May & June Market Report 2021
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- BRUSSEL SPROUTS
- SWEET POTATOES
WHAT’S ON THE PLATE THIS MONTH?
Proven to stop the growth of prostate cancer cells, pomegranate seeds are not just healthy but delicious and versatile, making them easy additions to a variety of dishes. You can toss them into a green or fruit salad, sprinkle them onto yoghurt or oatmeal, add them to fruit juices or smoothies, use them as a tangy garnish to avocado and toast, or just simply eat them fresh from the fruit.
Low in calories and high in many nutrients, Brussels sprouts taste amazing when lightly panned or tossed in the oven with a dust of olive oil, brown sugar and a pinch of salt. You can also add steamed Brussels sprouts to your favourite pasta recipe, and they are delicious with sweet onions, carrots, and snow peas in a stir-fry.
Citrus fruit is a perfect addition to your winter diet. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, are known to help boost our immune system, and combat illness during the cold and flu season. We recommend trying 100% Australian pure orange, lemon, and lime juices from Eastcost Beverages as we are one of their official suppliers.
MUST HAVE PRODUCE: VEGETABLES
Broccoli, which means little sprouts in Italian, is an excellent source of Vitamin A & C, a very good source of folacin and vitamin E, and a useful source of riboflavin. It can be eaten raw or lightly blanched in salads as a side vegetable or in a stir-fry.
Chestnuts are cholesterol-free, low in sodium, and are a good source of dietary fibre. They can be used as a tasty alternative to more common nuts and can be eaten cooked or raw after peeling. Try chestnuts with rice, sweet potatoes, and shitake mushrooms.
Cauliflower contains vitamin C and K, some B group vitamins, potassium, calcium and fibre. Originating in the Mediterranean more than 2,000 years ago, make sure to select compact white heads that are clean and white, and the leaves should not be limp.
MUST HAVE PRODUCE: FRUIT
Oranges are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free, and are high in fibre and vitamin C. Oranges can be stored at room temperature for a day or two, and then should be stored in the fridge crisper or drawer, away from vegetables for up to two weeks.
Kiwifruits are a good source of magnesium, are sodium-free and are a low-fat source of vitamin E. In 1904 the first kiwifruit was planted in New Zealand. The best kiwifruits are those that are plump and smooth-skinned with no wrinkles, bruises or punctures.
Nash pears are an apple-shaped pear, completely covered with a very fine cinnamon-coloured russet. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. Nashi pears have a creamy coloured, crunchy, juicy textured flesh, and are great to add in a fruit salad or breakfast cereal.