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FODMAPS: More than a Gut Feeling
FODMAPs are all the rage at the moment but what exactly are they? FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides and Polyols) are actually a group of sugars that aren't completely digested or absorbed in our intestines and have earned themselves a bad name amidst the IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) community. Magical Mangosteen breakfast bowl by Saskia They move slowly in the small intestine, attracting water. And when they move into the large intestine, they are fermented by gut bacteria, producing gas. It is this extra water and gas that cause the intestinal wall to stretch and expand, resulting in pain and discomfort, especially in IBS sufferers who are already predisposed to a highly sensitive gut and slow motility...
Eat a Rainbow: Colour Me Kooky!
We've always heard about the benefits of eating a rainbow but what exactly does that involve? To put it simply, it basically means maintaining a diet that includes a wide range of fruits and vegetables. Plants contain a range of pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their colour and different colours correspond to specific nutrients and health benefits. Interestingly, almost ALL studies show numerous benefits from eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables, with literally no downsides! By incorporating a variety of colour in your diet, you're giving your body an array of vitamins, minerals and phytochemical, which is great for health. Here at Kooky, we love living life in technicolour and that...
Kooky Breakfast Bowls: The Best Way to Start your Day!
January is always a tough month – we’re reeling from Christmas festivities and winter has started to lose its charm. The dark, cold days and frosty mornings certainly do nothing for the chill in our bones! If you’re looking for something to take the edge off and replace that with a bit of tropical sunshine, look no further. Warming Mango Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Bowl by Ki @kis.kitchen_ What we have truly enjoyed since founding Kooky, is seeing the incredible breakfast bowls that our Kooky Cooks and Kooky Munchsters have created! Warming and nutritious, we can’t think of a more wholesome way to start the day. It doesn’t matter if you’re Team Oats or Porridge Platoon, you can...
Cop27 in Egypt - Green & Ethical Checklist from The Guardian
The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paris Agreement, was held from 6-20th November 2022 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. We were proud to feature in The Guardian Green & Ethical Checklist published during Cop27. As mothers, we feel the pressing need to protect our planet and create a safe and sustainable planet for our children and the generations ahead. Climate change and the ensuing collateral damage can no longer be ignored. We are taking steps to address these issues and are now members of 1% for the Planet, pledging 1% of our annual earnings to the charity, with the funds distributed to various environmental organisations globally. We are...
Multi Award Winning Dried Fruits: Unique Tropical Fruit
WOW, we've won! And we still can't quite believe it! All our fruits are officially award winners - from The Great Taste Awards 2022, Nourish Awards 2022, Nourish Kids Awards 2022 to Free From Food Awards 2022, we're so pleased to say we've bagged them all! 🏆 Freeze Dried Mangosteen Freeze Dried Mango Freeze Dried Jackfruit Gently Dried Dragon Fruit Gently Dried Banana When we first started Kooky, it was almost an entirely different time and space, with us somewhat naively thinking that our main challenge would be to convince Westerners to accept and love our exotic fruit. Little did we know...
First Anniversary Pop-Up Shop
Pop up dreams do come true, after all! And just like that, our Kooky store has come to life! Hosted by the inimitable Nathalie Mayfair, we couldn't possibly ask for a more stunning space to peddle our fruity wares - centrally located in Hanover Square, home to a wonderful curation of exquisite products and quintessentially Kooky! It was fortuitous timing as well, with the launch coinciding with our 1st birthday. We celebrated the milestone with a wonderful hamper, which included generous contributions from some of our favourite food & drink, as well as lifestyle brands. In true Willy Wonka fashion, customers had to dig deep into their limited edition Kooky boxes and should they chance upon the Golden Ticket, the prize was...
Stocking Stuffer Ideas | Have a Very Kooky Christmas!
Are you looking for stocking stuffer ideas for your friends and family? Here, we’ve put together a list of quirky and rustic homemade festive gift ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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