Meet the Superfoods You Can Buy at the Supermarket
It seems like every other week there’s another ‘til-now forgotten healthfood being dug up by researchers and touted as the next big thing. Case in point: matcha powder and banana flour. Both traditional ingredients outside of the Western world, both just coming to our collective attention.
Remember when you didn't know what quinoa and chia seeds were? These once unusual ingredients are now more common than kale (another former superfood “flavour of the month”) in green juice. Happily, as these foods become more familiar they also tend to drop in price, but unless you live near a healthfood store or organic market they can still be hard to find.
To that end, Time magazine has pulled together a list of lesser-known foods that still kick goals when it comes to providing your body with vitamins and minerals. The best bit? They're all available at the supermarket. Keep reading for the intel on what you should add to your grocery cart!
Love quinoa? This high-fibre seed is also native to the Americas and was a staple of the traditional Incan diet. It works well in chopped salads or as a side to grilled meat, but we particularly love this sweet recipe for Blueberry, Almond and Amaranth bars from Oh My Veggies.
Commonly used in Indian cooking, fenugreek is available in both seed and powder form, and is also an ingredient in most curry powders. Consider adding a teaspoon to soups and stews, or try your hand at this tasty recipe for Mushroom Masala from Cook Republic.
Humble celeriac's true beauty lies on the inside. This earthy alternative to potato is packed with vitamins K and C, and is low in carbohydrates (it's considered a non-starchy vegetable). Try it as mash or shaved in a salad like this one from Happyolks.
Do you already add any of these grocery buys to your cart? What do you think will be the next big superfood?