Our Wholefoods Range
Our delicious Wholefoods range is made up of natural, wholesome foods. Products are prepared with minimal added ingredients with absolutely no added salt, sugar, artificial flavours or colours.
Eating from our Wholefoods range could help you lead a healthier lifestyle. Foods that have had nothing added and nothing taken away means that we are eating all of nature’s goodness. This is especially true of wholewheat pasta and brown rice which contain all of the grain.
The Co-operative Wholefoods range consists of over 70 products, focussed around healthier alternatives to salty or sugary snacks and hearty, wholesome ingredients to create some fantastic healthy dishes.
Dried fruits are a convenient way to your 5 a day. Just 2 tablespoons provide one of your 5 a day portions; a great addition to your lunchbox or for nutrition on the go. In addition most dried fruit such as prunes and apricots are great sources of fibre.
Nuts and Seeds
Nuts and seeds, when eaten in small quantities are a great part of your diet. They can add variety and crunch to breakfast cereals and salads. Depending on the choice you make they are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals; for example walnuts are a good source of omega 3, and just a few brazil nuts provide you with your daily allowance of selenium. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of iron and sunflower seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin E.
Beans and pulses
Dried beans and pulses are great to have in your store cupboard. They do need soaking, but this can be done overnight. However for ease and convenience they can be bought ready to use in tins. Most people are surprised to know that these foods can contribute to your 5 a day and are also excellent sources of fibre.
Beans and pulses are the basis of many interesting and healthy meals. For example, chick peas in houmous, kidney beans in chilli and cannellini beans in tomato sauce. Lentils can be used in vegetarian lasagne, moussaka and in curries and dhal.
Cereals and grains
Cereals and grains are excellent sources of carbohydrate which should form one third of the food we eat. Wholegrain cereals are the best choice and give the added benefit of being good sources of fibre.