New Store Extension at Zenxin!

For all you faithful Zenxin fans, here is an update on our new extension. We have expanded our facilities and now offer an extended fresh food counter and a new demo counter for sampling. Here at Zenxin, we can proudly say that we host the widest variety of fresh organic fruit and vegetables in Singapore!

Recently at its new demo counter, Zenxin hosted olive and olive oil samplings using yummy sourdough bread from the new line brought in from The Organic Baker, and a raw food and sprouts demo from Raw Food chef Paul Yeoh. Some lucky customers may have even caught the new samples of organic chocolate from Australia, which are of the finest quality and make a great Christmas treat.

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Satisfied customers at our new sampling booth!

In addition Zenxin has a wider range of products for customers to choose from! We have increased the range of Organic Traditional Medicinal teas and now offer some of the best teas to support your health. From soothing tummy tea for the little ones to delicious chamomile and lavender to help you relax at the end of the day, you can find gentle herbs for all your family’s needs.

Another new range we have brought in is the certified organic essentials oils from Perfect Potions. You can find not only plant essences but also the carrier oils for massage and a whole range of hair and skin care products. Perhaps the star of the range is Soleo sun screen. With an SPF of 30+, this has been rated top by the Environmental Working Group and is acclaimed by some of Australia’s top surfers. The suggested after sun lotion is based on aloe vera with delicious healing oils to soothe any spots you missed.

On December 19th at our Christmas Party we will be presenting healthy recipes using our new line of fresh herbs. So come and join us for delicious snacks and great bargains in our extended premises between 10:30am until 2:00pm.

Zenxin’s Festive Christmas Sale!

Zenxin is spreading the cheer this season with its Christmas sale, featuring 20 percent discounts storewide, sampling of delicious organic Christmas dishes and food demos by Ms. Ceridwen Wolf, Zenxin’s Product Manager.

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Date: Saturday, 19th Dec 2009

Venue: Blk 14, Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre, #01-25

Time: 10.30am to 2pm.

Highlights:

  • Organic food demonstrations at 11am, featuring yummy organic smoothies and more 
  • Sampling of delicious Christmas dishes including cranberry sauce, Christmas salad and more
  • Major discounts for organic sweet potatoes, carrots, mini cos lettuce, potatoes, parsnips, bananas and more.

You can also look forward to a better shopping experience at our recently renovated Zenxin Organic [email protected] Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre!

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Come join Zenxin as we celebrate this joyous season together!

Results for Children’s Recycle Bag Design Contest 2009!

To promote creativity and good recycling practices among the young, Zenxin Organic Park recently organized the “Children’s Recycle Bag Design Contest 2009”. More than 100 primary school students participated in the contest on 15 November 2009, at Zenxin Organic Park.

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 Everyone’s hard at work!

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Finished!

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Here are the results:

1. Lower Primary category

1st place: Chew Kok Jun

2nd place: Casie Yap Joe Er

3rd place: Tan Wong

Consolation prizes: Andrew Pek Chuan Huat, Chea Jia Yuen, Ho Yan Ying, Jackson Wan, Joyce Koh Zoe Yee, Lee Ci Ya, Phong Jia Re, Neo Chun Lee, Sia Wei Ren, Foo Shi You 

2. Higher Primary category

1st place: Lim Xing Yee

2nd place: Chua Jia Feng

3rd place: Chai Kheng Hao

Consolation prizes: Chew Kok Chuan, Chia Jia Yi, Lim Min Quan, Pu Chee Lin, Siti Zahra Binti Abdul Malek, Song Lee Yee, Tan Quan Yi, Tan Xiong Wei, Yu Fang Wei, Loh Soo Xin

Congratulations to all winners!

By recycling and cutting down usage of plastic bags, we can all do our part to save the Earth!

Greatness of Organic Papaya

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The papaya is believed to have originated in Southern Mexico. Since the discovery of America, the Spanish and Portuguese have successfully introduced seeds of the ‘fruit of angels’ into most tropical countries worldwide.

The fruit is an excellent source of the powerful anti-oxidants vitamins C, E & A, the eye-saving carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, and lycopene. It also contains flavonoids, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid, the minerals, potassium and magnesium and fibre. Together, these nutrients promote the health of the immune system, support the cardiovascular system and also provide protection against intestinal cancer.

The seeds are peppery, slightly bitter and an acquired taste, they have bacteriostatic, bactericidal and fungicidal properties.

For maximum benefit the fruit is best eaten raw, usually minus the skin and seeds although both have healing properties. Here are a few recipes to add to the fun of eating it.

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Using a Blendtec blender on the ‘Smoothie’ setting blend

You will need:

1 ripe Zenxin organic papaya (deseeded)
1 lemon (juice)
6 calamansis (juice)
3 tbsp raw honey
2 tbsp plain acidophilus yoghurt
Add pure mineral water to the 16 fl oz mark on the blender.

This smoothie is great for folks with digestive problems as the papaya is high in proteolytic enzymes, which enable the digestion of protein. Papain, which is the most important of these enzymes in the papaya, is actually extracted, dried and used as a digestive aid. It is also used as a meat tenderizer as the enzyme helps break down the fibres in the meat.

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Fresh Papaya Salad with Feta cheese
This is a delicious dish at any time of day.

You will need:

1 ripe Zenxin organic papaya
100g mild Feta cheese
6 organic Calamansi limes

De-seed and peel papaya, cut into bite-size pieces. Squeeze the Calamansi juice over the papaya being careful to exclude the seeds, then crumble over the Feta cheese, mix and eat.
Or

Healthy Som Tam Thai
This is a Thai favourite.

You will need:

1/2 an unripe Zenxin organic papaya
1 organic cucumber
10 organic cherry tomatoes
3 cloves of garlic
1-2 organic red chilli peppers (depending on desired heat)
2 limes (juice)
2 tbsp organic raw sugar
3 tbsp Thai fish sauce or soy sauce
1 tbsp pounded dry shrimps or 1 tsp organic dry fermented black beans
A handful cashew nuts (chopped)
Fresh organic coriander (chopped)

Crush the garlic and de-seed the fresh chilli peppers chop finely. Mix together the dark raw sugar, lime juice and fish sauce and add the pounded dry shrimps. Julienne the papaya and cucumber and add with the halved tomatoes into a serving bowl.  Add the sauce, mix together well and garnish with cilantro and cashew nuts. Chill for around 30 minutes and serve.

Zenxin’s Weekend Organic Market – 28 Nov09

Organic food lovers rejoice – Zenxin will be holding another Weekend Organic Market this Saturday!

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Date: 28th Nov 09, Saturday

Time: 10 am to 6pm

Venue: Tanglin Shopping Centre (near HARD ROCK Café), 11 Cuscaden Road #01-01 S(249727)

Over 40 varieties of fresh organic produce from Malaysia, Australia and U.S. will be offered at the Weekend Organic Market. Look out for promotions and discounts as well!

Alternatively, you can buy fresh produce from our newly-renovated and more spacious Zenxin Organic [email protected] Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre!

See you there!



Zenxin was Featured in iWeekly!

Zenxin’s colourful Halloween recipes for Bat Balls, Pumpkin Patronus and Raisin Ants on a Tofu/Celery Log (courtesy of organic food advocate, Ms. Ceridwen Wolf) were featured in 29 October 09’s issue of iWeekly!

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Our Bat Balls recipe

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The delicious-looking Pumpkin Patronus and Raisin Ants on a Tofu/Celery Log recipes!

Happy reading and trying out the recipes!