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Pomelo

It looks like a huge grape­fruit, but the pomelo has a much sweeter and mild flavour. It’s de­li­cious eaten as is, or in sal­ads. Like other cit­rus fruits, pome­los are rich in vi­ta­min C, fi­bre and an­tiox­i­dants. Avail­able from Pi­cone Ex­otics (New Brighton and Mul­lumbimby farm­ers’ mar­kets).

Co­rian­der

An es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ent in Asian cook­ing, this fra­grant and fresh-tast­ing herb adds flavour to cur­ries, sal­ads, salsa, gua­camole, eggs and fish dishes. Sprin­kle leaves on just be­fore serv­ing for the best flavour. Blend with macadamia nuts, olive oil, gar­lic, lemon juice and parme­san for a co­rian­der pesto – a great al­ter­na­tive to basil, which is only just start­ing to come into sea­son lo­cally and is not widely avail­able yet. Don’t throw away the roots – they add amaz­ing flavour to Thai curry pastes. Fresh co­rian­der is avail­able at The Gourmet Salad Hut (New Brighton/Mul­lumbimby) and Glenyce Creighton (New Brighton/Mul­lumbimby).

Sprouts

If the warmer weather has got you feel­ing like a detox and crav­ing all things fresh, clean and green, try adding some sprouts to your diet. Sprin­kle on sal­ads, sand­wiches, stir fries or soups for ex­tra flavour, tex­ture and nu­tri­tion. Add them to green juices, or en­joy them on their own dressed with some olive oil and salt and pep­per. You’ll find a big range of sprouts at the Sprout­lovers stall (Mul­lumbimby), in­clud­ing mung bean, lentil and chick­pea sprouts, while the En­er­getic Greens stall (Mul­lumbimby) has soil-grown sprouts such as broc­coli, radish, wheat grass and bar­ley grass. Sum­mit Or­gan­ics (New Brighton) also has sprouts.

POME­LOS: Are rich in vi­ta­min C, fi­bre and an­tiox­i­dants. PHOTO: KATE O’NEILL

The pomelo, a mem­ber of the cit­rus fam­ily, looks a bit like a gi­ant grape­fruit but has a much sweeter and mild flavour.

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