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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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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’.

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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Perfect for training & general wellness. Elite Cyclist – Emma Grant, Elite Triathlete, NZ – Anneke Jenkins, 5x Triathlon World Champ, Spain – Javi Gomez Noya are just some of the people that love taking Sujon Blackcurrant Powder as part of the training regime.

A lot of people have been asking exactly what is the nutritional makeup of the Sujon blackcurrant powder? And how does it compare to other food sources?

With 22 x’s the Vitamin C of oranges, 5.8 x’s the anthocyanin levels of Blueberries, 139 x’s the  antioxidant levels of Cranberry; Sujon Blackcurrant Powder is a nutritional powerhouse!

Take a look below for a detailed breakdown of the Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.

 

Sujon Product

You can purchase Sujon Blackcurrant Powder direct, in capsule or powder form. FREE delivery worldwide.

Sujon blackcurrant powder, per 1 tspn (6g):

*48.9 mg Vitamin C

773 antioxidant activity

*134 mg anthocyanins

 

Per 100g Pack of Sujon blackcurrant powder:

*815 mg Vitamin C

12881 antioxidant activity (from excel doc)

*2224 mg anthocyanins

 

Comparing Sujon Blackcurrant Powder to other fruits:

  1. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has 22 x’s the Vitamin C of oranges and 8.76 x’s the Vitamin C of Kiwifruit.
  2. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has 5.76 x’s the anthocyanin levels of Blueberries, 16 x’s that of Cranberries and 18 x’s that of cherries
  3. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has the 139 x’s the  antioxidant levels of Cranberry,  207 x’s antioxidant level of plums, 208 x’s the antioxidant level of Blueberries, 245 x’s the antioxidant level of Blackberries

 

Your RDI for Vitamin C

**RDI Vitamin C is 45mg/day.

  1. With 1 tspn of Sujon Blackcurrant powder giving you 48.9mg of Vitamin C this gives you your RDI which is 45mg/day

 

Notes

^Oranges, whole have 36mg Vit C/100g, blackcurrants, (whole fruit, not freeze-dried) have 160mg Vit C/100g

Sources

*Cawthron Institute S35082-1 Antioxidant activity (Orac assay) Dr Carolyn Lister et al

**Nutrient Reference Value for Australia & NZ http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/n35.pdf

^Plant & Food NZ 2014 http://www.foodcomposition.co.nz/system/files/concise-11-edition.pdf

http://www.nzblackcurrants.com/vitamin-c/

http://www.nzblackcurrants.com/anthocyanins/

http://www.nzblackcurrants.com/antioxidants/

 

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This Cobbler not only tastes sensational, it’s a great preventative for the winter cold & Flu! Why?. Because New Zealand blackcurrants have 4 x’s the vitamin C of oranges and more antioxidants than blueberries, goji and acai berries… So, go on & get baking… It’s a MUCH better plan than opting for the flu shot, don’t you think! 🙂

Serves 8

Berry & Apple Mixture:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons corn-starch
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Sujon Blackcurrants
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

 
Batter topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Method:
1.     Preheat oven to 1800c.
2.    Place the blackcurrants, apples, sugar and water in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 mins.
3.    Mix the corn-starch with a little water and add to the fruit. Stir until slightly thickened. Pour into 20cm baking dish.
4.     Prepare the batter by mixing all of the batter ingredients together and whisking until smooth.
5.     Drop the batter over the berry mixture.
6.     Bake for 25-30 minutes.
7.     Serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream.

 
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This is just the best cheesecake recipe!

Gluten Free Version: To make this recipe gluten free, it’s simple – just make sure to buy gluten free biscuits. If you like ginger, I’ve tried the gluten free ginger nuts and they taste great in the cheesecake.

TIP: If you want to be uber organized and make this in advance, you can freeze the cheesecake by wrapping in a double layer of glad wrap and a layer of foil – it will freeze for up to 4 weeks.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 200g chocolate biscuit crumbs
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 360 grams cream cheese
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 10 g gelatine powder/granules dissolved in 50 ml boiling water, cooled
  • 250 g white chocolate, melted
  • 200 ml Double cream, lightly whipped (best is ‘Lewis Road’ it’s organic- so no additive & stocked at most supermarkets)
  • 150 g frozen *raspberries (do not defrost)
  • 200 g fresh *raspberries
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • 1/2 cup berry jam melted with 2 tbsp boiling water

* You can use any of your favourite berries here. For example, strawberries work great as well.

Directions

  1. Combine the biscuit crumbs and butter and press into the base of a greased 20 cm spring form tin.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and lemon rind using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in the gelatine mixture and chocolate until smooth, then fold in the cream and frozen raspberries.
  3. Pour the filling on to the prepared crumb base and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Just before eating, decorate with raspberries, pour some of the melted jam over and dust with icing sugar.

 

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NO FUSS… Ice cream made in your blender… DAIRY FREEblueberry icecream dairy free 🙂

SERVES: One large serving, or two small servings.

INGREDIENTS
2 bananas, sliced and frozen overnight or several hours
1/2- 1 cup frozen blueberries (You can swap this out for virtually any berry that takes your fancy!) Find your nearest Sujon stockist here (Blackcurrants, Strawberries, Mixed Berries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Cranberries…)
2 teaspoons honey

METHOD
Combine all three ingredients in the blender and blend, until creamy.
Make sure all is combined so its thick and smooth… and of course creamy!
Needs to be eaten right away.

ENJOY 🙂

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By Shirley Otton, Tournament Director, Nelson, New Zealand.

Nerves & excitement all round at the start of the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

We are ready for action!

We had a fantastic weekend of golf with great weather reflecting in some good scores.

With 68 players in the field on Saturday and 45 on Sunday there was a good spirit about with everyone having a good time and everything going to plan.

The Sujon Boysenberry juice in the Wendy House at the 15th went down a treat. It was light and refreshing in the hot conditions and just the tonic to calm their nerves and excitement at the chance of winning a car if they holed in one.

It was nice to experience their excitement, but unfortunately, no one holed in one.

The Sujon Frozen berries in the novelty hole prizes were well received, with ladies keen to use them when they got home for a dessert or even make their own juice.

Thank you so much to Sujon Berries for your support and sponsorship.

Frozen berries up for grabs at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

Sujon frozen berries up for grabs at the Nelson Women’s Golf Classic 2016 #LoveBerries

Have a break, have a Sujon blackcurrant powder drink- Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

Have a break, have a Sujon boysenberry drink!

Hole in one and WIN this car at the Nelson Womens Golf Classic 2016

The Hole in one to WIN this car created some excitement!

Ladies quenching their thirst with Sujon Blackcurrant Powder Drink at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

The ladies quenching their thirst with a Sujon Boysenberry drink, YUM!

Refreshments at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016 Nelson

Sujon refreshments keeping the ladies going strong 🙂

 

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