Healthy eating fanatics have discovered what Lancashire folk have known for ages – that a bit of black pudding does you good!
Nutritional experts Muscle Food, which specialises in lean meats for body builders and fitness fanatics, this week listed black pudding as a superfood for 2016.
The delicacy is becoming so popular with health-conscious customers that it has now been declared a new buzzword in clean eating, joining avocado oil, seaweed, kohlrabi and others.
And other nutrition experts agree that black pudding can form a good part of a healthy diet.
That came as good news for Lancashire’s butchers and purveyors of black pudding.
Jonathan Strand, of Arthur Strand Foods at Preston’s indoor market, said he had already seen the findings and was proudly advertising the benefits of black puddings on the stall.
He said: “We’ve always known about its iron content and so on so it doesn’t surprise me. We also do gluten free black puddings as well.
“Quite a few people have mentioned it this week and we thought we might as well advertise it.”
Black pudding is being celebrated as a great source of iron, potassium, calcium and magnesium.
But its ingredients do not always whet the appetite for all food lovers.
It is generally made from pork fat or beef suet, pork blood, oatmeal, offal and other ingredients which can vary from producer to producer.