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Ingredients:
1 medium brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 cups Sujon’s Mango Chunks (defrosted)
¾ cup coconut cream
2 heaped teaspoons red or yellow curry paste
1 large head of broccoli
5-6 large mushrooms, chopped
2 medium-large chicken breasts
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve with rice and/or salad or your choice.
Method: 
In a large pan, sauté onion and garlic in oil for 2-3 minutes.
Once browned add the chopped chicken breast and season in salt and pepper.
Once chicken is sealed, add curry paste and stir for 1-2 minutes, pour coconut
cream over the chicken, add mango, broccoli and mushrooms and let it all simmer for about 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
Serve on rice or with salad.
Serves: 2-3
Preparation: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
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Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspsoon baking soda
1 cup oat flour
½ cup almond flour
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch of salt
2 tablespoons peanut or almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil (plus more for cooking)
½ cup milk (of your choice)
Method:
Beat the eggs and banana together until smooth, baking powder, baking soda, salt,
nut butter, coconut oil (melted) and milk and blend again.
Fold in the oat and almond flours until well combined.
Heat a non-stick fry pan with a little coconut oil until hot, but not too hot, they
will easily burn.
I used a ¼ cup measuring spoon to scoop out the batter into the pan, gently spread it out evenly and leave until you see small bubbles appearing on the surface, and the top not so wet.
Flip and cook for another minute on the other side.  These pancakes will take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes.
Serve with a generous helping of defrosted Sujon berries, coconut yoghurt, and chopped banana and enjoy with a drizzle of maple syrup!
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20-25minutes
Cooking time: Up to 30mins (cooking in batches)

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Ingredients:
1.5 cups fine/quick cooking oats
½ cup almond flour
½ cup coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup honey or maple syrup
3 tablespoons nut butter
1.5 cups Sujon Blueberries
2 tablespoons honey
¼ cup water
¼ cup chia seeds
Method:
Combine the oats, almond flour, coconut, baking powder and salt and mix
thoroughly.
In another bowl mix the melted coconut oil, sweetener and nut butter together until well combined.
Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until everything is blended together.
In a small pot place the defrosted Sujon blueberries, honey and water and bring to the boil, let it simmer for a few minutes and gentle mush some of the blueberries, its nice to have a few whole ones but we want a bit of a jam texture.
Take it off the heat and mix the chia seeds through. Leave aside to cool.
Spread ¾ of the total mixture into a non-stick baking tin.
Spread the blueberry chia seed jam mixture over the muesli base and sprinkle the rest of the oaty mixture on top.
Bake at 160 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Once cooked, leave in the tin for 10 minutes and then let cool on cooling trays.
Wait until it is totally cool before cutting into pieces.
Makes: about 18 slices
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 40-45 minutes

 

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Base:
3 apples, peeled and chopped
3 cups berries
¼ cup water
½ tsp cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
Topping:
2 cups oats/natural muesli
1 cup quinoa
1 cup mixed nuts, seeds, coconut
1/2 cup honey
Method:
Place fruit into a baking tin or dish, ready for the crumble. Add the water,
cinnamon and honey and bake until the apple is soft. About 40 minutes at 160
degrees.
In another bowl, mix together the oats, quinoa, mixed nuts and seeds. Drizzle
the honey over while mixing, aiming to cover the whole of the mixture lightly.
Once the fruit is soft, add the crumble mixture on top and bake for another 30
minutes or until golden brown, being careful not to burn it.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20-30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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Ingredients:
3 cups frozen raspberries
1 frozen banana
½ cup coconut water
2 tablespoons of honey
Method:
Blend berries and banana with a high-speed blender until smooth, slowly add
coconut water and honey, while blending until you have a thick but smooth
consistency.
Serve immediately. This is so delicious and refreshing!
Serves: 2
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: Nil

 

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White layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

¼ cup coconut cream

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Purple Layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

1/2 cup coconut cream

2 tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant powder

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Desiccated coconut for sprinkling on top

 Method:

For the white layer: In a blender whiz the coconut until it becomes a fine powder, you may have to stop and scrap down the sides and whiz again. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until all combined.

Place the mixture into about an 8 inch slice tin lined with baking paper. Press down with the base of a cup (or something with a flat surface) to ensure it is firm and even into the tin. Set it aside in the freezer while you make the purple layer.

For the purple layer: Use the same directions as above just adding the purple layer ingredients (more coconut cream and Sujon’s Black currant powder).

Take the white layer out of the freezer and press the purple layer evenly over the top. Let it set in the freezer about 20-30 minutes and then take it out, cutting it into even squares. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes: approx 12-14 pieces, depending how big you want them!

Preparation: 30-35min

Setting time: 20-30min

beauty concept skin aging. anti-aging procedures, rejuvenation, lifting,Okinawan Japanese love of ‘purple sweet potatoes’ is good news for Sujon’s blackcurrant consumers concerned about aging!

A UK research team visited the Island of Okinawa in Japan and spent a lot of time talking to the Okinawans. They wanted to understand how and why Okinawans seemed to age better than virtually any other social group on earth. Brain disease amongst the Okinawans was 50% that of Western societies; they had on average 80% less chance of a heart-related health issue than Western societies; and they lived longer.

