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Jackfruit as the new go-to meat substitute

March 18th, 2019

Jackfruit as we already know is a popular meat alternative being used in place of items like barbecue pulled pork. The fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is also grown in parts of Africa and South America. Americans have been using it as a meat substitute for a few years now thanks to a stringy texture that mimics pulled pork or beef.

Jackfruit is a good source of iron, calcium, and B vitamins, and using it as a replacement for meat may help cut calories and saturated fat from a diet.
It should be noted that jackfruit has a much lower protein content compared to meat, estimated at 2.8 grams per serving versus around 21 grams.

Jackfruit as the new go-to meat substitute

March 18th, 2019

Food companies have long been in the habit of trashing ingredients that aren’t pretty enough to sell, but conscious consumers are making waves. The battle against food waste isn’t new – campaigns encourage the use of food scraps and “ugly” produce in restaurants, and plenty of farmers and merchants outside of the big supermarket chains have never been shy about selling misshapen goods. But it’s gaining even more momentum in 2019.

Pretty food isn’t any healthier than the less Insta-worthy stuff, and reducing food waste is important for the planet. We at Roberts of Port Dinorwic love those crooked carrots.

“Ugly” food is shining

March 18th, 2019

A staple dish of Venezuelan and Columbian cuisine that has been enjoyed for centuries, arepa is the name given to a crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside corn patty that’s becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

These bready pockets are made using ground corn flour which has been pre-cooked in water and dried, which is then combined with seasoned water and a touch of oil, shaped into a burger-like bun, and griddled or grilled – or fried, baked, boiled or steamed.

They’re then typically filled with anything, from meat to cheese and pulses.

Their rise in popularity is partly due to being 100 per cent gluten-free, and easily adaptable for the growing vegan and vegetarian sector. Simple, authentic, full of flavour and highly versatile making a winning food.

Street food trends : Arepas

March 11th, 2019

Are you ready to further develop your culinary skills?

Roberts of Port Dinorwic Ltd is a leading manufacturer of cooked meats and ready meals to the UK Food Service Industry supplying products to blue chip food service customers, retailers and manufacturers.

We are looking for an NPD foodie to join our Development team working on innovative and creative meal solutions.

The Person:

·         Passion for food, is innovative, creative and can make food to love

·         Thorough understanding of flavours, ingredients and cook technology 

Sounds like you?

e.mail simon.davies@roberts-wales.co.uk

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