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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger

 

 

Clearspring’s Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Ginger is a paste which can be added to numerous dishes to enhance their overall Umami flavour. Think of it as a natural flavouring, which will enhance the taste of any dish.

Traditionally made by adding a Koji culture to rice and leaving it to naturally ferment, the Umami is then mixed with soya sauce and ginger to create this incredibly moreish and versatile condiment.

 

Ingredients: Soya sauce* (47%) (water, soya beans*, wheat*, sea salt), cultured rice* (27%) (rice*, koji [0.001%]), water, ginger* (3%).
*Organically grown

 

What is koji culture?

Koji is cooked rice and/or soya beans that have been inoculated with a fermentation culture, Aspergillus oryzae. Koji, spores are mixed into steamed rice (wheat and soybeans are also used, depending on the purpose), then allowed to mature for a period of time in a warm environment, about 50 degrees Celsius. The koji turns the starch in the rice into sugar (a process called saccharification) and releases a variety of fatty acids and amino acids including glutamate, the basis of umami. Koji is the secret behind most Japanese cooking and is used to make soya sauce, miso, mirin and sake. It has been designated as the National Fungus of Japan due to its importance in Japanese food culture.

 

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About Clearspring

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Read More

 

 

Company: Clearspring Ltd
Brand: Clearspring
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: condiment
Packaging: 150g
Claims: Organic. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £4.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.clearspring.co.uk

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Chilli

 

 

Clearspring’s Organic Japanese Umami Paste with Chilli is a paste which can be added to numerous dishes to enhance their overall Umami flavour. Think of it as a natural flavouring, which will enhance the taste of any dish.

Traditionally made by adding a Koji culture to rice and leaving it to naturally ferment, the Umami is then mixed with soya sauce and chilli to create this incredibly moreish and versatile condiment.

 

Ingredients: Soya sauce* (47%) (water, soya beans*, wheat*, sea salt), cultured rice* (28%) (rice*, koji [0.001%]) , water, chilli pepper* (0.7%).
*Organically grown

 

What is koji culture?

Koji is cooked rice and/or soya beans that have been inoculated with a fermentation culture, Aspergillus oryzae. Koji, spores are mixed into steamed rice (wheat and soybeans are also used, depending on the purpose), then allowed to mature for a period of time in a warm environment, about 50 degrees Celsius. The koji turns the starch in the rice into sugar (a process called saccharification) and releases a variety of fatty acids and amino acids including glutamate, the basis of umami. Koji is the secret behind most Japanese cooking and is used to make soya sauce, miso, mirin and sake. It has been designated as the National Fungus of Japan due to its importance in Japanese food culture.

 

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About Clearspring

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Read More

 

 

Company: Clearspring Ltd
Brand: Clearspring
Origin: Japan / UK
Category: condiment
Packaging: 150g
Claims: Organic. Vegan
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: £4.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.clearspring.co.uk

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Snack Organic – Tamari Roasted Soya with Tomato & Herb

 

 

The Clearspring Snack Organic range, which combines beans, seeds, fruit and nuts, makes an ideal healthy snack on the go. Roasted to perfection in small batches by our craft producers and using only seed and soya grown in the EU. The resulting snacks are delicious, gluten free and entirely organic. FREE FROM: Dairy, Wheat, Gluten, Added Sugar

 

Ingredients: Soya beans* (95%), sea salt, tomato powder* (1.6%), spice mix* (0.5%) (oregano extract* (0.02%), onion powder*, paprika powder*), tamari* (0.4%) (soya beans*, water, sea salt, mirin* [sweet rice*, water, cultured rice*]) , garlic extract* (garlic*, sea salt, sunflower oil*). *Organically grown

 

 

About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Snack Organic - Tamari Roasted Soya with Tomato & Herb
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Condiments
Packaging:  2x100g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free, gluten free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £1.69
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Barley Malt Syrup

 

 

Clearspring malt syrups have a rich, mellow taste, and a milder sweetness than that of sugar, honey or maple syrup. As a result they are less likely to overpower the taste of other foods and can be used to sweeten hot drinks and baked foods, as well as toppings for cakes, pancakes and desserts.

Barley malt syrup has a deep, rich, complex flavour like molasses and is stickier than rice malt syrup, great for use as a binder, so ideal for making muesli bars and popcorn clusters.

Note: When using malt syrups instead of sugar in baking you will need to add them to the liquid ingredients in the recipe rather than the solid ingredients such as flour. You may also need to adjust the quantities of solid ingredients to avoid creating a batter that is too wet.

 

Ingredients: Organic sprouted barley (83%), water (17%).

 

 

Are malt syrups better for you than refined sugar?

