The Humble Potato: Rich in Resistant Starch

The potato sure does cop slack these days, off nearly all trendy diets. However, prepared in the right way it’s one of the richest sources of Resistant Starch. Resistant starch is ‘resistant’ to digestion and functions much like insoluble fiber as it reaches the colon undigested allowing friendly bacteria to feed, when these bacteria digest the [...]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Fruit & Veg, Gut Health, Organic|

Bringing Back the Crunch: Raw & Organic

In our society of highly processed foods, there is a tendency to not eat crunchy food, when was the last time you ate a whole raw carrot for example? Chewing is the first part of digestion, your saliva contains digestive enzymes and the bones of your teeth get a work out, so chew. Think celery, [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Fruit & Veg, Organic|

Reusable Produce Bags By Onya

Good on ya Onya Onya makes reusable produce bags from 100% recycled drink bottles. Hallelujah. These eco-friendly bags replace supermarket fruit and vegetable one-time-use plastic produce bags. They are available at COS in 5 and 8 bag packs. The bags are strong and practical and are an easy way for us consumers to reduce our plastic use. [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Environmental Sustainability, Fruit & Veg, Reduce Reuse Recycle|

COS featured in The Weekly Review!

The Weekly Review's write up... Who’s behind the counter? COS has been open for more than 30 years and Tessa and Rod Weaver are only its third owners. The pair took over in 2011 but started shopping there when it first opened in the early 1980’s. The Weavers have been vegetarian for almost that whole [...]

Fresh From The Market

Organic Broccolini A cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli (also known as Chinese kale), broccolini has a milder, sweeter taste than broccoli with similar nutritional benefits: Rich source of Vitamin C High in calcium Lowers risk of developing osteoporosis Promotes bone health High in fibre (Promotes Bowel Regularity) Helps prevent heart disease May help [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Fruit & Veg, Organic|

Sweeeet!!

Organic Sultana Grapes and Red Grapes are now hitting the sweet spot at COS. The health benefits of grapes include their ability to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders and the prevention  of cataracts. Grapes are high in antioxidants which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slow down aging. They are [...]

By | March 14th, 2015|Fruit & Veg, Organic|

They’re BAC!… Broccoli, Apples, Cauliflower

By | January 19th, 2015|Fruit & Veg, Organic|