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New to Vegfest this year - The Pearls of Samarkand


Samarkand has a history stretching back over 3,000 years, making it one of the oldest cities in the world.  Based in modern day Uzbekistan, it was an important junction for caravan traders on the ancient silk road between Europe and the East.  This fascinating city was and remains one the most important commercial centres in the Orient, a meeting place and crossroads of cultures and diverse products from all corners of the civilised world.  So it is fitting that Marap have chosen the name Samarkand as well as its location to bring together a range of the best and most exquisite dried fruit and nuts and named them The Pearls of Samarkand.The Pearls of Samarkand provide an exquisite range of natural dried fruit and nut snacks and ingredients – all organic, vegetarian and vegan.  Many of the products are wild harvested and the range brings some unique tastes to the UK. The Pearls of Samarkand range includes such rarities as black and white mulberries, purple- heart pomegranates, barberries, seabuckthorn, apricot kernels and goji berries.  After harvesting the products are brought to state-of-the-art drying stations near Samarkand, where Marap have created a Fair Trade joint venture with local businesses.  Products are shipped to Vienna for laser sorting and packing into convenient re-sealable doy packs. 


New to Vegfest this year – Lifestyle Organic

Lifestyle Organic - a range of convenient ready meal formats incorporating a variety of grains including, quinoa, couscous, spelt, buckwheat, barley, risotto rice and polenta.  Porcini mushrooms, pumpkin and saffron are just a few of the tasty accompaniments included in the product range.  If you fancy something a little more savoury, there are 4 Asian style mixes in the form of, Thai, Shitake, Oriental and Indian rice mixes.  All the products are simple to prepare and made ready in just a few minutes after adding water and heating in a saucepan or rice cooker. 

If you visit the Marap stand at Vegfest, Bristol, our celebrity Austrian chef, Tom de Cook will be preparing an assortment of Lifestyle Organic products for you to try and why not boost your energy for the evening concerts and graze on one of our Pearls of Samarkand fruit mixes to help you dance the night away – Vegan style. See www.marap.co.uk  for more details or contact David Jack on 01832 270196, 07740037894 or email office@marap.co.uk


Pearls of Samarkand

Pears of Samarkand


Lifestyle Organics

Lifestyle Organics







Provamel Natural Vitality