kale in Abu Dhabi


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We have rounded up a list of 4 Superfoods in Abu Dhabi grown locally in the Middle East

Eating healthy is all the rage and restaurants are also redesigning their menus to ensure customers are eating well.  Check our list of the 4 superfoods easily available here and the reasons to incorporate them into your everyday meals.


Indigenous to the Middle East this is a grain that has a nutty flavor and rice-like texture.  Easy to cook it is ideal for curries and salads and it absorbs flavor and also filling. Affordable and bursting with nutritional value, it is time to say goodbye to quinoa. Want to try? Here is a dead easy recipe.

This store also stocks maftoul which looks like couscous with larger and rounder grains.

Freekeh and Maftoul are available at Al Reef Dates Shop at the date market in Mina Port Zayed (20 AED for 700g).

More info about this shop here



Yes, the highly esteemed leafy green you keep hearing about is also grown in the UAE.  With multiple health benefits including lowering cholesterol and the risk of cancer, Kale is very rich in nutrition.  It can be eaten raw, stir-fried or even cooked with meat and fish.

Available in Waitrose outlets around Abu Dhabi


Yemeni Honey:

Honey has been used since ancient times because of its healing powers.  The honey produced in Yemen is known to be e of the finest in the world.  Beneficial for health and wellbeing and fighting off so many life-threatening diseases it can be eaten raw, substituted for sugar or added to your favorite recipe.

Available in Kingdom of Honey, Abu Dhabi

More details here about this shop



Frozen yogurt is the healthy alternative to ice cream but it is the creamy coconut based version that is guilt-free and far more nutritious.  Dairy-free and vegan it is not just ideal for those who are lactose intolerant but a healthy alternative for anyone craving something sweet.  Available in a variety of tasty flavors it can be topped with fruit.

During the winter season (October to May),  you can order and pay online on this website for pickup at the Ripe Market on Saturday at The Collection St Regis Hotel Saaddiyat Island.


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