Cereal has been a staple of the British breakfast table for hundreds of years and these days with more and more people being health conscious, you’ll find a whole host of healthy cereals as well as nuts and seeds available not just for snacking, but also for growing your own.
You might think of cereal as being a bowl of goodness to start your day, but going back in time, cereal is also the collective name for any grassy product that is grown for food. Sure, there are lots of breakfast cereals that are made right here in Dorset but there are also various other cereals available so you can make your own. In fact, some of the UK’s favourite names in breakfast cereals are grown and produced right here in Dorset. The most common types of cereals harvested in Dorset include maize, wheat, barley millet, oats and rye.Read More...
Another great product of Dorset’s farms are nuts and seeds, which are known not only for allowing you to grow your own plants, but also a way of snacking in a healthy way. Nutritionists have long raved about the health benefits of nuts and seeds as they are a good source of protein, healthy fats, fibers, vitamins and minerals and for those of you watching your weight, are good because their fats are not fully absorbed, they regulate food intake and help burn energy.
Nuts you can find in the region include almonds, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts, as well as peanuts. For the seed fans, you can find everything from flowers to plants and vegetables. The most popular ones that can be found in the area include pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower and chia seeds.
Nuts and seeds help to promote a healthy diet and protect against heart disease and diabetes, so you can enjoy them without feeling guilty!
So whether you are looking to grab some seeds and nuts to add to your meals, eat as a snack or grab a few for your garden, you’ll find a great selection here.