Exotic and flavoursome, fresh lychees are a sweet summer sensation—store unpeeled lychees in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.
Picked ripe and ready to eat, pineapples do not ripen after harvesting. Choose firm pineapples that feel heavy for their size with a sweet tropical aroma.
Smooth, creamy and rich potassium, bananas are the storehouse of sustained energy
New-season Flame, Midnight Beauty and Menindee Seedless grapes are firm and bursting with flavour. Pick up a plump bunch of sweet and crunchy grapes
A rich source of many nutrients, kale is packed with vitamins C, E and K, plus folate and beta-carotene. This crinkly-leafed green also provides iron and calcium. Strip leaves from the stems and chop, then toss in a hot pan with olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped red chilli and a scattering of currants. Heat until the kale wilts, then serve warm.
For value, taste and versatility, fresh asparagus is a winner; its delicate nutty flavour can be enjoyed raw or cooked, hot or cold and Aussie spears team deliciously with veal, pasta, seafood, prosciutto, chicken and steak.