The Okinawan diet was believed to hold the key for their elevated anti-aging health statistics with Okinawan’s eating an extraordinary amount of purple sweet potatoes: on average half a KG each per day.

The research team was headed by Dr Paul Kroon, of the Institute for Food Research, Norwich University, in the United Kingdom. Dr Kroon explained in the interview that he believed the anthocyanin’s in the sweet potatoes were the cause of the benefits. Anthocyanin’s give foods a distinctive vibrantly purple colour.

According to Dr Kroon’s research Purple Sweet Potatoes contain 53mg/100gm of anthocyanin’s. Other foods tested by the team were: blueberries 161mg/100gm; blackberries 161mg/100gm; aubergine 86mg/100gm; red cabbage 40mg/100gm. But they found that the star of the purple food group were blackcurrants with an exceptional 592mg/100gm.

Dr Kroon’s advice for Western societies was to enjoy more purple food in the diet and especially blackcurrants.

Sujon’s frozen blackcurrants (available throughout NZ in supermarkets) and Sujon Blackcurrant powder (available on-line or in most health food stores) are rich in purple anthocyanin’s! Both can be enjoyed as part of a regular balanced nutritional diet.

Important: the above information addresses the topic of aging and will be of strong interest to many Sujon blog-readers. It certainly signals an exciting nutritional concept. But it is important to stress the following:

•The research is indicative of a possible value to humans but nothing is proven yet.

•The amount of blackcurrants needed to provide any possible value to humans isn’t known yet and people should enjoy blackcurrants as part of a balanced diet of many foods; especially fruits and vegetables.

•Readers should not use the above information in any way to treat themselves without discussing first with their medical advisor.

‘The Berryblogger’.

super smoothie bowl

Sujon Smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant powder

¾ cup Orange or apple juice

Fruit toppings –  Sujon’s blueberries and a kiwifruit!

Coconut flakes (add as a topping for an extra crunch!)

Chia seeds – for added topping

Method:

Blend the Sujon Blackcurrant powder and juice in a blender until smooth

Recent research has shown that juices and extracts from the NZ Blackadder variety of blackcurrant contains Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s) which is why it is thought to be useful in protecting and supporting healthy brain function. But these same inhibitors (found in some anti-depressants) can interfere with certain medications so people being treated for conditions such as Parkinson’s or depression should consult their medical professional before consuming any Blackadder variety blackcurrant juices or extracts. Sujon Berryfruits Frozen blackcurrant berries and Blackcurrant Powders contain no Blackadder juice or by-product. Sujon uses only NZ-grown Ben Ard blackcurrants in its product range but Sujon Berryfruits does recommend that if you are on any MAOI medication the safest approach is to avoid taking any blackcurrant product until you have discussed the matter with your medical professional.

2016 Highlights: 

  • Sujon Berryfruits New Zealand’s Number One Frozen Retail Berry Brand.
  • Sujon’s pioneering sport research continues to result in some wonderful news for global athletes.
  • Sujon welcomes top NZ food industry execs Bob Major and John Molyneux to Sujon’s governance and management team: Bob as Chairman and John as CEO.
  • Our best Christmas berry recipe ever!

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  • Sujon was the pioneer of national frozen berry production and marketing in NZ. Sourcing and producing best-berries will always be our core business so we were thrilled that: Sujon is the Number One NZ retail frozen fruit brand in NZ supermarkets (Source: Aztec MAT NZ retail statistics July 2016).
  • The team at Sujon Berryfruits pioneered the world’s first research into the use of blackcurrants for sports stamina and sport recovery. Over the years that pioneering research has resulted in some amazing research being done by top world scientists in their fields. This year Professor Mark Willems and his team in the UK had their research on sports recovery using NZ blackcurrants published in ‘The Sport and Exercise Scientist’ (Full research paper here). Professor Willems and Sujon Berryfruits have worked together on a number of projects; in 2015 Prof Willems came to Nelson to visit the team that started the global “blackcurrant-sport research concept” and review his work with us. Expect more blackcurrant research to be published in 2017.
  • With all these things happening, we realised we needed help to capture the potential of our work to date and continue to create jobs for our staff and increased market opportunities for our growers. And so, this year, we were thrilled to have Bob Major join the company as Chairman and John Molyneux as CEO. Bob has an amazing background as Chairman or Director for a number of highly entrepreneurial NZ exporting companies and John Molyneux as a very successful consultant for high-tech R&D for food producer groups. The depth of knowledge these two bring to our team means we really can continue our goal to be a world leader in creating global demand for New Zealand berry-based consumer products.
  • And our recipe pick for you to enjoy this Christmas has been a favourite of ours for some years: a Christmas Mince Pie created for us that makes a truly unique kiwi-flavour: a delectable easy-to-bake sweet pie that can be enjoyed hot or cold, at the dinner table or out on a kiwi picnic! (Recipe here)
A Safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
From the Sujon Team.

 

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