Introducing our new recipe labels

If you often browse the salad aisle of your local Morrison’s, Asda, Lidl or Waitrose you may soon notice a little addition to our salad cress punnets.

That’s right, we have launched our recipe labels. Something we have been working on for quite a while, quietly behind the scenes.

As you will know, one of our main missions at B Sow Healthy is to put salad items such as salad cress back on the menu, to regain its rightful title as a valued and vibrant little seedling while shouting from the rooftops about its fantastic health benefits. This is where our recipe labels come in, to help inspire you to use salad cress in your favourite dishes.

From today you may see our Beetroot and Feta Cheese Salad recipe label on the shelves. As we move through the year, we will be profiling lots of other exciting dishes, helping to encourage you to use salad cress in every day, simple and healthy meals.

Now, taking a quick look at salad cress’ health benefits. Here are a few of its nutritional qualities:

  • Vitamin C salad cress is a good source of vitamin C, which is an essential part of our diets as it helps to protect cells and keep them healthy, it maintains healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage. Vitamin C is necessary for proper growth and repair and for healthy skin, bones, teeth and reproduction. It is also involved in the metabolisms stress hormone. Some evidence suggests that vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine and may help to damp down allergic reactions. It also has anti-viral and antibacterial actions and is used to treat or prevent common colds and influenza.
  • Folic Acid – folic acid, another nutrient found in salad cress, helps the body to produce healthy red blood cells, and reduces the risk of central neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, in unborn babies. Folic acidhelps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.

Salad cress is not only healthy and easy to cook with, it is also very cost effective. We hope our recipe labels inspire you to pick up a punnet and create some lovely dishes for light lunches or healthy main meals.

If you pick up a punnet, or try one of our recipes, don’t forget to share a photo on Instagram by tagging @b_sowhealthy.