Refined white sugar has been nicknamed "white death" because it contains no nutrients beyond "empty" calories and many studies have shown that it causes weight gain, diabetes, depression, suppresses the immune system and just like a drug, is very addictive. The best option of course is to avoid sugar or replacing it with more natural sweeteners such as malt syrups. They are made up of complex sugars which enter the bloodstream more slowly than white sugar and as they are relatively unprocessed they also contain a range of nutrients and minerals.

 

 

Glycemic Index

The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly blood glucose levels rise after eating a particular type of food. Foods that rapidly release glucose rate high on the glycemic index (GI) and foods that slowly release glucose rate low. But the GI rating alone does not give you all of the information you need to determine a food’s effect on your blood sugar. It only tells you how quickly the carbohydrates in a food should turn into sugar in your blood. The glycemic load (GL) tells you how much of that carb the food contains. And of course the amount you eat of that particular food is also a huge factor in the rise of your blood sugar.

 

 

About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic Barley Malt Syrup
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Condiments
Packaging:  330g
Claims:  Organic, kosher, vegan, wheat free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £2.89
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Snack Organic – Tamari Roasted Soya with Chilli

 

 

The Clearspring Snack Organic range, which combines beans, seeds, fruit and nuts, makes an ideal healthy snack on the go. Roasted to perfection in small batches by our craft producers and using only seed and soya grown in the EU. The resulting snacks are delicious, gluten free and entirely organic. FREE FROM: Dairy, Wheat, Gluten, Added Sugar

 

Ingredients: Soya beans* (91%), tamari* (7.4%) (soya beans*, water, sea salt, mirin* [sweet rice*, water, cultured rice*]), sea salt, chilli extract* (0.01%) (chilli fruit extract*, rapeseed oil*). *Organically grown

 

 

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About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Snack Organic - Tamari Roasted Soya with Chilli
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Snacks
Packaging:  30g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free, gluten free
Variants: View product range here
Price: £0.99
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Oatcakes – Sea Vegetable & Black Pepper

 

 

Crumbly, creamy and with a unique Clearspring taste twist, Clearspring Organic Oatcakes are simply delicious. Made to an original wheat-free, dairy-free and no-added-sugar recipe using only the finest organic ingredients, they are lovingly baked to perfection in small batches by fourth generation craft bakers in the Scottish highlands.

 

 

Sea Vegetable & Black Pepper

This delicious twist on a traditional oatcake combines the spicy, slightly salty flavour of dulse sea vegetable with warming hints of black pepper and garlic. Enjoy on its own for its distinctive taste, or smooth over some dukka or hummus, sprinkled with Clearspring Sea Salad, for a more intense sea vegetable flavour.

Ingredients: Oatmeal* (84%), extra virgin olive oil*, garlic*, Seagreens Hebridean wild wrack seaweed* (2%), sea salt, raising agent: sodium carbonate, cracked black pepper* (0.4%). *Organically grown

 

 

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About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic Oatcakes - Sea Vegetable & Black Pepper
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Snacks
Packaging:  200g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free, low in sugar, high in fibre.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £2.29
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Oat Amazake – Sweet Grains Dessert

 

 

Clearspring Sweet Grains Dessert - Amazake is made using time honoured production processes and just 3 simple organic ingredients - water, whole grains and a pinch of salt. These undergo true alchemy to produce this thick, creamy, dairy free traditional Japanese dessert.

In Japan Amazake, translated as “sweet sake”, is normally consumed as a drink where it is diluted with hot water, sieved and drunk as a comforting winter warmer. However it is very versatile and can also be used to add texture and protein to your favourite fruit smoothie, natural sweetness to pancakes and muffins or as a batter to make dairy free French Toast.

 

Ingredients: Water, oats* (24%), cultured rice*, sea salt.
*Organically grown

 

 

What is Amazake?

Literally translated as “sweet sake” a koji culture converts the carbohydrates from the whole grains into simple sugars giving rise to the naturally sweet flavour of amazake.

In Japan Amazake is normally consumed as a drink where it is diluted with hot water, sieved and drunk as a comforting winter warmer. However it is very versatile and can be used in lots of European dishes too. For example adding Amazake to your favourite fruit smoothie adds proteins, texture and natural sweetness but it could also be added to pancake batter, muffin mixes or used to make dairy free French Toast. Deliciously thick and creamy it is hard to believe its made from dairy free ingredients!

Clearspring Amazake is made using time honoured production processes and just 3 simple organic ingredients - water, whole grains and a pinch of salt - undergo true alchemy to produce this thick, creamy, dairy free traditional Japanese dessert.

FREE FROM: Dairy, Wheat, Gluten (except for the Oat) , Added Sugar, Nuts

 

 

About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic Oat Amazake - Sweet Grains Dessert
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Snacks
Packaging:  370g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £3.89
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic 100% Fruit on the Go – Apple & Mango

 

 

Our popular Organic Fruit Purées are now available in convenient squeezy packs! The full flavour of fresh organic fruit picked at the peak of ripeness. 100% Organic Fruit Purée for children and adults alike.

