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Scottish Snack Company Partners With Farmers To Put “Wonky” Cauliflower To Good Use

September 15, 2020: 12:00 AM EST
As recently as seven years ago, 40 percent of fruit and vegetable waste in the U.K. comprised ugly or “wonky” produce. But consumers, farmers, food makers, and retailers all seem to agree now that ugly vegetables are just as nutritious as the pretty ones, and their use will help reduce waste and make farming greener and more sustainable. An example is a Scottish snack company that has added a cauliflower chip (crisp) to its better-for-you snack line, which includes toasted coconut chips and roasted pulses. Nudie Snacks (Fife) produces the snacks in partnership with Growers Garden, a venture of the East of Scotland Growers collective of 16 farms. The crisps are made from 40 percent fresh, if wonky, cauliflower and come in cheese and caramelized onion and katsu curry flavors. They are low in sugar and roughly 40 percent lower in saturated fat than standard potato crisps.[Image Credit: © Nudie Snacks]
Clare Johnston, "Ugly veg: How wonky cauliflowers and broccoli are helping to power a health snack revolution", The Courier, September 15, 2020, © DC Thomson Co Ltd
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