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Dairy Free

Dairy Free - contains no ingredients made from the milk of any animal, whether cow, goat or sheep. We do not consider eggs as dairy products.

Certified Gluten Free

Certified Gluten Free - measured and tested as gluten free, for which the threshold is less than 20ppm (parts per million) gluten.

Organic

Organic - certified by one of the internationally recognised organic certifying bodies, such as the Soil Association.

Vegan

Vegan - contains no ingredients of animal origin, including meat and fish as well as dairy products, eggs and honey.

Vegetarian

Vegetarian - contains no meat, fish, poultry, game, shellfish or products of animal slaughter.

Wheat Free

Wheat Free - contains no ingredients made from wheat, spelt or kamut.

No Gluten

No Gluten - made without any gluten containing grains, but not certified gluten free. This applies to foods that are naturally gluten free such as olive oil or almond butter, but which have not been tested.

The Benefits of Organic with Biona

The Benefits of Organic with Biona

Built on an unwavering commitment to 100% organic, ethically and sustainably sourced food, Biona began life on a kitchen table in London over 35 years ago. Good for you, great for the planet - discover more about the benefits of going organic with Biona, as well as a number of nutritious organic recipes from the band.

We’re passionate organic pioneers. We always have been and always will be. 

Why Organic?

We know it’s better for our planet and for our bodies. We prefer its natural flavour, its untouched nutrients and goodness. We like to know our food hasn’t been tampered with or modified in order to satisfy large-scale manufacturing criteria, which is why we continually reinvest in the organic farming industry. Since nutrient-rich food truly has its roots in healthy soil, our farmers never use chemical pesticides and herbicides or grow genetically modified crops. And because we believe in 100% traceability for each and every product, we know all our ingredients are of the highest standard, completely natural and suitable for vegetarians (and often vegans too).

Did You Know?


“Organic farms have a more diverse range of bugs living in the soil – this helps the crops to grow without artificial fertilisers”. – Soil Association

“Many pesticides remain on the food we eat, despite washing and cooking”. – Soil Association

‘If all UK farming was converted to organic, at least 1.3 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year – the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road’. – Soil Association

What can be done?

We believe in a return to nature-sensitive organic farming methods, techniques that treasure our planet, and practices that protect wildlife and promote pollination long-term. At Biona we’re helping to restore nature’s balance, and by choosing organic foods, even if it starts with one simple swap, you’re doing the same.

3 Bean Chilli Recipe

Did you know tomatoes belong to the Dirty Dozen List? If you want to start eating organic, it’s a great place to start. Biona’s tomato range is produced in Italy and comes from a sustainable farm run by farmers who are committed to avoiding harmful chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers. Try them in one of our favourite dishes, this amazing 3 bean chilli. Nothing fancy here, just delicious, nourishing ingredients.

Using our organic kidney beans, black beans, chickpeas and tomatoes for the perfect store-cupboard meal.

Ingredients:

1 can of Biona Organic Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Biona Organic Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of Biona Organic Chickpeas, drained and rinsed
400g tin Biona Organic chopped tomatoes
1 tsp Biona Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 chilli pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
250ml of water
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and cracked black pepper

Serve with: Biona brown rice, and plain vegan yoghurt

Instructions:

Heat oil in a large saucepan and add chopped onions. Cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until soft and lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, chopped chilli pepper and spices and cook for a further 5 minutes. Add the drained beans, chopped tomatoes and 250ml water. Simmer gently for 45 minutes, stirring from time to time. Stir through the lime juice, then season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Serve with cooked brown rice, if you like, and top with vegan yoghurt and fresh coriander.

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