This may come as a surprise to many, but black pudding is fast gaining recognition in recent days and may become the superfood for 2016 – given the fact that people are realizing its nutritional benefits - the Mail Online writes.
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Black pudding is very rich in potassium, protein, calcium, and magnesium and it does not have any carbohydrates. Furthermore, it is high in iron and zinc – two elements that every food should have but which are missing from modern foods today.
Health experts say iron is beneficial for growing new and healthy blood cells, and its deficiency causes fatigue and inability to concentrate at things.
Although black pudding is gaining prominence as the likely superfood for 2016, it is expected that others such as black beans, teff grains, seaweed, avocado oil, and birch water may also be listed as top breakfast staple for this year.
In the Western Isles of Scotland, Charles Macleod Butchers has received postal orders for black pudding nearly 8% within a few days of returning from the New Year holiday. “I opened the mail orders and we had about 40 black pudding mail orders to go out today,” said Shona Macleod, managing director of the butcher shop in Stornoway, Scotland. “That’s a lot for the first day open in January.”
Macleod said they usually have 5-6 orders coming in daily after the New Year holiday since most people make their orders before Christmas, but now they are deluged with new orders coming in from Sheffield and London among other far-away places.
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And Lorna MacLennan, a director at the butcher shop clarified people traditionally do not consider black pudding as a health food due to the ingredients it contains – but considering its iron and protein levels, it ought to be recognized as a good healthy staple for everyone. “It is low carb, high protein, no sugar and you don’t need to eat a lot. It’s very filling, and you get your iron with just a small portion.”