Lebanese cucumbers are small, with juicy white flesh. Their thin green skin is usually not peeled. It has its own distinct refreshing aroma and flavour, and not sweet, making it a favourite in salads and juices. Low in acids, it is one of the most alkaline veggies.
It is also a great addition to dips, especially yoghurt-based ones. Best served chilled.
Barry’s Tips: Store them away from ethylene-producing fruits and veggies.
Chop them to smaller bits (great to chew) to add into your salad mix, or stir fry them (with butter) for a great savory meal on its own!
This pack of kale leaves comes with a punch of nutrients.
Red Oak lettuce is a type of butter lettuce. These lettuces are known for their more compact head and their mellow flavour. Red oak lettuce is more heat tolerant than iceberg lettuce and other crisphead lettuce types.
Red Oak lettuce has a more buttery, crisp texture with a mellow, nutty and sweet flavour. Perfect for those who do not like the more bitter lettuce times. Red oak lettuce is full of antioxidants as well as vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.
Perfect in a salad, its deep red colour adds a splash colour especially with greens, avocado and fruits. It can also be used as a bed for turkey, chicken and tuna or have it in a sandwiches. The red leaves can also be blanched and used with stuffing such as mushrooms.
Roma tomatoes are commonly grown in Australia, Great Britain, United States, and Mexico.
Oblong shaped, more meaty and less seeds than the regular round tomatoes, Roma tomatoes are more commonly used in sauces and stew.
The tomatoes contain vitamin C and vitamin K which assist the body in repairing injuries, preventing blood clotting, and improving immunity response. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese and dietary fibre which assist in preventing aging, regulating blood pressure, and keeping skin healthy.
Butter lettuce is a type of lettuce that includes Bibb lettuce and Boston lettuce. It’s known for loose, round-shaped heads of tender, sweet leaves and a mild flavor. All varieties of butterhead lettuces have smooth, loosely-coiled leaves that are often sold with the roots still attached to preserve freshness.
The sweet, tender leaves of butter lettuce make for simple everyday salad greens, but can also be transformed into an edible vessel for low-carb meals!
A member of the squash family, the zucchini is a summer squash with tender flesh and seeds and soft edible skin. Ranging in sizes of about 6-15 cm, longer than the baby zucchinis though the latter have the sweeter flavour. Attractive Golden yellow zucchinis are also available.
Zucchini is one of the very low calorie vegetables; only 17 calories per 100g. Its peel is high in fiber that helps reduce constipation and it’s a good source of potassium. These beauties taste as good as they look; in salads, sautees and even as hash brown substitutes!
Green Oak lettuce is a type of butter lettuce. These lettuces are known for their more compact head and their mellow flavour. Green oak lettuce is more heat tolerant than iceberg lettuce and other crisphead lettuce types.
Greek Oak lettuce has a more buttery, crisp texture with a mellow, nutty and sweet flavour. Perfect for those who do not like the more bitter lettuce times. Lettuce is bursting with vitamin A, vitamin C and folate.
Perfect in a salad, especially with other greens, avocado and fruits. It can also be used as a bed for shellfish or in sandwiches.
Peas were an important part of diets during the middle ages and were eventually grown, exported worldwide following the invention of canning and freezing. The garden green peas is a versatile vegetable grown by the English.
Also known as sweet peas or English Peas. These peas are rounder and firmer than their pea counterparts. Peas are great for boosting the overall immune system.
The garden green can be eaten raw, roasted or salted as snacks.