Parsnip

Parsnip

Parsnip belongs to the carrot family, and is native to Europe and Asia. It can be consumed fresh in salads or used as an ingredient of soups, casseroles, stews and various savoury dishes. Parsnips are in season during autumn, winter…

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Oregano

Oregano

Oregano is a versatile culinary herb used in many cuisines worldwide, especially Italian and Greek cuisines. It is particularly popular in pizza and tomato-based dishes, but it can also be added to sausages, soups and meat. Oregano is characterised by…

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Parsley

Parsley

Parsley is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is a versatile ingredient that can be used in soups, salads, stews and dishes with meat, fish and tomatoes. It belongs to the same family as carrot, cumin…

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Okra

Okra

Also known as a “lady’s fingers”, the okra originated in Africa. The most common types of okra include Annie Oakley, Purple, Chinese and Emerald. Okra seeds can be used to make a hot brewed drink similar to coffee. Okra is…

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Olives

Olives

The olive is a fruit that can be green, purple, black, dark brown and even pink in colour. Olives cannot be eaten directly from the tree since they are very bitter, so they need to be processed before they are…

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Cucumber

Cucumber

Besides being famed as a salad staple that accompany almost every restaurant, cucumbers also make for a perfect summer cocktail. Almost 96% of the content of a cucumber is water, and they are a tasty way to hydrate. Cucumbers are…

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Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms range in colours from amber to paper bag-brown. Each mushroom has a wide umbrella shape with caps and a curled rim. Shiitake mushrooms are said to have 10 times more flavour than white button mushrooms. Its smoky flavour…

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Rival Apricot

Rival Apricot

Rival apricots have orange skin with a deep blush. They are mild and slightly tart in flavour with low acidity. Rival apricots are great for bottling, jams and make a great pre-workout drink or snack. Rival apricots are typically in…

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Fuji Apple

Fuji Apple

Many people think that the Fuji apple is named after Mount Fuji, but its name actually comes from Fujisaki, the Japanese town where they were developed. Known for their sweet flavour, Fuji apples have one of the highest sugar contents…

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Artichoke

Artichoke

The artichoke is an intriguing vegetable as it is actually the bud of a thistle—a flower. It has an armour-like exterior and a savoury-sweet heart; it is as beautiful as it is flavourful to eat. Besides its unique appearance, it…

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Zucchini

Zucchini

Zucchini resembles a cucumber in shape and has numerous seeds. It is one of the most versatile vegetables there is; it can be used in different recipes ranging from fritters to cheesy tots. It can be enjoyed both raw or…

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Rambutan

Rambutan

Rambutan is a tropical fruit and is marked by its signature bold red colour and bristly spines. Its sweet and floral flavour make rambutans ideal for eating raw as a snack or stewed as dessert. A ripened rambutan can range…

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