The Benefits of Organic with Biona

We’re passionate organic pioneers. We always have been and always will be.
 

Why organic?

We know it’s better for our planet and for our bodies. We prefer its natural flavour, its untouched nutrients and goodness. We like to know our food hasn’t been tampered with or modified in order to satisfy large-scale manufacturing criteria, which is why we continually reinvest in the organic farming industry. Since nutrient-rich food truly has its roots in healthy soil, our farmers never use chemical pesticides and herbicides or grow genetically modified crops. And because we believe in 100% traceability for each and every product, we know all our ingredients are of the highest standard, completely natural and suitable for vegetarians (and often vegans too).
 

Did you know?

“Organic farms have a more diverse range of bugs living in the soil – this helps the crops to grow without artificial fertilisers”. – Soil Association

“Many pesticides remain on the food we eat, despite washing and cooking”. – Soil Association

‘If all UK farming was converted to organic, at least 1.3 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year – the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road’. – Soil Association

What can be done?

We believe in a return to nature-sensitive organic farming methods, techniques that treasure our planet, and practices that protect wildlife and promote pollination long-term. At Biona we’re helping to restore nature’s balance, and by choosing organic foods, even if it starts with one simple swap, you’re doing the same.
 

RECIPE: 3 Bean Chilli

Did you know tomatoes belong to the Dirty Dozen List? If you want to start eating organic, it’s a great place to start. Biona’s tomato range is produced in Italy and comes from a sustainable farm run by farmers who are committed to avoiding harmful chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Try them in one of our favourite dishes, this amazing 3 bean chilli. Nothing fancy here, just delicious, nourishing ingredients.

Using our organic kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and tomatoes for the perfect store-cupboard meal.

Ingredients:

1 can of Biona Organic Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Biona Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Biona Organic Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
400g tin Biona Organic chopped tomatoes
1 tsp Biona Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
250ml of water
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and cracked black pepper

Serve with: Biona brown rice, and plain vegan yoghurt

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large saucepan and add chopped onions. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until soft and lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, chopped chilli pepper and spices and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the drained beans, chopped tomatoes and 250ml water. Simmer gently for 45 minutes, stirring from time to time. Stir through the lime juice, then season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Serve with cooked brown rice, if you like, and top with vegan yoghurt and fresh coriander.
 

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