March 14 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.
Purple Congo Potatoes
Purple Congo Potatoes originated in South America and are now grown right here in the Northern Adelaide Plains. These potatoes are characterized by their deep purple skin and flesh, which is high in antioxidants called anthocyanins that give them their distinctive colour. Purple Congo potatoes have a dense and firm texture with a slightly sweet, nutty flavour. In addition to their unique taste and appearance, Purple Congo potatoes are also a rich source of nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C, and fibre. They are often considered a healthier alternative to regular potatoes due to their high levels of antioxidants and lower glycaemic index. Why not add some colour to your cooking this week?
If you’re looking to add some extra vitamins into your diet, then maybe consider eating more SA grown broccoli. High in vitamins C and K, they’re a great, healthy addition to any dish from a tasty side on your Sunday Roast to a crunchy addition raw in a salad. And whilst supplies have been tight in recent weeks – we are seeing an increase in supply this week providing a great opportunity to put them back in the weekly basket buy.
Coriander is an herb that divides a dinner party faster than a discussion on politics! You either love it or you hate it! For those that enjoy Vietnamese cooking Coriander is a staple and adds a burst of flavour to your Vietnamese Roll. For those that enjoy Mexican food – add a little coriander to your salsa and we promise you won’t be disappointed.
Nashi pears, also known as Asian pears, originated in East Asia but have become popular worldwide. They are round and crisp, with a texture that is more like an apple than a traditional pear. Nashi pears are typically eaten fresh and have a sweet, slightly floral flavour. They are also used in baking and cooking, and their crisp texture makes them a great addition to stir-fries and other savory dishes. Nashi pears are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, and potassium, and are lower in calories than many other fruits. They are in season being freshly picked in the Adelaide Hills right now.
You’ll find the best produce inside your local independent fruit & veg stores. Locate your closest store here.And don’t forget to check out Pick a Local, Pick SA Facebook page for the latest news from your local fresh produce experts.