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Porridge with pomegranate seeds

Friday, 12 October, 2018

The list of benefits from starting the day with porridge is legendary. This simple mix of oats and water contains protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, vitamin B, vitamin E and phytochemicals, while the high fibre content in porridge is said to improve digestion, reduce high blood cholesterol and help prevent heart disease. In other words, the package of nutrients that is porridge will fill your tummy at breakfast and help boost your immune system throughout the day.

The pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a beautiful fruit filled with red “jewels” or arils that contain juicy nectar. Pomegranate seeds are rich in vitamin C and potassium and they contain a high number of antioxidants, which help protect the body against inflammation and free radical damage. Formula: porridge + pomegranate = goodness.

Porridge with pomegranate seeds


Big porridge

Wednesday, 6 May, 2015 1 Comment

The Irish milling company Flahavan’s has been run by the Flahavan family since 1785 in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford. Oatmeal became popular in the 18th century when it was mixed with whiskey as a cure for the common cold and it was around this time that oatmeal porridge became a regular breakfast dish. Note: Oats are a source of vitamin B1 (thiamin), which is crucial for the nervous system.

How to make porridge: Put 50g of oatmeal in a saucepan, pour in milk or water and add a sprinkle of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Serve in a bowl and add your preferred topping.

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