June 19 In Season at the Market
Buying and eating in season produce is good for your nutrition and helps the economy, our seasonal updates are here to lend a hand.
Let us inspire you with just a few of the fresh, locally grown produce now in season at the South Australia Produce Market that you will find at your local fruit and veg store.
As citrus season is in full swing, be sure to look out for the sweet and juicy Clementine Mandarins. This variety came about through the cross pollination of a mandarin and a sweet orange. They’re seedless and have an easy to remove peel, which makes them great for eating on the go. As they are packed full of several nutrients including Vitamin C, fibre and are rich in antioxidants, be sure to have these in your fruit bowl for the whole family to enjoy. Not only are these mandarins great for a healthy snack, but this versatile fruit can also be enjoyed in many desserts, salads and even mandarin marmalade. Be sure to include these “bright beauties” in your weekly shop.
Green Kiwi Fruit
Kiwi fruit is in plentiful supply and who doesn’t love a green kiwi fruit for a healthy snack. There are 2 varieties available – green and golden! The flesh of the green kiwi fruit is obviously green in colour with a tangier, more tropical flavour compared to the sweetness of golden varieties. Packed full of Vitamin C which boosts the immune system and being low in sugar, what a great healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy. Either cut in half and eaten with a spoon or peeled and sliced, these refreshing fruits are a must and of course, how great do they look dressed on a pavlova or in a fruit salad.
Golden beets are a variety of beets (beetroot) similar to their red counterpart. The main difference between the two is their striking golden yellow colour. These beets have a firm and crisp texture with a mildly sweet, earthy flavour. Golden beets are an excellent source of folate, manganese, beta-carotene, and are a very good source of potassium and fibre making them a healthy vegetable to include with your roast dinner. Not only can you use this versatile vegetable cooked but Golden Beets can be consumed raw and are popularly shaved, shredded, julienned, or spiralized into salads, slaws, and soups. Keep an eye out for Golden Beets at your local fruit and veg store or market to include in your hearty meals or salads.
Even though the cold weather of Winter is here, this week we are highlighting Endive, which is a green, leafy vegetable that has a slightly bitter taste. Endive (sometimes referred to as Witlof) can be enjoyed in a variety of salads providing a crisp texture with a hint of bitterness, or when used cooked, the sharp flavour softens into a mellow, nutty sweetness. Endive is high in Vitamin A and C, folic acid and potassium making it a healthy addition to incorporate in your weekly meals. Be sure to add this leafy, green to your shopping basket when you’re next at your local fruit and veg store.
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