Each Swizzy contains a handful of natural, wholesome ingredients which are powerful in their own right but we think that synergistically they create a delicious, healthy elixir.
Any food or drink is only as good as its ingredients. We use the very best, completely natural, ingredients in Swizzy. This costs more but we think you are worth it.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Organic apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is the fermented juice from crushed apples. Ours comes from orchards in Suffolk.
Acetic acid is the active ingredient in vinegar. Apart from acetic acid, apple cider vinegar, just like apple juice, contains some pectin, and vitamins B and C. It also contains small amounts of minerals such as potassium, phosphorous, sodium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
Several studies have shown vinegar increases the feeling of fullness and helps people eat fewer calories; may reduce blood triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure; and has shown promise in improving insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar responses after meals.
Vinegar is too acidic to drink undiluted, and so drinking it in a Swizzy is an ideal way to get your daily dose.
All our Swizzy’s contain at least 20ml of apple cider vinegar per 250ml, which is believed to be an efficacious daily dose.
Ginger tea is made from ginger root (or extract) and water. We use 100% ginger juice in Swizzy.
Gingerol is the active constituent in Ginger. Ginger has high levels of vitamin C and amino acids, as well as various trace elements such as calcium, zinc, sodium, phosphorous, and many others.
It has been claimed that drinking ginger tea can help the body absorb nutrients; help alleviate an upset stomach; help manage glucose levels; improve blood circulation; improve food digestion and suppress appetite.
100% Pure Canadian Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup is produced from the sap of the maple tree. More than 70% of the world’s pure maple syrup is produced in Canada. Like many fruits and vegetables, maple syrup is loaded with phytochemicals. However, maple syrup is made up of 95% sucrose, this means it has a similar biological effect as any other sugar.
Maple syrup is a great source of the trace mineral manganese. Many other nutrients are naturally found in maple syrup including zinc, potassium, thiamine, calcium, iron, riboflavin and magnesium. It has more calcium and potassium than honey and a lower glycemic index than cane sugar.
Organic Lemon Juice
We use 100% not-from-concentrate single strength lemon juice. Lemons are high in vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature, and various other beneficial plant compounds. Lemon juice also contains potassium.
Our Turmeric, Black Pepper and Ginger Swizzy contains a healthy dose of Turmeric. We use pure organic not-from-concentrate turmeric juice in Swizzy. Turmeric is a flowering plant of the ginger family. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric.
Turmeric is best known as a spice that gives a curry its distinctive yellow colour. It has been used in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine for thousands of years because of its beneficial properties.
Curcumin reputedly has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. However, it is poorly absorbed by the body. It helps to consume it with black pepper, which contains piperine, a natural substance that substantially increases the absorption of curcumin.
Our Strawberry, Mint and Ginger Swizzy contains pure not-from-concentrate strawberry juice.
Strawberries are packed with vitamins, particularly vitamin C, and contain high levels of antioxidant polyphenols. Strawberries are fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free. They are a great source of manganese and potassium.
And they are absolutely delicious. Particularly when paired with the taste of fresh garden mint!
Our Mango, Lime and Ginger Swizzy contains pure mango puree paired with not-from-concentrate, single strength lime juice.
Mangoes are a good source of vitamins A, C, folate and B6. They also contain calcium, zinc and vitamin E. Mangoes contain phytochemicals, such as mangiferin and gallotannins , which are a good source of antioxidants.
Wild limes probably originated in Indonesia and were introduced to the West by returning Crusaders in the 12th century. Limes are a great source of vitamin C and they also contain small amounts of iron, potassium, calcium and zinc. Nutritionally, limes are similar to their cousin the lemon. Lemons are a slightly better source of vitamin C, potassium, folate and magnesium. But limes have a small amount more phosphorous and calcium.