Ginger root often just called ginger has been widely used as both spice and medicine for many years. Ginger has a spicy, fragrant flavour, though the younger roots have a milder and juicier flavour.
This anti-inflammatory and antioxidant root is available year round and very little is needed to add the spicy flavour to a dish. Peel fresh ginger before eating and store any remaining unpeeled ginger in a plastic bag in your fridge or freeze it for long term storage. It can also be used in vinegar, candy, juices, teas, or as a flavour enhancer in many recipes including stir-fries, teas, juices.
If seeped in boiling water you can make ginger tea – which is especially tasty if honey and lemon is added!
White button mushrooms are some of the most common mushroom have a mild, earthy flavour. They have a subtle, almost bland flavour when raw, which strengthened when cooked. Propped full of vitamins and minerals mushrooms contain a high amount of copper, vitamin C, D and B and many other nutrients!
Store them in a cool place on a single layer covered in a damp paper towel or keep them in a paper bag.
Uses: Great when sautéed mushrooms can be used in salads, casseroles, meats, gravies, sauces and stews.
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Yellow grapefruit, also known as white grapefruit, is a citrus fruit with yellow/white flesh that is more bitter and sour than their red and pink fleshed variants. Rich in vitamins and nutrients they are a great source of fibre and vitamin C promoting healthy skin.
The sweet-tart balance in the yellow grapefruit makes it great for cooking and it is great for a myriad of uses for those that appreciate its vibrant aroma.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!