Magalies’ resident Occupational Health Nurse, Sister Petro de Beer, has recently received a prestigious award from SASOHN for publishing the best article in the Journal of Occupational Health Southern Africa for 2016. Sister De Beer was presented with a beautiful trophy and certificate at their recent annual gala dinner held on the 3rd of November 2016 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Port Elizabeth.

 


“I” is for Indian Fig!

So if you were wondering what an Indian Fig is, it is a species of cactus, also known as a prickly pear! Prickly pear isn’t often thought of as a super food, but that mindset is changing as word is getting out about some of its amazing proven benefits. Prickly pear is known by a few names such as nopal cactus, barbary fig cactus, opuntia, Indian fig, prickly pear cactus, tuna cardona and westwood pear.


Magalies attended the annual Juice Summit hosted in Antwerp, Belgium as well as the international trade show Sial in Paris between 11 and 20 October 2016. From both a trading and a procurement perspective, these two events rate amongst the highest in the world with tremendous networking opportunities for any company involved in the food industry.

 


Two teams of Magalies were privileged to complete their third FNB Wines2Whales mountain bike stage races recently, that took place the first week of November 2016. Riders covered a spectacular, but tough and technical, 200km over these three days, from the beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset-West (Western Cape), to Hermanus on the coast. It is referred to by many mountain biking enthusiasts as one of South Africa’s most scenic, enjoyable and well-organised three day mountain bike stage races.


YUMMY MEALS – VOL. 1: Grilled fruity chicken with tropical fruit salsa

It’s summer time in sunny South Africa and that means it’s time to put your swimsuit on and to start the fire, “want ons gaan nóú BRAAI”! (For all the foreigners, that means it’s time to get some meat on the grill!)

 This tropical grilled chicken recipe is easy to prepare and fit for any summer occasion, from a laid-back brunch to a light lunch to a dinner starter, or even a full meal. It can be done on an outside charcoal or wood grill, a kitchen oven or an electric grill. Simple, delicious and “vinger-lek-lekker”!


‘G’ is for Ginger!

“Bite into a fresh ginger root, and you will feel the sun's fire stored in the paper brown wrapper”. The quote is from an unknown source, but the writer got it spot on! The skin of fresh ginger is remarkably like brown paper, as for the sun's fire, it is not only a hot spice, it is also a very powerful one…


Great excitement ruled when the brand new Magalies Commercial was launched on 11 October 2016 on several social media platforms. A fancy “red carpet premier” was also held at Magalies’ head-office on 6 October 2016 where employees and a few other special guests had the privilege to view the commercial before the rest of the public.


MAGALIES COCKTAILS – VOL. 5: Quick Orange Shandy

 Lazy Saturday afternoon… The scorching African sun is beating down on the pool and everyone is lounging or splashing about! What could be better than an ice-cold Magalies orange shandy, with a little bit of sweet, a little bit of bitter, and yet so refreshingly cool!


‘F’ is for Fruit Sugars!

Is fruit good or bad for your health? The sweet truth... Many people now believe that because added sugars are bad, the same must apply to fruits, which also contain fructose. However… this is completely wrong, because fructose is only harmful in large amounts and it is almost impossible to overeat fructose by eating fruit. (https://authoritynutrition.com/is-fruit-good-or-bad-for-your-health/)

 


Magalies recently sponsored an exciting night series cricket tournament for under 12 and 13 boys from schools in the local community. The series was well organised and presented in conjunction with Thornhill Primary school in Brits, and stretched over three Friday evenings during the month of September. A new format was introduced to the series, which was a first for all involved.