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OrgHive: New Blockchain-Powered App Launches To Promote Organic Foods In China

4 Mins Read Launched earlier this year by Hong Kong-based digital transformation agency Integrated Management Systems (IMS), OrgHive is a new app designed to help consumers in China make healthier food choices while supporting organic brands targeting the mainland Chinese market. Powered by blockchain technology, the app offers greater transparency and trust to shoppers, who are increasingly conscious […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

An (Organic) Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

2 Mins Read A new study by researchers at Austria’s Graz University of Technology has found that a typical apple contains over 100 million gut-friendly bacteria vital to our health, but organic apples contain more diverse and balanced bacteria compared to conventionally grown ones.  Gut health has been the catchphrase in the health and wellbeing community in recent […]

Hello New Zealand? This Is Your Government: Go Vegan!

3 Mins Read Well, almost. In their latest sustainability report, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health strongly promotes plant-based diets as a way to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and improve daily food choices. The report also looked at other actionable changes, such as driving less and using less power in buildings.  The Health Ministry’s report emphasised that current […]

Thought Leader: Supafood’s Steven Wu Wants To Change The Way Hong Kongers Eat

8 Mins Read With Supafood, his sustainably-sourced, budget-friendly fast casual eatery, Steven Wu is quietly ushering in a healthy eating revolution in Hong Kong. We talk to the inspiring founder and F&B stalwart about the economics of healthy food, what needs to change in the city’s restaurant industry and why his staff is his most important investment.    How Did […]

The Ultimate Hong Kong Healthy Lunch List: Central, Soho & Sheung Wan

9 Mins Read Believe it or not, there are over 100 healthy eating spots on Hong Kong Island alone, and the number continues to grow thanks to the city’s newfound wellness addiction. The most popular search on Green Queen is where to get a healthy lunch, whether it’s for takeaway or a quick sit-down option during a busy […]

Health Foods Of The Future At The World’s Largest Natural Products Expo

6 Mins Read Thanks to our other jobs as co-founders of Ekowarehouse, a global B2B trade platform for certified organic and ecolabel products, we get to attend awesome natural and organic product trade shows all over the world. Since we are total health & wellness geeks (not to mention Hong Kong’s Green Queens), this is one of the […]

Green Queen HK Dining Guide: 7 New Healthy Restaurants To Try ASAP

5 Mins Read We are thrilled to share some exciting dining news: in the past few weeks, a whole slew of new healthy eating options have opened their doors across the city. Below are seven of the latest restaurants and cafes that are serving consciously created meals you will LOVE.  Vanimal March 2017 Update: Vanimal has closed down.  […]

5 Healthy Lunch Spots in Sheung Wan You May Not Know About

4 Mins Read Editor’s Update: Unfortunately, allt he below restaurants have closed down or moved. Please check our HK Directory to find healthy lunch spots near you or download our FREE iOS Green Queen App.  Sai Ying Pun gets all the media love these days but the original hipsters know that Sheung Wan is a still a happenin’ […]

Green Queen Recommends: Healthy Cooking Classes in Hong Kong

5 Mins Read Want to eat more vegetarian food but out of inspiration? Heard about kefir but have no idea how to make it? Dying to stock your fridge with homemade raw chocolate? Wish you knew how to make your own yoghurt? Desperate to bake some gluten free bread? Turns out Hong Kong has so much to offer […]

Green Queen Heroes: Punam Chopra of Spicebox Organics

5 Mins Read Tell us a little bit about yourself. I have been in the health and fitness industry for most of my life. I started one of the first women’s health and fitness centers in New Delhi, India 20 years ago and hosted my own fitness show on television. Following this experience, I went to Canada to […]

A Soup, A Salad & A Sweet, 3 Healthy Easy Recipes That Work Every Day

4 Mins Read It’s hard to find time to cook at home so it’s important to be armed with easy-to-follow healthy and delicious recipes. Blogger Nicole Lana Lee from uber healthy food site Ola Huna has designed a complete meal from appetizer to dessert that takes an hour or less to prepare! Each dish contains superfood ingredients that […]

Green Queen Loves: Eat Fresh Organic e-GreenGrocery Delivery

4 Mins Read If you haven’t heard of Eat Fresh yet, you must be living under a (proverbial) organic rock. Originally a mom trio who wanted to organize local & organic veggie deliveries, Eat Fresh is now a powerhouse of organic grocery shopping run by Mia Man, a Certified Plant-based Food Chef and Board Certified Health Coach,  and […]

INTERVIEW: Green Queen Heroes – Chef Peggy Chan of Grassroots Pantry

4 Mins Read We are so excited to present our brand new series: Hong Kong Green Heroes! We will be showcasing the talented and relentless individuals who are helping to make our hometown a greener, cleaner, kinder place to live and giving us eco warriors more accessible options! In our inaugural interview, Chef Peggy Chan shares herself with […]

The Clean Fifteen & The Dirty Dozen 2013 Edition

4 Mins Read Most of us have probably hear the word organic a lot these days. Some of us might already be striving towards 100% organic diets while others- most of us I suspect- feel guilty every time we reach for the regular broccoli in the produce isle of the supermarket. It isn’t easy to eat and buy organic. […]