With Alce Nero’s quality, sustainable ingredients and products, it’s easy to pick out the good stuff at the grocery store (and eat well).
Been thinking about all the ways to become a little healthier lately? Eating well and making your own meals (instead of ordering take-outs) would probably top your list. And you know what? It’s not that hard, especially if you know what to buy when you go grocery shopping in Singapore. Here’s a tip: Look for Alce Nero – purveyors of quality, sustainable organic ingredients.
The Italian brand’s top-notch offerings are made possible thanks to its team of over a thousand organic farmers, processors, and beekeepers. These same groups of producers also happen to be shareholders, which means you can be sure you’re getting all the excellent stuff from the best Italian farms to your plate. This year, as Alce Nero celebrates its 40th anniversary (yes, it’s been around for that long – since 1978, to be exact!), we thought you might want to find out more about our top Alce Nero picks (and what we look out for) when shopping for essentials at the grocery store.
How to… find your jam
When it comes to jams, take the time to study the list of ingredients on the label – especially the first three – since product ingredients are listed in descending order according to their weight. If the list is long or if the first few ingredients include refined sugar or hydrogenated oil, back away slowly… and put the jar back on the shelf.
Alce Nero’s jams have one of the highest fruit contents on the market, using an average of about 275 grams of fruit for 270 grams of jam. Here’s the clincher: It’s preservative-free, has no added sugar or pectin, and uses natural ingredients that are derived from fruits. Score!
How to… go extra virgin
If you love your pastas and greens (like us!), then extra virgin olive oil is a must in your kitchen. When making your choice, be sure that it comes in a dark bottle as the quality of the oil will degrade rapidly once it’s exposed to light. Also, go for cold pressed extra virgin olive oil as leaving the olives unheated during the pressing process is crucial in preserving the oil’s nutritional properties.
At Alce Nero, its olives are grown in organic fertiliser-enriched soil and harvested within 25 hours to ensure they are super fresh when processed.
How to… make snacking a healthy treat
Everyone loves a good afternoon snack, and biscuits never fail to hit the spot. However, what’s unsettling is how most biscuits are loaded with chemicals in the form of preservatives, colouring agents, and emulsifiers to prolong shelf-life. In fact, you should always read the nutrition details carefully to check the amount of trans fat present, and avoid the product if you spot words like ‘hydrogenated’ and ‘shortening’.
The biscuits by Alce Nero are made using extra virgin olive oil and they don’t contain eggs, flavourings, or animal fats. The only sweetener used is cane sugar, and that’s as natural as it gets! Biscuit types and flavours that are available include milk, cacao and muesli.
All set for that health kick? Alce Nero is all you need! Find its products at major supermarkets in Singapore. Here’s the full list of stockists.
Grab your chance to win a hands-on Italian cooking class for two (worth $390) by Chef Fabrizio Righi. Simply spend $20 on Alce Nero products in a single receipt at FairPrice and keep your fingers crossed till 30 June 2018.
This article is sponsored by Alce Nero