The Good Natured range consists of a variety of mainly UK produced salad crops, herbs, fruits and vegetables. What makes them different from other brands, is that they are free from pesticide residues, as they are grown using natural predators (ladybirds, not lions!) to see off the nasty crop-munching pests. This makes them slightly more expensive to buy than regular fruit and veg, but a similar price to organically-produced products.
The vine tomatoes and cucumber we tested looked pretty enough and tasted as good as any organic salad products we've eaten. I can't say that I would be prepared to pay the extra for them (having stopped receiving an organic box for cost reasons), but I would certainly prefer to see wide-spread use of this method of horticulture to help decrease both the price of pesticide-free fruit and vegetables and the use of pesticides in the UK. There is more information about the way Good Natured products are grown here.
Find Good Natured products in larger ASDA stores. Look out for the labelled products in green boxes.
- 1 small lettuce, washed and shredded
- ½ cucumber, cut in half and sliced
- 2 large vine tomatoes, cut into chunks
- 1 green pepper, sliced thinly
- ½ small onion, sliced thinly
- a handful of Greek olives
- 125g Greek feta cheese, sliced thickly
- dried oregano and olive oil to serve.
Scatter the remaining salad ingredients over. Top with the feta cheese and sprinkle of dried oregano. Drizzle a little olive oil over to serve.
I received a voucher towards the purchase price of Good Natured products. I was not required to write a positive review and the views expressed are genuinely those of myself and my family.
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