Baby spinach is a versatile green. The tender baby leaves have a bolder taste than larger mature spinach leaves. Great in salads as well as almost any cooked dish, baby spinach can be sautéed, eaten raw, simmered, and much more!
It’s zesty and bold flavour works well with the peppery leafy tones. Filled with nutritious minerals and vitamins!
Broccoli packs a nutritious punch with high levels of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Because of its many other nutrients and cancer-fighting benefits, broccoli is a powerful little green to add to your meal.
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Barry’s Tip: You can prepare broccoli in several ways. Blanch it, steam it, stir-fry it or even have it raw! Chilled broccoli can make for a great afternoon snack.
Asparagus is a spring vegetable and therefore only available in the Australian spring season. Only young asparagus shoots are commonly eaten as they turn harder an “woody” once they start to mature and grow.
Being 93% water Asparagus is low in calories and sodium. A good source of vitamin B6, calcium, magnesium, zinc and much much more!
Tip: Great as a side dish! You can stir-fry it, grill it and even use it in stews, soups or eat it raw in a salad!
Bok choy is the ubiquitous and household leafy Chinese-cabbage. It is one of the most popular vegetables in Asia.
Bok choy is an excellent source of vitamin A, C and K. along with essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and manganese.
Bok Choy leaves are soft and succulent, with crunchy white stalks and young sweet flavoured flower shoots. The whole plant is edible. The slight mustard flavor of Bok Choy makes it a delightful addition to stir-fries, soups and noodle, and salads, if the young leaves are used.
The cultivation of Pak Choy in south China date as far back as the 5th century. It has since spread throughout China and to other parts of Asia and the western hemisphere.
This leafy vegetable packs a hefty amount of dietary fibre to aid in digestion. Vitamin C and K bolsters immune system and strengthens the bones.
Pak Choy is a leafy green that is often stir-fried or steamed. Both leaves and stems can be cooked and consumed. As part of the mustard family, it falls into the same category as mustard, broccoli, turnips and cabbage even though it is lettuce-like in appearance.
Tip: Cook the stems first then add the leaves as they cook quicker. Stir fry with some soy sauce, herbs and garlic for flavour.
Choy Sum is one of the most popular vegetables among the Chinese and is probably the most popular vegetable in Hong Kong. As a matter of fact, it is now also widely used in the western world.
Choy Sum is rich in carotene (pro-vitamin A), calcium and dietary fiber. It also provides potassium and folic acid.
The flowering shoots and younger leaves of Choy Sum are used in salads or stir-fried, lightly boiled or steamed and added to meat.
Snow peas are edible pod fruits that are flatter than other pea types. But just like its cousin, the sugar snap peas, snow peas can be eaten whole with both pod and peas.
Unlike the garden variety or english pea the outer layer is not as fibrous which makes it easier to consume whole. The walls of the pod on snow peas are thinner than those on a sugar snap pea and therefore perfect for those who do not like the thickness and crunchiness of sugar snap peas.
Snow peas are often served in salads or even eaten on their own whole as a snack. But they can also be used in cooking, through stir-frying or steaming, though overcooking may make the pod fall apart.
A natural hybrid developed by a Japanese company. The broccilini has smaller florets and thinner stalks than the broccili.
It is high in vitamins and minerals essential to improving nervous and brain functions and preventing cardiovascular diseases.
Broccolini tastes milder, with a sweet, earthy taste than the Broccoli. It can be sautéd, steamed, boiled, or stir fried to bring out the most of its sweet crunchy flavour.
Broccoli sprouts contain some of the most potent antioxidant and detoxification properties in the world of vegetables. They are also known to improve the skin and help with joints.
Broccoli sprouts can be stir fried, eaten raw and used to replace other crunchy vegetable in salad recipes.