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Why is Sustainable Food Production Important?

Why is Sustainable Food Production Important?

Why is sustainable food production important? This week at I Am Kooky, we’re exploring how we promote healthy eating, whilst also protecting our environment.

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Microbiome and Health: Ensuring You Maintain Optimal Gut Health

Microbiome and Health: Ensuring You Maintain Optimal Gut Health

Here at Kooky, we’re looking at the science behind your microbiome and health. Find out everything from what your microbiome is, to how you can support it.

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Running a Marathon for Charity | Kooky x Women for Women International

Running a Marathon for Charity | Kooky x Women for Women International

Running a marathon for charity: Kooky founders, Aline and Deena, extended their passion to advocate for rebuilding women’s lives after conflict with the charity.

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New Product Launch | Introducing Our Kooky Fruit Snacks

New Product Launch | Introducing Our Kooky Fruit Snacks

Introducing our new product launch! Our Kooky fruit snacks are delicious, unique and guilt-free, making them the perfect fruity snacks for all the family.

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Simple and Healthy Snacks to Make When You're Busy or On-the-Go

Simple and Healthy Snacks to Make When You're Busy or On-the-Go

We know how busy life can be, so we’ve listed some super simple and healthy snacks for when you’re busy and on-the-go to save you time and keep you healthy!

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Gently-Dried Fruit vs Freeze-Dried Fruit: What's the Difference?

Gently-Dried Fruit vs Freeze-Dried Fruit: What's the Difference?

Here at Kooky, we love all of our delicious dried fruit snacks equally, but do you know the difference between our gently-dried fruit vs freeze-dried fruit?

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How is Freeze-Dried Fruit Made?: Behind the Scenes

How is Freeze-Dried Fruit Made?: Behind the Scenes

How is freeze-dried fruit made? This week, we’re taking you behind the scenes of Kooky to find out more about the process of how our delicious freeze-dried fruit is made.

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I Am Kooky Branding: Empowerment and Diversity

I Am Kooky Branding: Empowerment and Diversity

Welcome to Kooky! This week, we’re taking a look at how the tiger has helped us convey a powerful message within our I Am Kooky branding.

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The Magic of Freeze Dried Fruit

The Magic of Freeze Dried Fruit

I knew there must have been some sort of sorcery behind freeze dried fruit when it was the only way my fussy toddler would consume his 5 a day. Fruit averse, he would happily crunch on freeze dried mango and even ask for more – music to my mummy ears! This, however, is more than hocus pocus. It is a Sciencey magic called Lyophilisation, first deployed by the clever folk at NASA who needed a lightweight, portable, nutrient rich food for its astronauts. Apart from munching them whole, we also like to add our freeze dried fruit to our breakfast muesli, bake with them and more recently, steep them in hot water like you would a tea and Abracadabra! The...

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Benefits of a Sustainable Diet: How to Live Well Whilst Supporting Our Planet

Benefits of a Sustainable Diet: How to Live Well Whilst Supporting Our Planet

Here at Kooky, we understand the importance of living well and supporting the planet. So, this week, we’re looking at the benefits of a sustainable diet.

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Welcome to Kooky! | Healthy Freeze-Dried and Gently-Dried Fruit

Welcome to Kooky! | Healthy Freeze-Dried and Gently-Dried Fruit

Welcome to Kooky: launching our unique line of freeze-dried fruit and gently-dried fruit, with diversity, culture, and acceptance at the core of our values.

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Our Fruits have International Roots

Our Fruits have International Roots

Just like co-founders, Aline and Deena, Kooky’s selection of fruit have truly international roots.  ​     While the product range is specially sourced in Thailand, they actually have global origins. Jackfruit is native to South India while dragon fruit is borne of the cactus plant and is originally from Mexico and Central America. Many botanists believe the mangosteen had its origins in Malaysia or Indonesia. Bananas and mangoes probably need no introduction and different varieties, with varied taste profiles, can now be sourced from many countries, ranging from Spain to Africa!

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Kids get Kooky! (Part 1)

Kids get Kooky! (Part 1)

When testing our products on friends and family, we soon realised that kids were some of our biggest fans. Many of the younger ones were incredulous that they were actually eating fruit. ‘But it’s like a chip!’ ‘It fizzes on my tongue!’ ‘How can this be chewy and crunchy at the same time?’ As mums who were often greeted by ravenous pre-tweens after school, we were merely looking to incorporate some variety in their snacking habits. Our daughters and their friends suddenly preferred the deep chew of dried banana to a gummy bear, and chose the airy crunch of freeze dried mangosteen over a clawingly sweet meringue. But it was perhaps when my son actually chose a dried dragon fruit...

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Meaning of "Kooky"

Meaning of "Kooky"

                 Kooky is an adjective, born in 1959, by American English teenagers, possibly as a shortening of the word cuckoo. It is now defined, in the Cambridge Dictionary, when related to a person as strange in his or her appearance or behaviour, especially in a way that is interesting. Crazy, funky, odd, peculiar or unconventional are all synonyms of kooky.   This perfectly defines our range of tropical fruit which come with their own unusual, quirky and uniquely beautiful look!

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Benefits of Freeze Dried Fruits

Benefits of Freeze Dried Fruits

Not only does freeze-dried fruit pack a punch in terms of flavour and texture, it's also great to chomp on whilst on-the-go. Here are some benefits of freeze-dried fruit and why it's taking the snack world by storm!       The Benefits of Freeze-Dried Fruit   Freeze-dried fruit retains the original vitamins, nutrients and natural enzymes far better than other forms of drying or preservation;   Due to the removal of water in the dehydration process, freeze-dried fruit is more concentrated in vitamins, nutrients and all the good stuff;   Has a longer and more stable shelf life than fresh fruit;   Easily combined with other food; can be added to cereals, porridges, puddings, desserts and also used in baking;   Light and...

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Mixed Salad with a Touch of Purple

Mixed Salad with a Touch of Purple

   Ingredients for the salad:Iceberg lettuce, spring onions, a small tin of sweet corn, carrots, cherry tomatoes, Romano peppers, Kooky dragon fruits Preparation ca. 15-20 minutes:1. Chop & slice all ingredients according to your mood & creativity... your mixed salad is done with a natural purple touch!2. Add some grilled chicken breast for a well-balanced & healthy meal!!!

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