Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Go Back to Black Pudding for a Superfood Boost

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Go Back to Black Pudding for a Superfood Boost

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BACK away from the kale - BLACK PUDDING is being hailed as the next big superfood for 2016.

Bury's famous blood sausage delicacy is set to fly off the market stalls this year after being singled out for its high protein, iron and zinc content.

News of the fry-up favourite's supposed health benefits comes as no surprise to producers including the Bury Black Pudding Company.

Spokesman Peter Winkler said: "We've known it for years - it's just taken 50 years for everyone else to cotton on.

"If you look at what goes into a black pudding - or certainly ours, anyway - you'll wonder why it was never described as a superfood before.

"The blood is high in iron, which is good for the immune system and can help to prevent fatigue and anaemia, and zinc as well, which is also good for your immune system.

"We also use fresh onions, which have anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antiinflammatory qualities, and then you have barley, which is considered a super-grain in itself.

"It's thought to be good for blood glucose stability, your cardiovascular system and even cancer prevention."

The delicacy is also lower in fat and salt than you might think, with only 2.5 per cent fat and 1.4g sodium per 100g in the Bury Black Pudding Company's product.

"The misconception is that it's very fatty, because people look at all the little flecks of white in it and mistakenly think its all fat," said Peter.

"There are a few bits of fat that are very bright white but most of what you are seeing is actually the barley."

The superfood tag is expected to translate into a sales boom for the company and rivals including market neighbour Chadwick's, as it has done for other so-called superfoods such as kale, goji berries and beetroot juice in recent years.

"I'd certainly rather sit down to a plate of black pudding than a plate of kale," said Peter.

"Kale might be high in one nutrient but black pudding is high in loads - it's a super superfood."

Tempted to try it? Here are a few places you can tuck in BURY MARKET THERE'S no more authentic place to eat the town's famous delicacy than its equally famous market hall. …

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