Kombu Wholefoods Blog


Cooking With Cabbage

By on 7 October 2016 click here to comment

Cabbage is a very low glycemic index (GI) food that is low in calories, and high in fibre. It is an excellent source of vitamins K, C, and B6; a very good source of manganese, potassium, B1, folate, and copper; and a good source of choline, phosphorous, B2, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, pantothenic acid, B3, E and A. Analyses reveal that while all cabbages are excellent foods from both a nutritional and functional food perspective, different varieties contain differing levels of some key nutrients and phytonutrient compounds. For example, Savoy cabbage is highest in the isothiocyante compound sinigrin (shown to have potent preventative action against colon, bladder, and prostate cancers), white drum cabbages offer enhanced preventative and healing actions for breast cancer, bok choy has more beta-carotene and vitamin A than any other cabbage... continue reading

Help Prevent Cancer with these easy to find foods

By on 31 December 2015 click here to comment

One thing that has come up for us at Kombu repeatedly over recent months has been the number of customers coming into store to share details of either their or a loved one’s cancer. There are a number of things we can do to help reduce the risk of cancer. We can avoid excessive alcohol consumption, stop smoking, ensure we take regular exercise and (this is where we come in!) eat good food – ideally organic. Our top suggestions for good foods to reduce your risk of cancer are: Citrus – we had to start the list with citrus because it is not only awesome but also grows in abundance on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, which is where Kombu is based.... continue reading

What Remedy When?

By on 15 July 2015 click here to comment

We get lots of customers asking which cold and flu remedy to take when. There are a lot of options out there and each has a different purpose and is used at a different time. This is a guide to which remedies to take when - hope you find it useful. We use Fusion remedies in this chart as by staff experience they have the best outcomes and seem to be the most effective at battling colds and flu. Resistance Phase - this is the time when you can feel the first signs of sickness - perhaps feeling a little more tired, the first niggles of a sore throat - or even just aware that you are a little run down and there is a lot of sickness in your community. This is the time to take ... continue reading

So Natural is good, right?

By on 13 February 2014 click here to comment

So many products we see in the supermarkets today are branded as natural . Which is great right? Obviously lots of people getting away from processed food and eating food that comes to us just as nature intended. Maybe not. This video is great - find out in only three minutes exactly what natural really means! ... continue reading

Ginger People Christmas Recipes

By on 13 November 2013 click here to comment

We sell so many Ginger People products - they are incredibly popular - and for a good reason too - did you know that ginger is also really good for you! Ginger imrpoves the absorbtion of mineral and vitamins Ginger helps combat nausea and travel sickness Ginger helps sooth tummy cramps Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties The warming effect of eating ginger helps clear colds an... continue reading

Pesticides in Food

By on 11 September 2013 click here to comment

The UK based Pesticide Action Network has just published their latest report. It makes for concerning reading. We thought it important to summarise some of the key information for you... You can also check out a full list of the best & worst conventional foods here -> http://www.pan-uk.org/food/best-worst-food-for-pesticide-residues... continue reading

Kombu Family Recipes

By on 26 July 2013 click here to comment

We are passionate about how good we can feel when we eat great food that is not full of chemicals , is full of living enzymes and works to keep us happy and well. Experience has shown us that time invested in making and eating good fo... continue reading

Yippee - Prices Down

By on 15 July 2013 click here to comment

So often we see prices going up. We run Kombu along social enterprise lines so after all expenses profits go back into the business - both into investment and into reducing prices - making healthy and organic food available to as many people as possible. To that end it is great to be able to share with you that we have been able to reduce our prices on over 100 lines this week and will be uploading those changes to our online store today :-) Prices for bulk lines are per kg. Any questions please don't hesitate to let us know . ... continue reading

An Interview with Peace Love and Vegetables

By on 18 June 2013 click here to comment

We recently had the great opportunity to check in with Adam and Anya, the amazing folk @ Peace Love and Vegetables - creators of incredibly popular live and raw sauerkraut... What is the inspiration behind the name Peace, Love & Vegetables? Anya first heard a friend say it, and it captivated her. And it sounded like "sex, drugs & rock n roll" which was a transformational era, but Peace Love & Vegetables is a part and represents under surge of a health movement which is happening globally. We chose it because the phrase represents what we believe is the most im... continue reading

Freight Prices Down

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Freight is one of the biggest costs for an online store. Based in regional NSW our freight costs would, if we let them, be even higher. The good news is that we have been working hard with Australia Post and Couriers to keep our freight rates as low as possible. As we have grown we have been able to further reduce them. Deliveries to major East Coast cities now start from $5.95, with delivery costs to other locations also subsidised to well below cost. We always appreciate your feedback on freight rates so please drop us an email and let us know your thoughts and sugges... continue reading

Gastro - Healthy Tips To Help You

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Gastroenteritis is a very common illness that spreads through sharing food, water or by touching surfaces contaminated with the bug. It can spread very easily and lasts for long periods of time on contaminated surfaces - sometimes up to two weeks. The bug is continually adapting so getting it one year does not mean that you will be immune the next time it comes around. Luckily there are a range of natural hand sanitisers available to help prevent contamination. It is not easy, particularly with children, but is the best form of defence against the bug. The delay between infection and symptoms is usually one to two days, though for some infections it can be a lot shorter or longer. The usual symptoms include stomach pain, vomitting and diarrhoea. There i... continue reading

Saving the Bellinger River Turtle

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Kombu is based in a beautiful part of the world, with mountains around us and the beautiful Bellinger river meandering through the valley. 2015 saw a terrible event where the Bellinger River Snapping Turtle suffered a massive decline in numbers: There was a wide ranging response to the tragedy from locals, government and more. Multiple agencies, organisations and individuals worked together to save our beloved turtle. Significant research has and is tak... continue reading