These sweet, juicy and crunchy apples are duller in colour than other red apples. Great eaten on it’s own it is not as widely used for baked desserts as the less sweet cooking apples. However it is still a great addition to any fruit salad or a sweet addition to a purèe or a salad!
Regular consumption of apples can help to improve heart health, enhance immunity and reduce risk of cancers and diabetes.
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This green herb is widely used in cooking around the world. Great with potatoes, rice, fish and meat it is an all round herb that works great with most dishes!
A great source of Vitamin C, fibre beta-carotene and many other important nutrients, english spinach is a nutritional powerhouse just like all other leafy greens.
English spinach, unlike the baby spinach variety, comes with stems, which are also edible. You can eat both stems and leaves of this green vegetable in a variety of ways. Choose between stir-frying, shredding, mixing it into sauces or steaming it. No matter what you do it adds a delectable flavour and loads of yummy, healthy goodness to your food.
Barry’s Tip: Some soil might still be hiding between the leaves. Wash them gently in cold water, before using and dry using a salad spinner.
The distinctive dark purple colour of red cabbage adds a beautiful splash of colour to a variety of savoury dishes. It benefits from long, slow cooking methods to bring out its mellow flavour. Choose red cabbage that has crisp-looking leaves without any holes or discoloured patches. It should be firm and heavy for its size.
They are great in stir-fries, stews and salads!
Kumera Gold has a sweeter taste than the other versions in its family. It has a soft, smooth texture to compliment its delicate sweet taste.
As versatile as the others in its family, it can be enjoyed in many ways. Make wedges, chips, mash or roast it.
Capsicum (commonly known as bell peppers) comes in several different shapes and colours and is often used in cooking all around the world as well as in spices. It is related to its spicier variety the chilli pepper, but is milder and larger than the spicier varieties.
Red, yellow and orange capsicums are sweeter than their green counterparts which have a more bitter flavour.
Bell peppers can be used in a variety of ways! Juice it, stir-fry it, sauté it, toss it in a salad… Only your imagination stops you when it comes to this versatile veggie!
Japanese pumpkin, also known as kabocha, is an Asian variety of winter squash. Its bright orange flesh has a strong yet sweet flavour and moist, chestnut-like fluffy texture. Propped full of beta-carotene, iron and vitamins.
Uses: Japanese pumpkin can be fried, roasted, stewed, pureed into soups or even put in desserts like pies!
Enjoy the clean, refreshing flavour of organic spearmint. Chill the infusion in summer for a thirst quenching ice tea. Other than being soothing on the stomach many now believe that spearmint can help balance a females hormones and in turn improve the quality of skin, however there is little scientific evidence behind this.
Ingredients: Certified Organic spearmint leaf
Size: 25 bags
Turmeric may be a tiny root, but it packs a great punch. Turmeric has a earthly, spicy, bitter and mustardy smell and flavour which is derived from one of the active ingredients in the root, namely curcumin, which has been celebrated in traditional medicine for its many uses.
It can be used to flavour savoury dishes, make juice, in baked goods, curries, as a natural food colouring. It can also be pickled, dried or even boiled with rice to give white rice a golden colour and a bit of a spicy flavour. Another favourite that many turn to is using the golden orange root in tea together with coconut milk for a lovely afternoon treat.
Tip: If you wish to activate the curcumin in turmeric add in some pepper, as most of the beneficial nutrients won’t actually enter your body when consuming curcumin alone. Pepper helps guide the healthy goodness of this root to where it belongs instead of it just leaving your system without doing any good. (Source: Turmericforhealth.com)
Whether you refer to a tomato as a fruit or a vegetable, there is no doubt that a tomato is a nutrient-dense, super-food that most people should eat more anytime.
The tomato has been referred to as a “functional food,” a food that goes beyond providing just basic nutrition. Due to their beneficial phytochemicals such as lycopene, tomatoes also play a role in preventing chronic disease and deliver other health benefits. (source: medicalnewstoday.com)