Raw Fairies


Glossary

Acai berries

Pronounced “ass-eye-eee”. Super berry from South America. Dark purple skin is high in anthocyanins (purple pigments) that are very powerful anti oxidants.
 

Acerola cherries

Also known as the Barbados cherry because they grow in the West Indies. One of the highest natural sources of vitamin C (20 times the amount in oranges, by weight).
 

Agave nectar

Low Glycaemix Index natural sweetener extracted from cactus-like plant. Mild flavour a bit like honey, but much sweeter.
 

Aloe vera

Gel obtained from the leaf of the prickly aloe plant, native to Africa. It is used externally to treat wounds and internally to support the digestive and immune systems.
 

Barley grass

Differs from wheat grass both nutritionally and in taste. When freshly juiced, it is a rich source of vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals.
 

Bee pollen

Said to be Nature’s most complete food, containing all amino acids and high in B vitamins, minerals and trace micro nutrients.
 

Cacao

Also known as cocoa. The main ingredient in raw chocolate. Full of anti oxidants and a good source of magnesium.
 

Chia seeds

Chia is a plant native to South America. The seeds are rich in beneficial omega 3 fatty acids and essential minerals.
 

Chlorella

Single-celled tiny algae that grows in fresh water. Also found in dark green leafy vegetables. High in chlorophyll.
 

Coconut water

Found in the core of young green coconuts (not to be confused with coconut milk). Hydrating fluid that is high in potassium.
 

Flax oil

Contains a high proportion of omega 3 essential fatty acids (often lacking in a typical Western diet).
 

Goji berries

Also known as Chinese wolfberries. Nutrient dense fruit very high in anti oxidants.
 

Hemp

The seeds are actually fruit, not seeds, although they have a nutty flavour. A good source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids.
 

Himalayan pink salt

A pure and unprocessed type of salt (totally unlike table salt) that is rich in minerals.
 

Maca

Powder derived from a turnip like vegetable that grows high up in the Peruvian Andes, where soils are extremely rich in minerals.
 

MSM

Stands for methylsulfonylmethane. A naturally occurring form of dietary sulphur that builds collagen, making it good for skin.
 

Nama shoyu

An unpasteurised soya sauce that has a rich, full bodied flavour.
 

Purple corn

Powder from purple coloured corn cultivated mostly in Peru. High in anthocyanins (purple pigments) that are very powerful anti oxidants (purple corn contains more than blueberries).
 

Seaweed

A rich source of antioxidants, B vitamins and iodine, which is needed for the thyroid gland to function properly (and this controls the body’s metabolic rate).
 

Spirulina

Dark green micro algae that is a source of protein, essential fatty acids and B vitamins.
 

Stevia

Gel and powder form derived from a native shrub originally found growing wild in highlands of Paraguay. Very potent, natural, low calorie sweetener.
 

Sunflower greens

Baby plants from unhulled sunflower seeds, very rich in chlorophyll.
 

Tahini

Sesame seed paste that is a creamy rich source of protein and calcium.
 

Tocotrienols

Extracted from husk of rice bran (or other cereals), they have a mildly sweet flavour. Part of vitamin E family so high in anti oxidants.
 
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