Eating your daily servings of fruit and vegetables is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and with plenty of delicious options at Your Local Fruit and Veg Shop, getting your daily helpings is easy!
This week’s pick is Grapefruit, a delicious citrus rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fibre with a sweet, tangy flavour that will keep you coming back for more! They are great alone, or in salads as a burst of citrus, or as an addition to drinks or juices. For something a bit different, you could whip up this Crab-and-Pink Grapefruit Salad this week!
Be sure to pick up some Grapes at your local fruit and veg shop this week! There are so many varieties in season, particularly red and white seedless, sultanas, muscat and table grapes.
There is still good supply of stone fruit, but they won’t stay around for too much longer! There are a good variety of Plums and Peaches available this week, so be sure to pick some up for a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins.
Shepard Avocados are in season now, and are ready to eat when they are soft and green, unlike hass avocados that are recipe when they turn purple. Avocados are rich in healthy fats, and are a great fruit to boost the nutrition in your daily intake!
Guava is coming into season at the moment and is a perfect addition to this week’s shop. Guava is rich in vitamin C to improve immunity, and lycopene and antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. The manganese found in guava also helps the body absorb key nutrients from the food that we eat, so be sure to pick some up this week!
Other delicious fruits to find this week are Limes and Lemons, delicious Figs, and dont forget about new-season Apples and Pears that are making their way onto shelves now!
With plenty of delicious vegetables available, there’s no excuse not to pack your meals with fresh veg this week! Find excellent Zucchini, Beans, Broccoli and Cauliflower this week. After something different for dinner? Try out our Pizza Cauliflower Bake that will have the whole family loving their veggies!
Another new fixture in Your Local Fruit and Veg Shop this week is Chestnuts. Chestnuts have a variety of uses, and can be eaten alone, in desserts and as an accompaniment to meat dishes. They can also be used as a meat replacement! To cook chestnuts, score the shell before roasting or grilling, or cut in half to boil! Another great find in the way of nuts is fresh Pistachios with a delicate sweet flavour and soft texture.
Other seasonal veggies in store this week include Fennel, Corn, and Pumpkin, all perfect additions to your weekly shop!
Make the most of what’s in season this week, and remember to ask your greengrocer about any new produce you are unfamiliar with, you might learn something new! Cooking with a wide variety of fruit and vegetables is a great way to boost the nutritional value of your meals, and make eating fresh more exciting! Choose to shop at Your Local Fruit and Veg Shop!