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Black pudding joins the ‘superfood’ roll of honour in 2016

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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.

Bacon and black pudding roll © Macsween

Bacon and black pudding roll © Macsween

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.

Seared Skye hand dived scallops on Stornoway Black Pudding with orange and honey dressing

Seared Skye hand dived scallops on Stornoway Black Pudding with orange and honey dressing

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.

Breakfast at the Viewfield House Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye

Breakfast at the Viewfield House Hotel, Portree, Isle of Skye

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!

Chocolate and Chilli black pudding, beetroot tart © Macsween Foods

Chocolate and Chilli black pudding, beetroot tart © Macsween Foods

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.

Feeling inspired? Read our NEW (and completely free) recipe book and find delicious dishes by famous Scottish chefs that you can make at home.

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