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Holiday Delivery Schedule

King's birthday

Due to the public holiday on Monday, June 10th, please note the following delivery schedule changes:

VIC:

  • No deliveries on Tuesday, June 11th

NSW/ACT:

  • No deliveries on Wednesday, June 12th and Thursday, June 13th

QLD:

  • No deliveries on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.

Delivery FAQS

How is the food delivered?

Our meals are delivered chilled, via refrigerated transport.

Your meals will be packed into an insulated cardboard box with a cooling gel pack. This is then delivered via refrigerated transport to your door.

You'll receive a text upon delivery. Our drivers will endeavour to leave your order in a safe location out of direct sunlight where possible - please ensure to bring your order inside and put your meals in the fridge once delivered.

How much is shipping?

Delivery is free for all orders over $115. For orders under $115, a flat delivery rate of $15 applies.

Does your food come frozen?

Nope - our food arrives to you freshly prepared by the kitchen. Your delivery will be sent to your door in a refrigerated truck, so it doesn’t need to be frozen – it’ll be ready for you to heat up as soon as you’re ready.

If you don’t plan on eating your meals by the use-by date, you can absolutely freeze them. When you're ready to eat, we advise reheating the meal from frozen instead of defrosting or thawing your meal out first. It'll take about 5-6 minutes in the microwave.

Missing delivery?

If there are missing items from your delivery, you must contact us on (03) 8669 0587 9am to 5pm (AEST/AEDT) within 24 hours of the delivery time and we will take steps to verify and confirm any such missing items. Please see our T&C's for further information.

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What are the health benefits of beta carotene?

What are the health benefits of beta carotene?

 

Nothing rhymes with orange, but orange rocks. It’s my favourite colour, so maybe I'm biased, but we all know the saying “eat a rainbow” and now all you need to remember is; orange = beta carotene.  

What is beta carotene? 

Yup, the Latin language is included in sciencey words again. But no need to fear, the name beta carotene is derived from the Latin word for carrot and is a pigment found in orange and yellow foods. Not only does it provide a gorgeous colour to our eyes, but it’s also a nutrient and when consumed it has positive effects on our health. 

What effects does Beta Carotene have on our health? 

Our bodies convert beta carotene to Vitamin A which is an essential vitamin that assists with many bodily functions including eye health. So, there is some truth to the association between carrots and eyes, but your mum was fibbing when she mentioned it would give you night vision! Vitamin A is also a vital nutrient for cell growth and maintaining healthy organs like our kidneys, heart, and lungs (Francine Grodstein, 2007.)  

Beta Carotene is also a potent antioxidant assisting with oxidative stress around the body. Oxidative stress can cause damage to our cells, beta carotene may protect us from cellular damage and therefore boost our immune system. Studies have shown that beta carotene may improve long term cognitive function, with many studies testing its potential role in reducing symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s (Anna WS Rutjes, 2018.)  

This fab nutrient is fat-soluble, for best absorption from your orange produce it’s best to be cooked and consumed with healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, or oily fish this increases the bioavailability of beta carotene (Karin H. van het Hof, 2000.) A.k.a our bodies don’t have to work as hard for it!  

What fruit and vegetables contain beta carotene? 

Sweet potato 

Pumpkin 

Capsicums 

Carrots 

Tomatoes 

Papaya 

Apricots 

Cantaloupe 

Oranges 

Mango 

Is beta carotene only in orange produce? 

No, beta carotene is also found in spinach, lettuce, asparagus, broccoli and peas. But today was about all things orange! Remember it’s always about eating a variety of fresh produce to ensure you meet your 5 a day and tick off that rule about eating a rainbow! 

Check out what produce is in season this Autumn, in our blog: Four Reason’s to Eat in Season.  

Alicia McIntyre 

 

References: 

Anna WS Rutjes.Vitamin and mineral supplementation for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in mid and late life.” Published 2018. 

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011906.pub2/full 

Francine Grodstein. “A Randomized Trial of Beta Carotene Supplementation and Cognitive Function in MenThe Physicians' Health Study II, 2007.  

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/413413 

Karin H. van het Hof.Dietary Factors That Affect the Bioavailability of Carotenoids.” The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 130, Issue 3, March 2000, Pages 503–506 2000. https://academic.oup.com/jn/article/130/3/503/4686253 

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