As one of the most popular berry fruits in the world strawberries are actually a member of the rose family. These brightly red coloured fruits have a juicy texture and a lovely sweet aroma and flavour.
Uses: Strawberries can of course be eaten straight out of the punnet, but if you can find the willpower to keep a few they can be frozen, dried, made into preserves, or used in juices or smoothies.
Our organic strawberries come in 250g punnets. Strawberries are fragile fruits and will need to be kept refrigerated and eaten or prepared quickly for ultimate freshness to the berries.
Brown rice is a nutrient rich grain. Perfect in sushi, soups and risotto.
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Often used in Mediterranean cooking this colourful leafy veggie is full of nutritious goodness. The colourful leaves are full of vitamins and minerals and the veggie is considered one of the healthiest vegetables available.
There are many ways to prepare the veggie. You can prepare the leaves like you would spinach and the stalks in a similar manner to asparagus. However the leaves do need to be cooked a little longer than spinach leaves would be. Young leaves can also be used in salads. Cook and serve both parts of the veggie together or prepare them separately like two different veggies.
Use: You can serve chard steamed, braised or sautéed. It can also be used in many stews, soups, stir-fries and casseroles.
This large red fleshed watermelon has more seeds than its smaller versions, but is just as juicy though less sweet with a more refreshing flavour. Sold in 500g cut pieces it is a great fruit for both eating raw, in a fruit salad and even in juices!
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!
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! Curly parsley is also often used as garnish on dishes.
Get your greens and other lovely ingredients for your salads weekly! A great way to make sure you always have those crunchy yummy greens on your plate during dinner or easy access to a great lunch menu!
Each week we make sure that only the BEST produce makes it into your box, we will try our best to include a variety based on what is available.
Yellow carrots has a milder and sweeter flavour than the orange, red or purple variants. They have a firm, crisp texture that is not too woody or fibrous. The flavour has hints that might seem similar to celery and parsley.
Yellow carrots carry the same nutrients as their more common orange variant, but they also contain high levels of vitamin A.
Uses: Carrots can be used in a myriad of ways. From salads to roasts to juices you can add these orange veggies to almost anything! Yellow carrots are especially great pickled, deep fried, grilled or pan roasted. Yellow carrots can be eaten raw in crudites, pureed into sauces, boiled and braised. All carrots pair well with other root vegetables such as turnips, beets and radishes.
Artichokes were originally found in the Mediterranean and there were early records of its use during the ancient Greek and Roman times. Globe artichoke is considered to be the “true artichoke”. Both the end of the leaves, the base (or heart) are edible. A great starter for a few or a delicious, light meal for one.
Health benefits of the artichoke include boosting the body’s immune system, prevention of cancer and lowering of cholesterol.
Uses: often used in Italian dishes, sauces, and dips. You can boil, steam, grill, barbecue or bake it. Cook it in a pan of boiled salted water, you should be able to pull out a leaf easily when it is done. The heart of the artichoke is great for salads.
Tip: Iron, copper and aluminium cookware can cause discolouration during the cooking. It is better to use stainless steel, glass, or enamel during the preparation of the artichoke.
If you have been around the block and been on a juice programme for some time you may be accustomed to veggie only juices. (We do sneak in some carrots for a little bit of veggie sweetness occasionally).
If you are man (or woman) enough this juice may be the perfect squeeze for you. We would definitely recommend a veggies only juice if your immune system is feeling a little low.