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30 Ways to Join the Movement This Organic September

  There’s never been a better time to be a part of the organic movement than during Organic September this year. In the face of climate change, diet related ill-health and widespread decline in wildlife, a transition towards sustainable food and farming systems that work with nature offers a way to begin combating these issues With more of us seeking to make choices that minimise our impact on the planet, organic offers a simple, trusted way to be more sustainable in our daily lives. There are so many ways you can be involved with the organic movement this September, from learning more about what organic means and sharing this knowledge with friends and family, to supporting the organic farmers in your local community and learning to...

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The History and Health Benefits of Cumin Seeds

Cumin – ‘The King of Condiments.’  Flavour – Earthy| Herby | Woody  Spice Story Evidence of cumin in Egypt’s pyramids suggests that it was in use more than 5,000 years ago. The Ancient Greeks and Romans used cumin as a table seasoning alongside salt. It was regarded as the ‘king of condiments, ‘ by Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder. In modern day Georgia and Africa, salt combined with cumin is still a popular seasoning. From the 7th century CE, Arab traders transported cumin on their spice caravans to North Africa and east to Iran, India and Indonesia and China. Consequently, it became a key component in many regional spice mixes including Baharat (Middle East), Garam masala and Panch phoran (India)...

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Organic vs Non-Organic Spices...?

Did you know that during the famous spice trade of the 15th century, some spices were worth more than the value of gold? While a lot has changed since that time, it’s still quite interesting to pose the question of what makes a spice so valuable today. The answer can only rest in the journey that it’s taken from garden to shelf. To truly harness the beneficial properties contained within spices, we take a step away from conventional spices and dive into the world of organic spices. The true power of organic spices While many health buffs are deeply aware of the importance of buying organic fruits and vegetables over regular produce, that awareness doesn’t often cross over to their...

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Reduce Your Exposure to Pesticides

  Organic means working with nature. The Soil Association standards require higher levels of animal welfare, lower levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable land management:

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How to Lose Weight With Coriander Water

Coriander stimulates digestive enzymes and juices, which are known to enhance our digestive system. They are a good source of fibre too which promotes weight loss. It goes without saying that weight loss needs discipline and dedication. It is not a feat that can be achieved overnight. Your diet forms a significant part of weight loss journey. Swapping unhealthy, refined and fattening ingredients with healthy and wholesome ones can go a long way in shedding those extra inches around your belly. In addition to foods, there are plenty of herbs that are known to induce weight loss as well. Coriander is one such herb that is known for its incredible digestive and weight loss benefits. It is tough to imagine...

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