Naxxar and in Hamrun. There use two main brands; Organic Colour systems and Tints of Nature. Organic Colour Systems is a professional salon range, and Tints of Nature is a home use...

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Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure
Feb06

Seed and Bean – an organic kaleidoscope of pleasure

There is a new chocolate range in town! It’s Seed and Bean. I tried my pick on the Mandarin and Ginger. This is one of the many vegan chocolates in the range. The mandarin and Ginger has 72% cocoa. The thing I liked most about it is that whilst there is a subtly taste of the Italian mandarin and a hint of the Sri Lankan ginger, they do not overpower the taste of the cocoa. But that’s not all I have to say about this...

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Splat Organic toothpaste – recommended during pregnancy
Feb03

Splat Organic toothpaste – recommended during pregnancy

So I tried the Splat Organic toothpaste. I shifted from my normal toothpaste and started using it. In a couple of weeks, after finishing the tube I will update and tell you if my teeth have whitened as well in the process. For now let me tell you about my immediate reactions after using it for a few days. Clearly (as shown on the packaging) the toothpaste contains natural Aloe Vera. Although technically one is not supposed to swallow...

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Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes
Jan19

Farmer’s Deli – fresh organic fruit and vegetable boxes

Veggy Malta met up with Ingrid Zerafa from Farmer’s Deli, importers and distributors of organic fresh produce and other products. We curate. Farmer’s Deli started as a personal online shopper, with people entrusting us with what they buy themselves. From purchasing till delivery we curate and carry out meticulous quality control. Ingrid Zerafa Whilst Farmer’s Deli is very price-competitive, Ingrid says the emphasis...

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Barbuto – fresh organic vegetables and fruit delivered from Sicily
Jan13

Barbuto – fresh organic vegetables and fruit delivered from Sicily

The other day, I met up with Jean Paul Mifsud, former TV personality and owner of Barbuto. I knew Jean Paul when he was a TV journalist on Xarabank, but I had not yet caught up with him since he became an organic farmer. Jean too like myself, likes wearing hats, though unlike me, under his hat is a full head of hair. So whilst drinking a beer at La Bottega in Merchants Street, barbuto e calvo talked about the fresh organic produce...

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How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget
Dec29

How to be a vegetarian or vegan on a tight budget

Many ask if you spend more money if you go vegetarian or vegan? How this myth came about is a wonder. The reality is that it is always about choices. But essentially, a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle means that you are removing meat (and fish) from your shopping bill. With this act you are removing a big cost factor (meat). Yet if you still are having trouble with the grocery bill Veggy Malta is offering a few tips that can help you...

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