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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Buddha’s Hand

Buddha’s Hand

Buddha’s Hand is a variety of the citron – one of the most ancient of the citrus family. Ripe fruits have extremely fragrant, thick, yellow, rind, and contain no pulp. It is mainly used to perfume a room or clothing…

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Truss Tomato

Truss Tomato

Sold as 3 or more tomatoes still attached to the vine, or truss. Picked when ripe to retain flavour and aroma. Round smooth fruit with a deep red colour. Medium sized: 50-70mm in diameter. Excellent flavour as they are ripened…

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Pecan Nut

Pecan Nut

This nut is a type of hickory native to the USA. The pecan tree is large (up to 30m) and is can still be found growing wild in the US and Mexico. Pecans were an important food source for many…

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Pistachio Nut

Pistachio Nut

These nuts are borne on the female Pistacia trees native to Iran and Turkmenistan. Trees bear either male or female flowers. Nuts are oval in shape, 15 to 20 mm long, and are commonly sold still in the split beige…

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Soursop

Soursop

Oval/heart shaped fruit. Weighs 4.5 – 7kg. Leathery looking but tender inedible skin, from which many spines protrude. The tip of the spines break off easily when the fruit is ripe. Skin is dark green becoming yellow/green when ripe. Flesh…

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Spanish Onion

Spanish Onion

Small onions with red to deep red coloured skin. Flesh is white with red rings. Also called Spanish or salad onions. Will not store as long as brown onions. Very sweet – can be eaten raw. Not all red onions…

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Spring Onion

Spring Onion

A member of the onion family. Basically an immature onion. Long slender dark green stalks. Small white bulb at base. Fine cream/white roots at the base. The spring onion is believed to have originated in the Far East. Chives and…

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