The Good Stuff: Nutrition and Benefits

From floret to stem

With its parents being broccoli and Chinese kale, you can imagine how much of a healthy choice Tenderstem® is. It gives you variety in a balanced diet, and an 80g serving (that’s about six stems) is equal to one portion towards your recommended five a day.

Vitamins
and minerals

Tenderstem® is a nutritional powerhouse! There’s twice the vitamin C content in Tenderstem® than in the same fresh weight as oranges. It’s high in vitamin A and potassium and is a good source of iron, vitamin B6 and calcium. Tenderstem® contains one of the highest levels of folic acid, which is vital for expectant mothers looking to reduce the risk of spina bifida in babies, and valuable for the treatment of anaemia and fatigue.

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Carotenoids and glucosinolates
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Carotenoids
and glucosinolates

Tenderstem® boasts high levels of carotenoids and glucosinolates, which can help fight the risk of cancer. Glucosinolates help reduce heart disease.

Nutritional
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Tenderstem® is just packed with goodness

Nutritional Properties
Packed Full of Goodness

Eat Tenderstem® as often as you can as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

  • Energy(k joules)112kJ
  • Energy(k calories)26kcal
  • Protein (Kjeldahl)3.3g
  • Total Carbohydrate (by difference)5.6g
  • Carbohydrate (avail)2.4g
  • Total Sugars (Enzymic)2.2g
  • Fat (Weibull-Stoldt)0.4g
  • Saturates0.14g
  • Monounsaturates (cis)<0.1g
  • Polyunsaturates0.21g
  • Trans Fatty Acids<0.1g
  • Fibre (AOAC) Total3.2g
  • Sodium (Na)12.0mg
  • Moisture (Vac 70°C)89.5g
  • Ash (@ 525°C)1.15g
  • Protein N Factor6.25
  • Calcium (Ca)74.0mg
  • Iron (Fe)9.6mg/Kg
  • Potassium (K)380mg
  • Beta Carotene3420μg
  • Beta Carotene (as Retinol Equivalents)570μg
  • Folic Acid30μg
  • Vitamin B60.12g
  • Vitamin C117.5mg

Superfoods

Tenderstem® is a true superfood. Superfoods are foods which are rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals or other plant chemicals. The foods below are all great superfoods, some of which we’ve combined with Tenderstem® to create recipes that not only taste great, but keep you feeling great.

  • Tomatoes contain antioxidant Lycopene, and are particular effective when cooked rather than raw.

    Tomatoes contain antioxidant Lycopene, and are particular effective when cooked rather than raw.

    Tenderstem® and Chicken Vietnamese Noodle Soup

    try this recipe

  • Walnuts, although high in fat, offer omega 3 oils as long as raw or lightly roasted.

    Walnuts, although high in fat, offer omega 3 oils as long as raw or lightly roasted.

  • Garlic stimulates immune system, may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It’s a good antiviral and helps the body detoxify. It’s best used raw or lightly cooked

    Garlic stimulates immune system, may help lower cholesterol and blood pressure. It’s a good antiviral and helps the body detoxify. It’s best used raw or lightly cooked

  • Chickpeas have a low glycaemic index and high fibre that helps blood sugar control. They’re also high in magnesium.

    Chickpeas have a low glycaemic index and high fibre that helps blood sugar control. They’re also high in magnesium.

  • Avocados are high in monounsaturates, which are important for a healthy heart. They also help detoxify oxidised fats and may lower cholesterol.

    Avocados are high in monounsaturates, which are important for a healthy heart. They also help detoxify oxidised fats and may lower cholesterol.

  • Red peppers are high in the antioxidant Beta-Carotene, which is helpful for a healthy heart.

    Red peppers are high in the antioxidant Beta-Carotene, which is helpful for a healthy heart.

  • Red onions help calm inflammatory responses.

    Red onions help calm inflammatory responses.

  • Sweet potatoes are known to contain beta-carotene.

    Sweet potatoes are known to contain beta-carotene.

  • Live yoghurt is important for gastrointestinal and probiotic functions.

    Live yoghurt is important for gastrointestinal and probiotic functions.

  • Lemons are rich in vitamin C and help the absorption of non-haem iron from vegetables and as such are important for vegetarians.

    Lemons are rich in vitamin C and help the absorption of non-haem iron from vegetables and as such are important for vegetarians.

  • Cinnamon is said to help reduce cholesterol and maintain blood sugar levels.

    Cinnamon is said to help reduce cholesterol and maintain blood sugar levels.

  • Almonds are relatively low in fat and high in vitamin E.

    Almonds are relatively low in fat and high in vitamin E.