Nashii pears have a crisp, grainy texture, similar to that of apples. Their creamy white flesh is juicy with a sweet, light, low-acidic flavour and a fragrant aroma. Filled with fibre it is low in calories and high water content.
Uses: Unlike their western counterparts Asian pears are not usually used in pies or jams. Usually served raw and peeled it can however be used in salads and stir-fries.
Sebago potatoes are considered an all rounder potato type and are one of the most widely used varieties potatoes. High in nutrients and almost fat free they have a floury texture, which fries and roasts well but might fall apart when boiled.
Store in a dry, dark place. A cool temperature is best, but try not to store the potatoes in the fridge.
Uses: These all-purpose potatoes can be used in any way you wish. Baked, fried, mashed, grilled, boiled and added to any stew or casserole.
Sweet corn is a deliciously sweet veggie which kernels are eaten in several ways. It has a high sugar content but is also filled with nutritious elements and starch.
Sweet corn does not store too well for a longer period on the cob as it can become quite starchy. But you can remove the kernels from the cob, blanch them and freeze them for easy access and use in any dish!
Uses: Eat it fresh, blanch it or grill it. There are several ways to eat this sweet veggie. Use it in soups, salads or casseroles; it works well with any sauces as well. The easiest way to enjoy sweet corn is to grill the cob and eat it with salt and butter.
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.
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.
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.
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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!
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.