Luscious, tropical-tasting papaya is rich in many antioxidants which help protect body tissues against some aspects of ageing, it is also high in vitamin C (200g would provide 3-4 day's supply) and beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Ripen at room temperature, then refrigerate. Use within 2 days.
Luscious tropical flavoured mangoes are eating deliciously and very reasonably priced. Select from Kensington Pride, R2E2 and Calypso. Allow firm mangoes to ripen at room temperature until flesh yields to gentle pressure around the stem. Consider buying a tray.
Weather is impacting on Victorian strawberries so use them up quickly as the shelf life is reduced.
Naturally sweet and irresistible blueberries, and raspberries are superb quality. Blackberries season has also started.
Ideal for before and after sport snack bananas provide a sustained energy boost and are an excellent source of vitamin B6 and contain vitamin C. Whip up a banana split or muffins.
When it comes to peaches and nectarines, the old saying “you get what you pay for” rings true. When purchasing stone fruit select highly coloured fruit that is aromatic. To ensure the stone fruit develops its potential flavour, ripen and eat fruit at room temperature.