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In the market for… five-a-day

first_imgEncouraging consumers to eat five portions of fruit and veg a day is a big part of the food industry, writes Wayne Caddy. For consumers, the five-a-day concept makes sense and is easy to understand. Given this, can the baker target incremental sales with products specifically designed for achieving one of your five-a-day?Super fruity orange and raisin muffinThis muffin recipe is typical of a healthier product without any compromises on indulgence.IngredientsHeat-treated cake flour 1,000gBaking powder 60gSalt 20gRapeseed oil 480gEgg 480gOrange pulp with zest 760gHoney 760gRaisins 880gMethod1. Sieve all dry ingredients and weigh into a mixing bowl. Using a beater attachment, mix the dry ingredients until they are evenly combined.2. Add all the liquids to the bowl and mix for 2 minutes on first speed. Scrape down.Top tip: ensure the honey is weighed out last. The oil will stop the honey sticking to the sides of the container.3. Now mix on second speed for 3 minutes. Scrape down and mix in the raisins on first speed for around 30 seconds or until evenly dispersed.4. Deposit into large muffin case (120g). Alternatively, use a lined loaf cake tin.5. Add 5g of the orange pulp and zest.6. Bake at 200?C for 25 minutes or until golden brown.7. Brush with a little runny honey.Top tip: I discovered a great tinned orange and zest pulp supplied by Treelinks Ingredients – basically an unsweetened pulp packed with chunky zest. If you use freshly squeezed orange and grated zest, then I would recommend reducing the honey level accordingly to balance out the increased sweetness.I have based some of my research on the following sites. I found the NHS five-a-day site particularly useful:[http://www.5aday.nhs.uk]tinyurl.com/56gkw6[http://www.treelinks.net]Also, check out the FSA guidance to compliance version 1 April, 2008, based on European regulation No. 1924/2006 on nutrition and health claims made on foods.[http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk]last_img read more

Grenada’s Kirani James ‘recovering nicely’ – agent

first_img2012 Olympic 400-metre champion Kirani James is said to be recovering well from an illness that had sidelined him since April.The 24-year-old Grenadian, who was second to Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m at the Olympic Game in Rio last summer, had been sidelined since April with what is believed to be respiratory illness that saw him finish a disappointing sixth at the Drake Relays in April in a pedestrian 46.21s.His coach Harvey Glance told Sportsmax.tv following that underwhelming performance, that James’ season was being ‘put on hold’.“Anyone who has followed his illustrious career can tell he is not 100 per cent,” Glance said then in response to SportsMax.tv’s queries. “His season is on hold for now till we get him back to that point.”However, based on information recently received from James’ handlers, the athlete is back in training. “At this time we are pleased to report that he is recovering nicely from his illness,” said Seth Katz of AMG Property Sports Incorporated in an email responding to SportsMax.tv’s request for an update. He offered no additional information.James has had a relatively ordinary start to the 2017 season. At the Grenada Invitational on April 8, James was less than convincing while winning the 400 metres in 45.44s but was upstaged by Bahamian Steve Gardiner, who won the ‘B’ race in a world-leading 44.26.In Iowa he was even slower and was sidelined in an effort to get him back to full fitness. (Sportsmax)last_img read more