Opt for a salad this win­ter

Leafy greens priced well

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE - Bris­bane Mar­kets

LOOK for top-qual­ity Asian veg­eta­bles, beans, beet­root, brus­sels sprouts, broc­coli, cab­bage, cau­li­flower, cap­sicum, car­rots, cel­ery, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zuc­chini, onions, pota­toes, sweet pota­toes and pump­kin, all Aus­tralian grown and at great prices.

Field grown egg­plants are also at bar­gain prices but be pre­pared to pay more for the glam­our hy­dro­ponic of­fer­ings with their high gloss, smooth and shiny skin. The small­est egg­plant are usu­ally the youngest fruit so sweeter and more ten­der than the larger, heav­ier ones.

Ex­pect to pay firm prices for fen­nel, leeks, parsnips, squash, Peru­vian as­para­gus and mush­rooms.

Queens­land win­ters are the best time for great­tast­ing sal­ads with toma­toes, let­tuce, mixed leaf salad, cu­cum­ber, es­hal­lots and most herbs all eat­ing well and at rea­son­able prices.

Basil is in short sup­ply and will cost you more. Like most herbs, it needs to be used as soon as pos­si­ble and will last be­tween two to four days.

The grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of avo­ca­dos has them leav­ing the shelves faster than other salad items.

Straw­ber­ries and blue­ber­ries are in abun­dance. They are rea­son­ably priced and eat­ing well, al­though you will pay more for their highly frag­ile and per­ish­able berry cousin, rasp­ber­ries.

Other great buys in­clude New Zealand ki­wifruit and paw­paw.

Lemons, man­darins, richly red-coloured blood and cara cara or­anges are rea­son­ably priced but you will pay top dol­lar for the South Aus­tralian navels, which are con­sid­ered glam­our fruit and eat­ing well. Limes are firmly priced.

The most ex­pen­sive fruit in­cludes Mex­i­can man­goes and USA-grown cherries and stone­fruit.

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