MINT: Several varieties are available from the grocers and supermarket, with the common mint and spearmint the most popular types. Select unblemished leaves. Wrap in a damp paper towel and store in an airtight container. Wash and pick leaves just before serving. Price: $3 a bunch.
KALE: A rich source of nutrients, this crinkly leafed green is great in salads and blends. Strip leaves from the stems and chop, then toss in a hot pan with olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped red chillies and currants. Heat until leaves wilt then serve. Price: $3-$5 a bunch.
PAPAYA: Sweet redfleshed papaya is now available at your local grocer. Leave whole papaya to ripen at room temperature. Wrap cut papaya in plastic wrap and store in the fridge. From smoothies to decadent desserts, papayas are versatile and packed with goodness. Price $4/kg.