Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato is a bright orange root vegetable, treated similarly to butternut squash, parsnips, swede and turnips. Sweet potato is much lower in starch than regular potato and actually does count towards your ‘5-a-day’. One of the great things about…

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Honeydew Melon

Honeydew Melon

Honeydew is part of the Cucumis Melo family and is known for its pale green flesh and yellow rind, however it can come in other colours too. If you are looking for something sweet and refreshing, honeydew is the perfect…

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Beetroot

Beetroot

Related to the silverbeet and sugarbeet A spherical root crop tuber Red/purple skin often streaked with white Leafy stalks which may be used in the same way as silverbeet Dark red/purple flesh which is crisp and juicy Roots are 6-8cm…

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Bean Shoot – Sprout

Bean Shoot – Sprout

The most common bean shoots are mung beans. They have been used in Chinese cuisine for centuries. Shoots are about 6 to 8 cm long, thin and white and contain the intact roots. Are sometimes grown in the dark so…

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Bean

Bean

The bean is an immature pod Pale yellow lavender or white flowers A firm, long, straight pod Contains soft seeds Grow on a bush 30-100cm in height or as a trellised climber up to 2m in height Green/yellow/purple depending upon…

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Basil

Basil

most varieties are easy to grow over the summer months in the garden or in pots considered the ‘King of Herbs’ by many cooking experts, and the name reflects this as it is derived from the Greek word for ‘king’…

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Bamboo Shoot

Bamboo Shoot

The young shoots of certain species of bamboo are harvested when they have barley broken through the surface of the soil. They should be peeled and boiled for about 20 minutes to remove the cyanide compounds they contain in their…

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Bacon – Avocado

Bacon – Avocado

Oval shaped with dark green skin. Large seed. Easy to peel with a thin skin, yellow fresh. Skin darkens slightly and fruit feels a little soft when ripe. Available: early August – December.

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Baby Green – Asparagus

Baby Green – Asparagus

Baby Green are a young Asparagus picked, by hand, in the early stages of development.  They have a succulent, sweet, nutritious, tender flesh and are good for fresh salads.  They are related to onions, leeks and garlic. Asparagus is dense…

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