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