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Offline Deefadog

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Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« on: June 03, 2015, 05:47:13 AM »
Hi all,

I am new to Paleo and slowly i am making  a list of new things i need to start stocking up on, but they are difficult or expensive!

As i based in the UK, the supermarkets seem very lean on items i need so i was hoping i could get some advise on the best places to buy the following:

I have found an online shop - http://www.buywholefoodsonline.co.uk/ but not sure if these are any good.

Arrow root powder
Coconut flour
Almond flour

Thanks for any help,

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Re: Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 07:25:08 AM »
None of those are really paleo but if you insist on using them, you should use very small quantities. All you need is fresh meat, fresh eggs, fresh fruit, and fresh vegetables. What store doesn't have that?


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Re: Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2015, 02:03:52 AM »
Thanks JayJay,

Paleo does seem to be the most contradicted food plan ever! so many site say different things are allowed into the Paleo.
the true basics of Paleo.

From what i have been reading, technically fresh fruit, veg etc for a supermarket is not truly Paleo either as it's been subject to too many process and chemicals, so if we are being truly specific, not a lot of stores stock the basics!

I am on your wave length of sticking to the basics, in fact i have started growing my own Veg this year to be as Paleo as possible.

The ingredients i am after is so that on the odd occasion i can make for the family tortillas or pancakes but stick to recommended Paleo ingredients. I am trying to get the whole family on board and the kids will need some variety and some weening off what they are used too.




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Re: Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2016, 12:09:46 AM »
I am part of a co-op of friends who buy bulk from Suma wholesale and that can be useful if you know you will be using a lot of items such as coconut flour, nuts, dried fruit etc.

But I would say your best bet is actually Ocado who stock all those items (although a Chinese supermarket is the best place to buy arrowroot or tapioca starch.

Can I also recommend that you have a look at recipes with cassava flour for tortillas and even cAkes. The paleomom really rates it and it doesn't have the downside of offsetting your omega oil balance like consumption of nuts will do if you start baking with them a lot.

I used to Bake a lot and found that it really helped me and my family stay on track but have found that I do so less Now we are more settled on a primal path (although for accuracy a sake I will admit to being waaaaaaay off plan at the moment!! I am hoping to claw my way back to paleo when I find the headspace!)


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Re: Best places to but ingredients in the UK
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2016, 07:35:12 AM »
I think you'd be surprised how much good stuff you can find in the ethnic supermarkets - Indian, Chinese. Don't discount those.

Secondly - depending on where you live you might have a Wholefoods Supermarket near you. They are really good and perfect for something like paleo. Be prepared to cough up though.  http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list/uk

Among the supermarkets, I'd say you've got a bigger chance to find good stuff in Waitrose than the others.

Finally - like you said there's always the internet. Trial and error.
In general I think internet vendors are usually good though. It's extremely rare you get ripped off by a UK vendor.