Market Fresh Report Week Ending 8th Decemberinformation courtesy of Sue Dodd - Sydney Markets
Select plump, golden-orange coloured apricots. Enjoy them as a healthy snack or try them baked, grilled, sautéed or stewed in the microwave. Apricots supply fibre, the antioxidants, iron, vitamin C and B group vitamin
Flavoursome new season cherries are filling our stores. Make the most of them while they are season.
Ultra-juicy and tropical tasting lychees are now in season. Grown in the tropical North lychee prices variety with variety and seed size.
A barbecue is not complete without mushrooms. Flats (large open mushrooms) have a rich intense flavour and meaty texture.
Irresistible sweetcorn is a family favourite. Enjoy is on the cob with a dab of butter or remove kernels and add to salads or fritters.
Kumara or orange sweet potatoes are excellent value. For maximum quality, use within 3-5 days for purchasing. Sweet potatoes are low GI and delicious baked, fried, boiled, steamed and can be instead of potato in most recipes.
Luscious, fragrant and sweet Aussie mango season is in full spring. Queensland mangoes and Northern Territory fruit are both available. This is a great week to enjoy Kensington Pride, R2E2 and calypso varieties.
Delicious sweet eating grapes are a fabulous snack fruit. Take grapes to the next level by roasting grapes and add them to a salad or serve with a soft-cheese.
Machine harvested green beans are a crowd pleaseer with any meal.
Be sure to pick up a few bunches of fresh asparagus. Asparagus is delicious served with eggs for breakfast, add spears to a salad for lunch or serve steamed for dinner.
Grab a bunch of watercress this week. Watercress is delicious stir-fried with garlic and fresh asparagus. Add springs to a roast beef and mustard sandwich or add to a salad with avocado and ripe truss tomatoes.
Zucchinis are a bargain this week. Choose plump zucchini with glossy, unblemished skin. They’re best used within a few days. Delicate zucchini flowers are a seasonal treat.
Greengrocers are filling with highly fragrant peaches and nectarines that are sure to delight your senses.
Fresh berries make the ultimate simple summer dessert. You will now find, boysenberries, raspberries and red currants at your local greengrocer, as well as North Coast blueberries and delicious Victorian strawberries.
Pick up a large bunch of green onions, also sold as shallots this week.
Versatile carrots are a thrifty buy and add vibrancy, texture and colour to summer salads
Summer is the season for tomatoes. Choose from full-flavoured truss cherry tomatoes or large Truss tomatoes.
The distinct aroma and flavour of coriander is synonymous with Asian cookery. The leaves, stalk and roots of this herb can be used in curries, seafood and vegetable dishes.