Passionfruit

Passionfruit

Spherical capsule, 5 cm in diameter. Hard outer shell, slightly wrinkled with purple or yellow skin. Translucent yellow flesh, jelly like and watery. Aromatic and sweet flavour. Many smooth, small, black, edible seeds. All passionfruit plants are perennial climbers furnished…

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Mango

Mango

Most fresh mangoes are eaten around the world every day than any other fruit. They vary in colour, with some vividly coloured red and yellow and some in dull green. Mangoes are distinctive with their juicy and sweet-spicy flavour. Mangoes…

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Pear

Pear

Same family as the apple, general structure is the same except that the shape is different. A green/yellow fruit with a rounded base and a narrowing neck. Russeting may occur on the skin (brown speckles). The cuticle and waxy external…

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Strawberries

Strawberries

Strawberries are actually not berries but rather an “aggregate fruit”, forming from a flower that has many ovaries. This allows strawberries to be quite complex but a delicious summer snack. The heart shape of the fruit clearly implies that it…

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Firm, blue, slightly acid berry. 75-150mm in diameter frosted. Dusted look called the ‘bloom’. The blueberry is a shrub varying from 0.5 to 7.5m in height and may be deciduous or evergreen. It is a shallow rooted plant. Flowers are…

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Peaches

Peaches

A peach is a round stone fruit with juicy yellow flesh and pinkish-yellow skin that can be eaten raw, made into desserts or added to salads. With fuzziness serving as its external texture, internally, the flesh is soft and sweet…

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Thyme

Thyme

Perennial herbs native to Europe, northern Africa and Asia. There are a number of thyme species in cultivation. Thyme has a peppery flavour. Common thyme T. vulgaris is the most used culinary herb, used extensively in Mediterranean and French cooking.…

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Tarragon

Tarragon

A member of the wormwood family, tarragon is a perennial herb native to Europe and North America. Sold as dried leaves or fresh branches. Leaves are glossy green, lance-shaped up to 8 cm long. Spicy flavour like aniseed. French tarragon…

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Chives – Garlic

Chives – Garlic

Characterised by their flat, garlic-flavoured leaves, these chives are used as a garnish in Vietnamese rice paper rolls, as an addition to soups and to Thai noodle dishes. They are also an essential element in Chinese chive pancakes and omelettes.…

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Chervil

Chervil

A herb native to Asia, but has been used in Europe for centuries, where chervil soup is traditionally consumed on Holy Thursday. Included in the traditional French fines herbes mix (with parsley, tarragon, and thyme). Also called French parsley. Sold…

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Thai Basil

Thai Basil

This is a tropical variety of sweet basil and is recognizable by its purple stems and flower spikes and distinct aniseed perfume. It figures prominently in Thai curries and seafood stir-fries and is added to Vietnamese salads and soups, particularly…

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Banana Leaf

Banana Leaf

Banana leaves are used for wrapping food to be cooked by steaming, boiling or grilling and they impart their own fragrance to the foodstuffs they enclose. They are also made into cups to hold custards and salads. They should be…

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