How to Read Foodstuff Labels: Ingredient List and Nutritional Information Table

You know how books have a table of contents that explains what's inside? Or maybe you have a toy that came with a diagram that identified each small piece. An Ingredient List and Nutritional Information Table are very similar. They tell you what's exactly inside the food you're eating and list its parts and quantities. So what is really in the food you are eating? Have you ever taken the time to look? Being familiar with ingredient lists is especially important for individuals with food allergies. Read more…


Mulled apple juice “THE EL FUEGO DE MANZANA”

(The Apple-Fire)”

Mulled cider, also called apple cider, is traditionally an unpasteurized and unfiltered non-alcoholic drink made from apples. This Mulled Apple Juice is the perfect drink to warm up with, when you get back from a hard day's work, or when you want something a bit fancy to have in front of the fireplace, or heater! Read more...


How to Read Foodstuff Labels: Introduction

Reading food labels will make it much easier for you to compare foods and find the best product for your nutritional needs. It will assist you and your family to make better choices, it can help you limit the amount of fat, sugar, and cholesterol in your diet as well as to find food items higher in vitamins, fibre, and proteinRead more…


Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE NUTTY PROFESSOR”

A smoothie is a delicious, thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy and fruit juice products typically using a blender!

Smoothies are also one of the most athlete-friendly drinks. Packing in the nutrients, calories, and hydration that are so essential for top performance, smoothies offer magnificent ways to fuel the body for high-intensity workouts and equally important recovery afterwards.

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“Z” is for Zucchini!

Q: What is a zucchini’s favourite game? A: Squash!

The zucchini or courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly 1 metre in length but is usually harvested when still immature at about 15 to 25 cm. In South Africa, zucchini is also known as a baby marrow. In a culinary context, the zucchini is treated as a vegetable; it is usually cooked and presented as a savory dish or accompaniment. Botanically, zucchinis are fruits, a type of botanical berry called a "pepo", being the swollen ovary of the zucchini flower. Read more…


Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE KICKSTARTER”

A smoothie is a delicious, thick and creamy beverage made from pureed raw fruit, vegetables, and sometimes dairy or fruit juice products, typically using a blender. It has several great benefits for balanced diets and healthy, active lifestyles:

-         Aids in digestion

-         Balances hormonal functioning

-         Boosts brain power

-         Controls cravings

-         Controls mood swings

-         Curbs sleep disorders

-         Detoxifies the body

-         Enhances immunity

-         Fights depression

-         Helps to lose weight

-         Improves bone health

-         Improves skin

-         It’s a source of antioxidants

-         Makes you feel full

-         Prevents heart disorders

-         Prevents hydration

-         Reduces chances of cancer, and many more!

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“Y” is for Yuca!

Yuca root (joo-kah) is also referred to as Cassava, yuca is a starchy tubular root like a potato, and is not to be confused with yucca (yuck-ah), which is an unrelated fruit-bearing shrub. Believe it or not, this is where we get tapioca: the cassava root is dried and ground to a powder to make tapioca. Yes, that tapioca pudding or bubble tea all started with yuca! Other names for cassava or yuca are Brazilian arrowroot and manioc. Read more…


Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE BERRYNANA”

Smoothies are becoming more and more popular as a meal replacement, and for good reason! It has many great benefits for balanced diets and healthy, active lifestyles! It prevents hydration, fights depression, improves bone health, detoxifies the body, boosts brain power, prevents heart disorders, reduces chances of cancer, helps to lose weight makes you feel full, controls cravings, aids in digestion, it’s a source of antioxidants, curbs sleep disorders, enhances immunity, improves skin, controls mood swings, balances hormonal functioning, and the list goes on! Our second magnificent Magalies Fruit Juice Smoothie we would like to introduce to you, is called the “BERRYNANA”! Read more...


“X” is for Ximenia Fruit!

Ximenia, also known as a sourplum (“suurpruim”), is a small tree or small shrub that is thinly branched. In particular, the sourplum is native to regions in South East Africa, mainly Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The fruit are generally sour with a dry aftertaste, however contains significant amounts of potassium. The tree itself is fairly hardy, with frost resistance and drought tolerance. The tree, fruit, seed, leaves, and roots are all used for human consumption, medicinally, or for fuel. Read more…


Fruit Juice Smoothies – “THE MANGOGONUT”

Smoothies are simply delicious and have many great benefits for balanced diets and healthy, active lifestyles! It helps to lose weight, prevents hydration, makes you feel full, controls cravings, aids in digestion, it’s a source of antioxidants, curbs sleep disorders, enhances immunity, improves skin, detoxifies the body, boosts brain power, controls mood swings, fights depression, improves bone health, prevents heart disorders, reduces chances of cancer, balances hormonal functioning, and the list goes on! Let’s waste no more time, and introduce you to our first magnificent Magalies Fruit Juice Smoothie, the “MANGOGONUT " Read more...