Baby endives were originally from Asia and spread to Europe and North America.
Also known as frisee, has frizzy leaves and a slightly bitter flavour. This crisp green lettuce is smaller than many other lettuces and just as easy to prepare. Its slightly bitter flavour means it complements other greens beautifully and together with the delicate sharpness it is just the balance needed in a green salad.
This smaller version of the normal endive packs a nutritional punch with high amounts of vitamin C, dietary fibre and antioxidants.
Uses: This versatile green can be eaten raw or cooked. Use it in a salad, sautée it or use it as a base for your main dish. Either way it is a tasty addition to your meal.
One of the earliest cultivated leaf vegetables, the watercress and violas was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans often used it as an alternative to black pepper.
The herb possesses high levels of antioxidants and can be used to treat swollen breathing passages and health conditions such as constipation.
This leafy herb from the Brassica family has a textured flavour making it suitable for salads and vegetables.
A popular herb used in Mediterranean dishes and regarded as a symbol of happiness by ancient Greeks and Romans.
Its cancer-fighting and immune-boosting medicinal properties are derived from its rich stores of vitamins – A,C,E and K – and minerals iron and magnesium.
Oregano is a common ingredient in Italian cuisines and starters such as salads. Adding Oregano to meat reduces toxic compounds formed during the cooking process.
Wombok has been grown in China since the 15th century and is widely known as the Chinese Cabbage. Its mild and sweet flavour makes it a versatile and commonly used ingredient in Asian cuisines.
The Chinese cabbage helps in weight loss, keeping the eyes healthy, and keeping the skin youthful and healthy.
Stir-dry Wombok in ginger and chili in the traditional Chinese cooking style or use it for making KimChi, Korea’s national dish.
Radish sprouts are known for their high nutritional value and are an excellent source of folate. They also have high anti-cancer properties and are beneficial for a healthy cardiovascular system and good skin.
The salad mix contains small young salad greens. The mix may vary but usually it will contains greens such as endive, rocket, chervil and red oak lettuce. It is an easy choice when making a quick salad that adds colour and variety in your greens and at the same time packs a great nutritional punch!
The citrus flavour and aroma emitting from the herb kaffir makes it a staple in Southeast Asian cuisines from poultry dishes to soups.
Herb Kaffir can be used as a medicinal herb and its health benefits include detoxification of the blood and improving the body immunity.
Crush these leaves to release the juices before adding them to your dish. The herb kaffir goes well with fish dishes and can be used in drink cocktails