Each of the 3 varieties is made without added concentrates, sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial colourings or flavourings.

Ingredients: Apple* (80%), Mango* (20%). *Organically grown

Product weight: 100g pouch

 

 

  • Naturally sweet, no added sugar or salt
  • Do not contain fruit concentrates, or ascorbic acid
  • One pouch = one of your 5 a day!
  • Lightweight and recyclable packaging
  • We offer some single flavours ideal for weaning
  • Most of the fruits are sourced locally in Italy

 

 

Our new squeezy packs are ideal for keeping at home to use as a topping or dessert for meals, picnics or school lunches. They can be chilled or frozen to make delicious sorbets.

 

 

About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic 100% Fruit on the Go - Apple & Mango
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Snacks
Packaging:  100g pouch
Claims:  Naturally sweet, no added sugar, organic, vegan, wheat free, nut free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £1.69
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Snack Organic – Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

 

 

Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Styrian Pumpkin Seeds are large, dark green and exceptionally rich in flavour. They are the finest Styrian Gold variety of pumpkin seeds, organically grown in Austria, which are prized for their unique flavour and abundance of minerals. They have been lightly coated in Clearspring’s very own award winning organic tamari.

Styrian pumpkins are unusual in producing naked seeds - with no tough outer shell - that at harvest time are simply removed from the pumpkin in the fields. The seeds are then cleaned, dried and lightly roasted in small batches to draw out their flavour and produce their characteristic crunchy texture.

Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted Styrian Pumpkin Seeds make the perfect snack, or topping for salads, cereals and noodle dishes.

Clearspring Organic Tamari Soya Sauce is a rare treat; a double-strength, wheat-free and gluten-free soya sauce, naturally fermented and aged in cedarwood kegs over two summers. The rich, deep and concentrated flavour of this classic sauce – made using organic whole soya beans by a family business in Japan with over 500 years of history – is what makes Clearspring Snack Organic Tamari Roasted varieties a very special, gourmet treat.

 

Ingredients: Pumpkin seeds*, tamari* (whole soya beans*, water, sea salt, mirin* [sweet rice*, water, cultured rice*]), sea salt. *Organically grown

 

 

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About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Snack Organic - Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Snacks
Packaging:  30g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free, gluten free
Variants: View product range here
Price: £1.19
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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Food Spotlight: Clearspring Organic Gluten Free Instant Power Porridge – Buckwheat, Quinoa & Chia Seeds

 

 

Clearspring Gluten Free Power Porridge is made with nutty buckwheat flakes, wholegrain white quinoa and chia seeds which are naturally rich in Omega 3. Specially blended for its flavour and nutritional characteristics, this creamy, hearty and warming porridge is the perfect way to start your day. Delicious on its own or topped with malt syrup, fruit puree or seasonal fresh fruits. Helping you stay fuller for longer.

 

 

  • Ready in 5 minutes on the hob
  • A nutritious gluten-free alternative to conventional oats porridge
  • Made with nutty buckwheat flakes, white quinoa and chia seeds
  • High in: Omega 3 and fibre
  • Source of protein
  • Delicious on its own or with malt syrup, fruit puree or seasonal fresh fruits
  • Try with almond or coconut milk for a more creamy porridge

 

Ingredients: Buckwheat flakes* (55%), quinoa* (35%), chia seeds* (10%). *Organically grown

 

 

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About the company

Clearspring is a privately owned UK company established in the 1980s to distribute great tasting traditional foods that support good health; promote sustainable agriculture; and provide economic stability for producer communities.

Set up by its current Chairman, Christopher Dawson, in 1993, Clearspring has grown from annual sales of £640,000 to monthly sales of £750,000 in 2013. Clearspring currently distributes over 180 products from around the world, has 16 wholesale customers in the UK, and further wholesale customers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

From their west London offices Christopher and his staff travel around the world in search of high quality products that meet Clearspring's exacting standards. Each product is carefully evaluated for purity of ingredients and ecologically sound manufacturing practices. Clearspring looks for products that are GMO free and made with whole organic ingredients. Refined organic ingredients such as organic sugar are not acceptable; Clearspring believes that refining organic foods depletes them of their intrinsic value.

 

 

Company: Clearspring
Brand:  Organic Gluten Free Instant Power Porridge - Buckwheat, Quinoa & Chia Seeds
Slogan:  Clearspring
Origin: UK
Category: Breakfast
Packaging:  160g
Claims:  Organic, vegan, wheat free, nut free, gluten free.
Variants: View product range here
Price: £3.49
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.clearspring.co.uk/

 

 

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