A Nutritionist’s view on The Food Doctor Grains & Goodness Pitta
The Food Doctor have recently upgraded the packaging of their tasty ‘Grains & Goodness Pitta’ making the appearance of them as appealing as the taste! I’ve tried the pittas a variety of ways, this morning I had scrambled eggs mixed with a tbsp of ground flaxseeds & full-fat mayo and stuffed it into the pitta and it was so good! They are Vegetarian friendly too and go well with the vegetarian chilli I made last night.
The stone-baked pittas are very substantial and filling and this is, in part, due to the protein content of 5.9g per pitta. Protein is the slowest digesting of the macronutrients so keeps you fuller for longer. The pittas also pack a fibre punch of 4.2g per serving which is a great way to increase fibre intake; aiding healthy digestion.
You can tell the pittas have been created by nutritionists as they contain so many great ingredients, such as a ‘seed & grain mix’, golden linseed, sunflower seeds and poppy seeds – to name a few. The pittas also contain Quinoa, one of my favourite grains as it has the highest protein content.
The pittas are also very low in salt, a surprise for this kind of product which is typically higher in salt. The Food Doctor pittas are about half the salt content of the usual pittas I buy from my local supermarket. They’re also low in fat and sugar; the latter being particularly important due to its effect on blood sugar levels. The fat contain is only 1.7g per pitta but you know that’s coming from good fats due to the mix of seeds which are great for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.
The pittas taste great if you toast them or, for convenience, just pop them in the microwave for 40 seconds and they open easily so you can stuff them with your favourite filling! The packaging is great too as you get a twin pack with 3 in each packet so they keep fresher for longer. Enjoy!
Linda O’Byrne, Nutritionist, Bolton UK