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Kale- look for frilly green/blue leaves tightly packed. Select fresh and crisp, free from any decay
Parsnips - a good source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and folic acid. Select firm, well-shaped parsnips with smooth skin and no signs of softness. Parsnips should be free of untidy roots, with small to medium sized parsnips being the best quality.
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Red, green and yellow capsicums- have very high levels of vitamin C. Select those of us which are firm, with glossy, unwrinkled skin.
Broccolini - the taste is more intense than a normal broccoli however, is much easier to cook and eat.
Jap Pumpkins– an excellent source of vitamin A and C. A small pumpkin usually between 1 and 3kg with mottled green and yellow skin, golden yellow flesh and a very sweet taste.
Purple carrots- a good source of fibre and vitamin A and have the added benefits of anthocyanin that are great antioxidants.
Tangelos - an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of dietary fibre, and contain some vitamin A and folic acid. Select tangelos with good colour, reasonably firm skins, heavy for their size to indicate good juice content, and free from blemishes.
Strawberries– a sweet delicate flavour. Choose clean, bright fruits with a solid red colour. They should not look white, blemished, crushed or moist. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, folic acid and dietary fibre
Josephine Pears- a cream to pale yellow flesh, richly flavoured, sweet and juicy. It is ideal for eating fresh or for use in salads and served on cheese platters.
Beurre Bosc Pears– a very good source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. Skin is covered with a brown russet giving the fruit a greenish brown colour which becomes darker as the fruit is maturing. Flesh is white, juicy, with an aromatic flavour
Navel Oranges- large seedless fruit with high juice content. Navel formations at the end of the fruit are rich in flavour. A great source of vitamin C
Hass Avocadoes- The Hass is one of the most popular varieties. It is smallish with a pebbly skin, which ripens to a purple/back colour. It contains a small stone and has dense, nutty, fibre free flesh