New Research: Plant Protein and Mortality

A major study, involving more than 102,000 post-menopausal women, has found a higher plant protein intake to be linked with a 9% lower risk of all-cause mortality, and that substituting red meat, eggs and dairy with nuts was associated with a lower risk of death from...

P1044 – Plain English Allergen Labelling

Certain foods and ingredients can cause severe allergic and other adverse reactions in some people. The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) requires these to be declared on labels when they are present in food. On 25 February 2021 the Code was amended...

Can nuts help me sleep?

Melatonin, magnesium and selenium have all been linked with getting a better night’s sleep – and nuts contain all three! Melatonin: Nuts are a top source A review paper, which looked at the melatonin content of a large number of foods, found nuts have the highest...

Sodium content in common snacks

*Serve sizes are based on the serve sizes provided in the Australian Food Composition Database: Muffin (berry): 163g; Instant noodles: 145g sachet (cooked and drained); Potato crisps: 50g packet. Where serve sizes are not provided, standard serve sizes have been used:...
Rocket salad with pears, walnuts, Brazil nuts and dates

Rocket salad with pears, walnuts, Brazil nuts and dates

Serves 4 Ingredients 2 pears 1 bag of rocket leaves 8 Brazil nuts 8 dates For the sauce: 1 tablespoon of mustard juice of ½ lime 6 tablespoons of olive oil Instructions 1. Wash the rocket leaves. 2. Cut the pear into thin slices and chop the dates. 3. Roughly chop or...