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Raising awareness of diabetes risk

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

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We’re interested in healthy eating - because it’s good for you as well as tasting good. So we welcome awareness-raising weeks like Diabetes Week which is happening now. People from across the UK are coming together to share their experiences of living with diabetes and raise awareness of what it is like to live with the condition.

The theme of Diabetes UK’s Diabetes Week (which runs until 20 June) is #DiabetesStories

Diabetes affects 4.9 million people in the UK, including almost a million people living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. If not managed well, all types of diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke. There is currently no known cure for any type of diabetes.

Chris Askew OBE, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said: “We’ll be celebrating the incredible diabetes community by sharing stories of people with diabetes and what the last year has been like for them.”

Diabetes UK’s free online Know Your Risk tool helps individuals measure their risk of type 2 diabetes, while you can find out more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes here.



New places to shop!

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to welcome some stockists in three lovely parts of the country.

First up - Hertfordshire and Carpenter’s Nursery and Farm Shop, the oldest farm shop in St Albans, Hertfordshire.  The award-winning Farm Shop has a wide range of own grown produce. https://www.carpentersnursery.co.uk/farm-shop

You can also shop for Easy Bean products at Leaf & Ground in beautiful South Gloucester with a host of attractions on the 20 acre site as well as the well-stocked shop. https://leafandground.com/

Or check out the soon-to-open farm shop at Horner Farm in Minehead, Somerset. https://www.facebook.com/hornerfarmexmoor/



#ShineALightOnCoeliac

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

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It’s Coeliac Awareness Week and, with a prevalence of one in 100, coeliac disease is very common in the UK. But many other people may still be struggling with unexplained symptoms.

Coeliac disease (pronounced see-liac) is a serious illness where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues when you eat gluten. This damaged the lining of the gut and means the body can’t properly absorb nutrients from food.

It’s important to say that Coeliac disease is not an allergy or food intolerance. And if a first degree family member (such as mother, father, sister or brother) has the condition then the chances of having it increase to one in ten from one in 100.

Coeliac disease has a wide range of symptoms whichrange from mild to severe and can include bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, wind, constipation, tiredness, mouth ulcers, sudden or unexpected weight loss (but not in all cases), and anaemia.

Once diagnosed, the only treatment for coeliac disease is a gluten free diet. Gluten is found in wheat, barley and rye. Some people are also sensitive to oats. Once gluten is removed from the diet, people generally start to feel much better.

We’re pleased that people can shop gluten-free at Easy Bean without compromising on taste.



A great day out!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

We had a brilliant time at the weekend, meeting new faces and seeing old friends.

Thank you to Clive and Ellie (our dad & daughter team) for representing Easy Bean at Eat:Castle Cary on Saturday. It was wonderful.

And the weather held up! We were quite glad to be snug and warm for the bank Holiday downpours yesterday. Here’s to better weather and brighter days ahead.



What can you do?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

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Today is “Earth Day” and the theme this year is “Restore Our Earth.  People are being asked to look at how they can reduce their impact on the planet but, importantly, to think about how they might take action to repair fragile ecosystems.

Perhaps take the time this weekend to do a little recce of your local area and see which bits could do with some tic. Or join a campaign pressuring councils / governments to step up.

Talk to your friends and neighbours about their concerns and perhaps focus on the views of younger people.

Whatever your concern there are bound to be other people who share your worries.

Many raindrops make a mighty river!



More chances to buy!

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to welcome two new stockists, both from charming towns with a wealth of history.

Earthfare in Glastonbury - home of magic and mystery - is our chilled range.  https://earthfare.co.uk/about-us/

Meanwhile French & Day Delicatessen has just received a first order. The shop can be found in Ware, Hertfordshire, resting place - no pun intended, of the historic Great Bed of Ware! ttps://www.facebook.com/frenchandday/



Price promotion time!

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

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We are pleased to let you know that we are on price promotion in April with Holleys Fine Foods.
There will be 15% off Crackers (Red Lentil, Green Pea & Fava Bean) and Crispbread (full range).
https://www.holleysfinefoods.com
Happy shopping



They’re crackers!

Thursday, March 25th, 2021

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We’re so pleased to tell you that we have added to our popular Bean & Seed Cracker range two new flavours - Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed.

The innovative crackers are handmade in our Somerset bakery using protein-packed pulse flours, milled in the UK from British grown crops. That’s 100% natural ingredients and with no added sugar, gluten-free and dairy-free and suitable for vegans.

Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed is made using flour milled from split yellow peas. A sweet and nutty tasting cracker, perfect for a mid-morning snack or serve with a soft cheese and a glass of wine.

Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed is made using chickpea flour and lightly spiced for a taste of India. Delicious eaten on their own or serve with a dal or a fresh raita dip.

The crackers are packed in 160g cartons each containing four handy pouches. The attractive, brightly coloured packaging, synonymous with the Easy Bean brand, incorporate illustrations of the vine and the pod. Packaging is recyclable with the film being made from biodegradable polypropylene. The carton is made from sustainable sources.

The original Bean & Seed Crackers; Red Lentil & Poppy Seed, Green Pea & Chia Seed and Fava Bean & Poppy Seed have all been awarded Great Taste Awards. The range is available nationally from Wholesalers or direct from Easy Bean.

8 x 160g cartons per case RRP £2.95.

Enquiries: Tel 01963 441493   hello@easybean.co.uk

Enjoy!



A healthy diet option

Friday, March 12th, 2021


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It’s hard to eat well all the time - but the sad fact is that at a population level, the likelihood of death from COVID-19 is significantly higher in countries where more than half the adult population is classified as overweight.

A new World Obesity Federation (WOF) report shows that by the end of 2020 COVID-related deaths were around 10 times higher in countries where more than half of adults are overweight.

“COVID-19 is not the first respiratory viral infection exacerbated by overweight. Data from the last two decades on the impact of MERS, H1N1 influenza and other influenza-related infections show worse outcomes linked to excess bodyweight,” the report says.

Our Mixed Bean Chilli has the lowest calories of all our meal pots but, because it is high in fibre, we find it delicious and filling as well. Hopefully a win-win for us all.



Saturday, March 6th, 2021
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We are currently on price promotion with our wholesaler Cotswold-Fayre - check out our ad on its home page under promotions.
The offer is for 15% off crackers and crispbread in March.
Curd and Cure is another wonderful wholesaler and our Seeds & Black Pepper crispbread is currently starring appears on its home page under ‘new products’. Hashtag thrilled! https://www.curdandcure.co.uk/