The New Superfood is Black Pudding - our top 5 recipes

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It probably comes as a surprise to learn that the nation's favourite bloody-sausage, black pudding, has been labelled as a superfood.5866354571_a1df04eb0d_o The popular breakfast food, often accompanied by eggs, bacon, beans and sausages, has now been ranked within the same list as seaweed, maca powder, kohlrabi (some sort of turnip, cabbage, crossbreed) and the incredibly irresistible; tree water. Wait, what? "Thanks to its array of potential health and beauty benefits. With only 18 calories per 100ml, birch water contains lots of important, naturally occurring nutrients, such as antioxidant vitamin C, rehydrating potassium, immune system-boosting zinc, and copper — thought to have anti-ageing benefits.

"The thin, watery sap is tapped from birch tree trunks in early spring and has been a popular drink and herbal remedy in Russia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and even some parts of Northern China for centuries." (The Daily Mail)

I digress. According to MuscleFoods.com, black pudding is a 'superfood to watch in 2016' due to it's high protein levels. The wonder-sausage doesn't stop there, however. It's also high in iron, calcium, zinc, potassium and magnesium. Not to mention, it's virtually carb-free. The nutritional benefits of black pudding promote healthy blood cells, and is a recommended snack for those suffering with anemia. That's if you're not too squeamish to eat it. We have compiled the 5 most popular black pudding recipes from our website, so if you really wanted to, you could eat it for every meal of the day. In fifth place: Pressed belly pork,black pudding, pistachio and chicory. >>> Read the recipe here  black2 Coming in fourth: Octopus, miso & black pudding by Matt Gillan >>> Read the recipe here black3 In third place: Roast Breasts & Confit Legs of Grouse with Beetroot, Black Pudding, Blackberries & Toasted Hay. >>> Read the recipe here black4 In second place: Scallops, Pork Cheek, Black Pudding, Celeriac and apple by Steve Groves. >>> Read the recipe here black5 And your favourite black pudding recipe is... Crispy Duck Egg, White Beans, Chorizo and Black Pudding! >>> Read the recipe here  black  

>>> Click here to see more black pudding recipes that didn't make it to the top 5.

By Katie Pathiaki
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Editor 14th January 2016

The New Superfood is Black Pudding - our top 5 recipes