May 22 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.
Red Brussel Sprouts
We are starting to see new season Red Brussel Sprouts appear in the market. These Brussel sprouts are known for their attractive purple hue which is created by the natural pigment of anthocyan and they retain their colour even when steamed, boiled or roasted. These red sprouts have a mild, sweeter flavour than traditional green sprout varieties which may be a good thing for the family to try this controversial veggie. Why not add a “pop of purple” to your next hearty meal and try Red Brussel sprouts roasted in the oven drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.
Bravo apples not only look delicious with their vibrant burgundy skin, but they also taste delicious with their sweet flavour with plenty of crisp and crunch. Being a medium sized apple, they are perfect for a healthy snack on the run or to add to lunch boxes. Be sure to look out for the Bravo apple in your local fruit and veg store.
The Portabello mushrooms are not only large in size, they are also large in flavour and have a variety of ways to be cooked and enjoyed! With a rich, savoury flavour and a dense texture, they are ideal served grilled, stuffed, barbequed or pan fried and are often used as a meat substitute in burgers and focaccias. As these Portabello mushrooms are low in calories and a good source of many vitamins, minerals and nutrients, they help support a healthy immune system. With the winter months nearly here, be sure to add these “monster mushrooms” to your shopping basket at your local fruit & veg store to be enjoyed in your hearty meals.
Who doesn’t love potatoes in some form? Did you know that potatoes are the 3rd most important crop in the world after rice and wheat in terms of human consumption. Therefore, picking up varieties that are local & in season is the best way to ensure you’re extracting the most flavour out of your potatoes! This vegetable is commonly known as containing starch but they are also rich in vitamim C, potassium, have no cholesterol and are completely fat free. So, whether you enjoy your potatoes mashed, roasted, deep fried or boiled look for South Australian grown next time you are shopping.
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.