Radicchio

Radicchio

Radicchio (pronounced rah-dee-key-oh) is a type of chicory with dark reddish-purple leaves and white veins that form a round or elongated head. Commonly mistaken for red cabbage or lettuce, radicchio has a strong, bitter taste. It pairs well with many…

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Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi

Both red and white (or light green) coloured Kohlrabi are available, however the flesh of both is creamy yellow-white. Kohlrabi are similar to a broccoli stem or cabbage heart in taste, but milder and sweeter. Kohlrabi leaves can be eaten…

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Lo Bok – Daikon

Lo Bok – Daikon

Lo Bok is also known as Daikon, Daikon Radish or White Radish. Visually they have the appearance of a large, white carrot. The flavour is similar to a mild radish. The flesh is crisp and perfect for adding crunch to…

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Lettuce

Lettuce

Lettuce is one of the most widely used salad vegetables and is available in a variety of colours, shapes and flavours. Lettuce seeds arrived in Australia on the First Fleet. The most popular lettuce varieties in Australia are: Iceberg with…

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Leek

Leek

Leeks are related to an onion and have a white, slender bulb with flat, dark green leaves. They can be used to replace onions in a recipe and will give a slightly sweeter, milder onion flavour. Although the dark green…

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger root is a rhizome from the flowering ginger plant. Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy and have a mild taste. The skin is light brown on the bulbous rhizome with an ivory flesh inside. Dried ginger is used…

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Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is a species in the onion genus, Allium. The onion, shallot, leek, chive, and Chinese onion are close relatives of Garlic. The active ingredient in garlic is allicin โ€“ a sulphur compound which is released when garlic is crushed.…

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Endive

Endive

Endive is a green leafy vegetable with a slightly bitter taste. Endive is mainly used in salads, stir fries or soups.

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Rosella

Rosella

Rosella grow in warm temperate to tropical areas. The rosella is made up of 2 usable parts: Clayx – petal like bracts around the seed bud which are crimson in colour and can be stewed as a dessert filling, made…

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Lychee

Lychee

Lychee are oval to round in shape and up to 5cm in diameter. The Lychee flesh is sweet yet tangy. The outer red skin is peeled off to reveal the edible semi translucent flesh, which has a one seed inside.…

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Loganberry

Loganberry

Loganberries are a hybrid of the blackberry and raspberry. The berry looks like a the largest size blackberry but has a dark bright red colour. The loganberry can be eaten raw and is also popular in making jams, jellies and…

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Gooseberry

Gooseberry

Gooseberries are the size of large grapes with a round shape. Gooseberries can be eaten whole when ripe, however become sweeter later in the season. Early season berries have a sour taste and are better for culinary use. Available from…

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