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Pepper's Newsletter August 7, 2018

Pepper's Newsletter August 7, 2018

Good morning!  You know, it's always so nice to get away from it all every now and then but it's also nice to get back to reality and back to work. So here we are again, Tuesday morning, with another newsletter and a list of new goodies to tell you about. And of course our new advertised specials kick in today as well. But first, here's hoping your Civic Holiday was as bright and sunny as the weather here on the island! 

Let's see, where should we begin? How about by talking about cacao butter! Ecoideas Organic Cacao Butter is new to Pepper's and it's such a versatile item that you're going to want to make sure to put a bag in your basket. Why? Well, the Equadorian grown cacao pods that are used to make the butter are grown on farms where farmers and workers are paid a fair wage (certified Fair Trade). And with every purchase, funds are also contributed to support the farmers' local communities. So there's that. Also, this is pure, unrefined butter. No chemicals are used to process it and it shows in the smooth texture, rich flavour and buttery aroma. "But what is it used for" you may be asking? It can be blended into smoothies, used in raw desserts or melted into hot cacao drinks. But it's also an excellent body moisturizer, lip balm and hair treatment! Certified gluten-free.

If you've been consuming quinoa and brown rice and perhaps even farrow because of their health benefits but you're now so sick of all of them that you can't even stand it anymore then maybe it's time to get freekeh. It's actually pronounced free-kah but you might just freak out when you find out why this ancient grain is so beneficial. But just a heads up: this is wheat, so it is NOT gluten free.

Essentially this is a cereal food that is made from green durum wheat.  As per Wikipedia: the grain is roasted and rubbed to create its flavour. It is an ancient dish derived from Levantine and North African cuisines,[1][2] remaining popular in many countries of the eastern Mediterranean Basin where durum wheat originated.[3] The wheat is harvested while the grains are yellow and the seeds are still soft; it is then piled and sun-dried. The piles are carefully set on fire so only the straw and chaff burn. Under these conditions, the high moisture content of the seeds prevents them from burning. The roasted wheat is then threshed and sun-dried to achieve a uniform flavour, texture and colour. This threshing or rubbing process of the grains gives this food its name, farik or “rubbed”. Finally, the seeds are cracked into smaller pieces that resemble green bulgur.[1]

 Another website, Greatist.com, has this to say about this "new" ancient superfood: When it comes to nutritional benefits, there's no question that supergrain freekeh has the upper hand. It dominates quinoa (and a lot of other grains). Freekeh is low in fat and high in protein and fiber. Serving for serving, freekeh has more protein and twice as much fiber as quinoa. (A 42g serving of freekeh has six grams of fiber and six grams of protein, versus quinoa’s three and five-and-a-half, respectively.) This means freekeh keeps you feeling full long after you've eaten it, so it's a smart option for anyone focused on weight loss  . Freekeh is also lower on the glycemic index (wholegrain freekeh GI = 43), making it a great choice for people managing diabetes or those just trying to keep their blood sugar steady. To top it off, this power-packed grain is high in iron, calcium, and zinc, and acts like a prebiotic, promoting the growth of good bacteria in your digestive system. 

So there you have it. Now you have something else delicious to add to add to your shopping list. Pick up a tin of Ecoideas Whole Greenwheat Freekeh and give quinoa a rest.

At Pepper's we're always trying to give our customers the most options in terms of offering a varied selection of products. And now we have two new butters from Natrel gracing our shelves. Natrel Organic Salted Butter and Natrel Lactose Free Salted Butter are here (finally). Eastern Canada was first to get these two but now us Westerners can enjoy them as well! Yippee! 

Here's one for the meat lovers. Cape Herb & Spice Texan Steakhouse Rub offers a succulent sweet and spicy barbecue flavouring to not just steak but also poultry and seafood. Season a nicely oiled steak with this rub 30 minutes before you place it on the grill and keep the tin handy to add more flavour while you've got the meat on the heat! And speaking of heat, Cape Herb & Spice Ghost Chilli packs a mighty whallop. Designed for the die hard chilli enthusiast, this spice tops out at over 1 million scoville units. How hot is that? Remember that scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark when Belloq opens the Ark releasing the powers inside and Major Toht's face melts? Now you're in the ballpark. Use as a spice rub, marinade or table seasoning. You've been warned!

If you do decide to go ahead and play with fire, you should know that we now have Thelma's Frozen Lemonade on tap in the slushie machine! Might want to keep that nearby...But even if you don't try out the ghost pepper powder, this is such a refreshing beverage to take with you down to the beach on these dog days! 

My sister-in-law told my son the other day that cheese was her most loved food. She said that she would take it any day of the week, even over anything sweet. Well if you're like her then you need to try Air Cheese Cheddar or Gouda! Air Cheese Bites are made of premium natural cheese, dehydrated without any other ingredients, and puffed through a special process, resulting in a crunchy, airy, and protein-rich cheese snack. No refrigeration required! Perfect for munching on the go or when you're pounding through your favourite Netflix series!

And finally, we have Activia Probiotic Yogurt with Oats, Almonds and Fruit in Plain or Vanilla! Discover the new Activia source of fiber; a delicious snack of probiotic yogurt topped with a crunchy mix made of cereals, dried fruits and nuts. And with over 10 billion Bifidobacterium lactis per 100g, your gut will thank you for it!

Don't forget to have a look at the attached flyer to take advantage of some excellent pricing on loads of items from every department!

Until next week, take good care!

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