From increasing interest in farmers’ markets and organically grown produce to demanding to see the nutritional breakdown of our favorite fast foods, there is a revolution in America to not only eat better–but to know where our food comes from.
At Sara’s Market and Bakery in Richardson, Texas, healthy food options are abundant. Fresh produce, a variety of cheeses from around the world, and, especially, a selection of halal meats are all under one roof.
Sara’s is particularly known for its butcher shop and meat market. The halal process ensures Islamic butchering standards are upheld. Buying Halal meat is a guarantee of high quality. Halal producers take extra steps such as creating a clean and healthy lifestyle for animals, who are fed a completely vegetarian diet. Yvonne Maffei, a culinary educator and the founder of “My Halal Kitchen, says, “Treating our bodies with wholesome foods, free of harmful ingredients —pesticides, toxins, pollutants, filth, etc. — is not just a value desired by Muslims, it’s desired by all of humanity.” To read more about the Halal process, you can read Maffei’s column here.
The most popular types of halal meat are beef, lamb and chicken. However, according to Islamic practice, pork is not permissible. Shaun Smith of the USDA joins Sara’s Bakery in urging all consumers, regardless of faith, to “read the labels on the products to make sure the products meets your dietary or religious requirements.”
Sara’s Market and Bakery works diligently to ensure all of their products are of the highest quality and meet the toughest standards. Please join in the conversation of healthy eating by e-mailing Sara’s Market and Bakery today.
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