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Silverbeet, with its large green leaves and white stalks, has an earthy flavour and is a good source of folate, fiber and vitamins. In the same family as beets it is often thought to be similar to spinach and is often associated with Mediterranean cuisine though it is just as good with noodles, ramen or in stir-fries as well.
You can store both stalks and leaves in a sealed plastic bag. Or wash it and wrap it in paper towels for ultimate freshness and storage time.
Silverbeet is one of the most versatile greens for cooking. Its shiny green leaves fall somewhere between kale and spinach in toughness and bitterness. Blanch or sauté the silverbeet quickly so that they don’t loose too many of their nutrients and keep their crunchy texture before adding them to your dish.
Silverbeet can be used in pretty much any dish you can add spinach to. Add the young leaves raw and shredded to salads, or use them with the mature leaves in stir-fries, curries, quiches, soups and noodles.
Tip: Why not try seasoning the leaves and baking them in the oven for chips similar to kale chips?
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!
Baby potatoes are small, with a thin skin and rich, creamy, buttery taste. Higher in moisture than the more floury varieties of potatoes, it holds shape better and it also contains less starch.
A good source of vitamin C, this creamy potato also contain potassium and fibre with virtually no fat! Storing them in a dry, dark and cool place is best but try not to store the potatoes in the fridge.
Uses: An all-purpose potato use them for mashing, boiling, roasting, backing or pureeing. Great in soups, stews or salads.
Barry’s Tip: Dutch potatoes make for a yummy mash with just a little bit of salt. You don’t even need butter or cream!
Daikon literally means big root and is a winter radish with a mild flavour. Native to our part of the world here in Southeast Asia it is low in food energy, but it has a high amount of vitamin C.
There are many uses for this white root, especially in Asian dishes. It can be pickled, grated, simmered, shredded, dried and stir fried. Here in Singapore it is often used in carrot cake, a fried dish often found in hawker food centres.
Packed with fiber, vitamins, potassium, magnesium and so much more, this vegetable is the perfect addition to either lunch or dinner!
Savoy cabbage is mainly a winter vegetable and seasonal in nature. Under those circumstances, savoy cabbage is mostly available from us only during the winter season in Australia.
Tip: Try it blanched, steamed, stir-fried or raw. It is also great in coleslaw for those that don’t appreciate the toughness of green or red cabbage!
Summer squash is a type of squash normally harvested when it is still immature. This means the rind of these small yellow squashes is still very tender and can be eaten along with the flesh inside. The name often relates to the fact that these small squash have a much shorter storage life than fully matured squashes. Another variation of the summer squash would be zucchini.
The most common variety of summer squash arriving in our warehouse is often called Pattypan squash. Often just a few inches in diameter this tender squash can be used in several ways. You can roast it, stir-fry it or boil it. In some cultures it is also pickled in sweetened vinegar.
Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean reaches but also grows in southern England, where it was introduced by the Romans. It has a distinctive aroma and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.
Parsnip is a root vegetable closely related to carrots and can be used similarly, though they have a sweeter taste, especially when cooked.
Uses: Parsnips can be eaten raw, but are usually served cooked. They can be baked, boiled, pureed, roasted, fried or steamed. It can be found in stews, soups and casseroles.
The Purple Kumera has red skin and a creamy white firm textured flesh streaked with purple. It has a mellow flavour that is less sweet than that of the Golden Kumera. As other kumera it is a bit more starchy than the American versions of sweet potato, but it is a tasty addition to any dinner table when prepared right.
A great source of dietary fibre and bursting with nutrients this little root veggie has a myriad of uses. Steam it, grill it or bake it! It taste’s great either way. You can also use it as you would other sweet potatoes, though you may need to add a little extra liquid to the recipe for it to achieve the same texture.
Uses: You can add it to mashed potatoes, make potato wedges, gratin, soups or even in salads
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.
A member of the cabbage family, the swede is often confused with the turnip, though they look quite different. It’s also known as yellow turnip, Swedish turnip and Russian turnip and, in America, rutabaga. In Scotland, where it is known as neeps, swede is the traditional accompaniment to haggis on Burns night.
Swedes have a delicate, sweet flavour, a great texture and are very versatile. This vegetable provides many health benefits as it’s a good source of vitamins and nutrients.