What’s fresh

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Nick Mo­raitis is the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of fresh pro­duce en­ter­prise Primo Mo­raitis Fresh with Nick Mo­raitis

WE’RE al­ways be­ing told to eat more greens and with plenty of as­para­gus on the mar­ket this week it’s worth pick­ing up a bunch.

Tra­di­tion­ally a spring veg­etable, the crops in NSW and Vic­to­ria are now in full swing. Choose a fresh bunch of as­para­gus by its colour and firm­ness.

The veg­etable should be a nice bright green and should stand straight up.

As­para­gus is easy to cook, whether boil­ing or fry­ing and served with a lit­tle bit of oil or vine­gar.

Mush­rooms also con­tinue to be good value this week, along with toma­toes.

Toma­toes have dropped in price con­sid­er­ably in the past cou­ple of weeks.

Straw­ber­ries and blue­ber­ries re­main very af­ford­able, with most of the fruit com­ing down from Queens­land.

Make sure there’s not too much white on the straw­berry's shoul­ders near the stem when choos­ing a con­tainer full.

AS­PARA­GUS Cost: from $2 a bunch

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