As recycle centres start to reopen across the UK our thoughts return to a plastic pollution. This is a topic very close to our hearts as many of our followers know. At the beginning of the year, we worked in collaboration with Plastic Pollution Awareness and Action Projects (PPAAP) to help raise awareness of plastics being used by the food industry, in particular takeaways.
Being able to operate sustainably is important to us as a business. We have been working hard to reduce our plastic waste, reuse as much as possible and recycle responsibly.
We want to encourage all our customers to do the same, here are some ideas:
- Any leftover food could be composted or if appropriate, donated to a local food bank.
- Reuse your carrier bags. We are moving away from single-use plastic bags as much as possible, however, if you do receive a delivery in a plastic bag ensure you recycle it appropriately.
- Many supermarkets now offer plastic bag recycling. Don’t bin them, save them and next time you are passing a supermarket drop them off.
- Our food containers are made of aluminium and can be recycled with your normal recycling bin. Please ensure you wash them first.
Ramadan came to a close on Saturday and was celebrated with the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration (Festival of Breaking the Fast). Traditionally shared with friends and family, this year we celebrated at home. Despite staying at home, we still managed to enjoy the festivities.
Do you know your rice?
Did you know that there are around 6,000 different varieties of rice cultivated in India. The most popular being Basmati rice. The name means “fragrance-filled” which means it’s particularly good to use in savoury dishes such as Biryani as well as complementing and enhancing the flavours of sauce-based curries by providing a unique nutty, warm base flavour.
Every state of India has its own native rice varieties all offering many different nutritional benefits.
Here Are Four Of Our Favourites
Brown Rice – originated from southern India, it is also known as whole grain rice as only the husk is removed prior to cooking It is full of manganese, phosphorus, vitamin B6, fibre and selenium.
White Rice – it is milled rice (also known as polished rice) that has had its husk, bran and germ removed which alters the flavour, texture and appearance. This process helps to preserve the rice and extends its shelf life. It is the most commonly consumed rice in India and it said to relieve digestive disorders.
Black Rice – is a rare and ancient variety of rice grown in the north east and southern parts of India. It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants, as well as packed with protein. This makes this rare rice punch above its weight in health benefits helping fight against heart conditions, cancer, Alzheimer’s as well as eye conditions.
Sticky Rice – popular in the north east of India, it is great for immunity and stimulating brain functionality. Also known as Glutinous rice, sweet rice or waxy rice due to its opaque grains which are very low in amylose making it sticky when cooked.
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