Black pudding is now listed as a superfood because of its high nutritional content. Seaweed, black beans, avocado oil, teff grains and birch water were all also named as the superfoods of 2016. Blaack pudding is full of with protein, potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as being practically carb free. It’s also rich in iron and zinc which many people have a deficiency of.
Sean Kelly of Kelly’s Butcher’s in Newport Co Mayo told the Anton Show on TodayFM today that black pudding has become “very fashionable in the past two years. All the ingredients [in black pudding] are winners, they’re all healthy.” Mr. Kelly said that his favourite way to eat pudding is to pop it into the microwave for two minutes and spread it like pate on toast with a little bit of marmalade on top.
Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com told the Daily Mail: “2015 saw healthy eating reach a new level and this year we predict this trend is only going to get bigger. It’s been interesting to note how people are changing their habits depending on the new buzz words in clean eating. Some of the foods have been on the up for a while like avocado oil and maca root, but others like mushrooms and black pudding have been a total surprise to us. It’s great to have this new research available to find out the hidden qualities in food and we can’t wait to see how these new trends take off.”