A healthy alternative for cooking & baking
May 15, 2015 – 9:44 am | 2 Comments

With all the benefits of coconut but none of the strong flavours, our new odourless coconut oil is a versatile addition to your cooking repertoire. Coconut oil benefits from a low melting point and high smoke point, so it can be used to replace butter in your baking but is also ideal for stir fries and roasting.

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Do you have super powders?
June 26, 2015 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

The big news in health foods right now is nutrient-dense superfood powders, if the way they’re flying out of our warehouse is any indication. Here we’re giving you the lowdown on some of our most popular superfood powders, why they are so beneficial and how to incorporate them into your diet.matcha tea

Matcha

This powdered green tea has been drunk for centuries by Buddhist monks as part of tea ceremonies, to keep them alert and focused during long days of meditation. Matcha has similar properties to regular green tea, but the health benefits are turbo-charged since you consume the finely powdered leaves rather than just the infusion.

How to use it: How about an iced matcha latte? Make a teaspoon of matcha powder into a paste using warm water. Add a little agave syrup if you want some sweetness. Shake up the mixture with chilled milk (we like almond milk), or blend it with ice for the full-on coffee shop experience.

Try Clearspring Matcha Tea 10 x 40g TE243

Lucuma

Native to the Andean valleys of Chile, lucuma is a fruit that looks a bit like an avocado, but with orange flesh. Lucuma has an impressive nutritional CV; it’s rich in antioxidants, iron, zinc, calcium and B vitamins. It’s also a great source of potassium, which is said to help prevent muscle cramps, regulate metabolism and ease fatigue, making lucuma a great addition to a post-workout smoothie.

How to use it: With a soft caramel flavour, powdered lucuma is great for a sweet tooth and can be added to cakes, cookies and smoothies. Or enjoy lucuma the way Peruvians do and mix it into homemade ice cream.

Try Naturya Lucuma Powder 6 x 300g, MD151

Maca

Maca is a relative of the radish and is sometimes known as Peruvian ginseng. This clever little root acts as a natural energiser and is a source of vitamin B6, calcium and iron which can help to regulate your metabolism. With its high levels of zinc, it can contribute to healthy fertility and reproduction too.

How to use it: Maca has a great malty flavour that works well in hot drinks and smoothies, or added to porridge and baking. Try this energy-boosting smoothie: put a banana, a teaspoon of coconut oil, two teaspoons of maca powder and a little honey in your blender, then whizz it up with enough almond milk to create a good consistency.

Try Rainforest Foods Maca Powder 6 x 300g, MD261

Spirulina

Spirulina is an impressively vivid single-cell green algae that’s been around for thousands of years. It’s rich in vitamin B12 and a good source of iron. It’s also high in magnesium, which is said to be good for the nervous system, as well as a range of amino acids.

How to use it: Hardened health foodies drink it in green smoothies and juices, but we’d recommend adding it to strongly flavoured foods like brownies or soup. Try adding it to flour when making home-made pasta for a vibrant green colour as well as a health boost!

Try Naturya Spirulina Powder 6 x 200g, MD155

Cacao

Cacao is essentially the same as the cocoa used to make chocolate, but captured in its raw form for maximum health benefits. In its pure form cacao contains several amino acids and is rich in magnesium, potassium and iron. It has similar health benefits to the other superfood powders we’ve mentioned, but the difference is this one tastes amazing too!

How to use it: In your blender whizz up an avocado, 75g of cacao, a drop of vanilla extract and maple syrup to taste. Once it’s all smooth, tip into bowls and chill for a super-healthy and rich chocolate mousse.

Try Creative Nature Cacao Powder 12 x 200g MD103

 

Product Recall – Suma Peanut Butter Crunchy – No Salt 700G
June 3, 2015 – 3:08 pm | No Comment
Product Recall – Suma Peanut Butter Crunchy – No Salt 700G

During December 2014 Suma received a complaint about a foreign body in one of our jars of peanut butter.
We take every complaint about the quality of Suma products extremely seriously, and as such, our Quality …

A healthy alternative for cooking & baking
May 15, 2015 – 9:44 am | 2 Comments
A healthy alternative for cooking & baking

With all the benefits of coconut but none of the strong flavours, our new odourless coconut oil is a versatile addition to your cooking repertoire. Coconut oil benefits from a low melting point and high smoke point, so it can be used to replace butter in your baking but is also ideal for stir fries and roasting.

Product spotlight: coconut sugar
May 14, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment
Product spotlight: coconut sugar

Coconut sugar is a wonderful alternative to white or brown sugar in baking. It is much less refined, has a low glycemic index and contains essential vitamins and minerals unlike normal sugar. It’s easy to use and makes your baking taste wonderful.

Inspiring products lined up for Barcelona’s Free From Food Expo
May 6, 2015 – 3:45 pm | No Comment
Inspiring products lined up for Barcelona’s Free From Food Expo

Here at Suma we have a wide range of free-from foods to offer, and we’re thrilled to be exhibiting them at this year’s Free-From Foods Expo in Barcelona.

Product spotlight: tamari
April 21, 2015 – 10:41 am | No Comment
Product spotlight: tamari

Tamari is a traditional Japanese sauce which lends itself to many styles of cooking. It is naturally gluten-free, unlike soy sauce and can also be used as a salt substitute. Learn more about how to use Tamari in this post.

Organic velvet 1kg
April 17, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment
Organic velvet 1kg

We are delighted to announce yet another new arrival to the Suma coffee family

Chetna’s chai latte cake
April 8, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment
Chetna’s chai latte cake

Try this fabulous chai latte cake recipe developed by the Great British Bake Off contestant Chetna, using the wonderful Drink Me Spiced Chai Latte Powder
Clicking on the ingredients in the list will take you to …

Spring Summer brochure 2015
March 26, 2015 – 1:58 pm | No Comment
Spring Summer brochure 2015

This Spring Suma are offering lots of great new products, these are included in our new Spring Summer brochure, so here’s a taster from us, Suma, the workers cooperative where things are altogether better.

Suma bloggers network – March/April recipe round-up
March 19, 2015 – 11:28 am | No Comment
Suma bloggers network – March/April recipe round-up

The March / April recipe round up from Suma’s network of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free bloggers containing 10 delicious and healthy recipes.

Suma tree planting weekend
March 18, 2015 – 2:15 pm | No Comment
Suma tree planting weekend

‘We aim to operate in a way which balances running a successful business with the environmental impact of our actions.’
The above statement is one of the foundations of Suma’s ethical policy. It is no mean …