March 20 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.
Large BBQ mushrooms are a great source of protein, fibre, antioxidants and a great substitute for red meat. Also being rich in vitamin B, folate and macronutrients, they help the body utilize energy from the food we consume and produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. Enjoy these delicious mushrooms cooked on the BBQ savouring their own rich flavour or with a touch of garlic, thyme and rosemary for a tasty alternative.
Red cabbage, also known as purple cabbage, is a vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family. This vegetable is known for its deep, vibrant purple-red colour and has a crisp texture when raw and a tender texture when cooked. Red cabbage is a versatile ingredient that can be enjoyed raw in salads, pickled, or cooked in various dishes, such as stir-fries, soups, and stews. It is also a nutrient-dense vegetable, packed with vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium, as well as antioxidants and fibre.
Even though Brussels sprouts is one of those vegetables that a minority really enjoy, these little beauties are packed full of health benefits including fibre, vitamins, antioxidants and immunity-boosting vitamin C which make Brussels sprouts among the most powerful cold-weather superfoods. Brussels sprouts are versatile and can be enjoyed roasted, sautéed, steamed and for a crispy alternative, try them in the air fryer with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper – delicious!
Bok choy, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a leafy green vegetable that is commonly used in Asian cuisine. Bok choy has a mild, slightly sweet taste with a tender and crunchy texture. Bok choy is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and potassium. Bok choy is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes why not try this recipe for Bok Choy Fried Rice.
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.