21 Naturally Blue Foods

Blue Foods

Blue foods capture the imagination because they are so rare in nature. Who doesn’t know a kid who sticks their tongue out in glee after chewing blueberries? Let’s get to know some real blue foods and find out why they’re so few and far between! What makes food Blue? Naturally blue foods get their colour … Read more

Orange Fruits (the colour orange)

orange-fruits

Orange coloured fruits (including oranges) get their hue from carotenoids, also known as carotenes. There are 1100 different carotenoids, the most prominent of which are beta carotene and lycopene. Carotenes have been linked with better eye health, but also higher risks of lung cancer.  We covered them only partially in our carrots post, so here’s … Read more

Calories in Freemans Organic Farm Produce

Freemans Organic Farm

Freemans Organic Farm, located in Queensland’s Currumbin Valley deep in the Gold Coast Hinterland is nothing short of a national treasure. The farm has been growing some of the finest fruit and vegetables in the country for generations (since 1915 in fact!). The Calorie Counter Australia team believes in the ethos and principles of organic … Read more

Lemon Rind, so about that Zest…

Lemon Zest

Lemon zest is the top part of lemon rind after it has been scraped, cut, grated, peeled, or pared off. The rind is the citrus fruit’s skin. It has two main parts: the outer flavedo and the inner albedo, also known as the mesocarp, or pith. Zest of lemon is a common baking ingredient, think … Read more

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