We know it as one of Scotland’s tastiest delicacies, but black pudding now has another accolade to shout about – it’s being hailed as the newest superfood.
Joining the likes of blueberries, kale, sweet potato and avocado, good quality black pudding is believed to have great nutritional benefits when eaten as part of a balanced diet. It’s thought to be a good source of calcium, magnesium and potassium, as well as protein, and it contains particularly high levels of iron, an essential mineral required by every cell in the body.
Although black pudding has been enjoyed throughout Scotland for centuries, it has hit the news in the last few days when it was predicted to increase in popularity in 2016.
Fancy seeing what all the fuss is about? You’ll find black pudding on lots of menus throughout the country or you could try incorporating it into some recipes at home. Try it sliced, grilled and served on a crusty roll, crumbled over a salad with a poached egg and leafy greens or alongside a full Scottish breakfast as a real treat. Yum!
Just make sure you buy a real Scottish black pudding – we do produce some of the best in the world, after all! Stornoway Black Pudding is so well-renowned it’s been granted PGI status (protected geographical indication) and there are plenty of local butchers making their own deliciously spiced puddings to traditional recipes – many will even deliver straight to your door.
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