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Market Update 15th September 2020

Tropical-tasting Papaya from the Mossman area of Far North Queensland is a bargain this week!  When selecting, a fragrant aroma is a good indication of good flavour. If cut, select fruit with bright-coloured, undamaged flesh. Start your morning with this Papaya, Mango & Pineapple with Lime Yoghurt;

Make the most of the super-healthy Blood Oranges, as the season will finish up in about three weeks.

Flavoursome Navel Oranges are in plentiful supply. 

Darwin’s sweet, succulent, Kensington Pride Mangoes are bursting with Tropical flavour. Mangoes are ultra-versatile hence ideal in savoury or sweet dishes 

Blueberries are a popular and healthy choice for their attractive purplish-blue colour, sweet flavour and high antioxidant qualities. Make the most of the quality and value at Fred’s One Stop Shopping 

Australians love their Strawberries and right now is the peak time to enjoy luscious, sweet eating Strawberries! 

Locally grown Cherry Tomatoes are in good supply. Add them to your favourite Salad today! 

Pineapples are Juicy, golden-fleshed and a Spring favourite! Best tasting Pineapples have a sweet-tropical aroma and feel heavy for its size 

Bananas are particularly good eating and great value depending on size and quality. Despite its creamy texture, a banana contains no fat. An average banana contains only 501kj or 120 calories, (weight for weight about the same as cottage cheese) and because it's so filling, they are an ideal mid-afternoon energy boost. 

Victorian Asparagus is premium quality and top value right now! Thick or thin spears are equally as tender, but it makes sense to buy the same thickness as they will take the same time to cook. Stay in and start your day with this café style Asparagus & Parmesan Scrambled Eggs

Kale is renowned for being a nutritional powerhouse. A rich source of vitamins A, C and K, it also contains folic acid, potassium, copper and iron. These nutrients are necessary for healthy bones, skin and eyes. Use Kale in similar ways to English Spinach or Silverbeet 

Asian greens are top quality and good value this week. For maximum flavour and freshness buy Asian Greens regularly and cook them only until just tender 

Nutty flavoured Broad Beans are available at Fred’s. Remove each Bean from the pod, shell a second time then simmer in boiling water until just tender. Broad Beans team superbly with Lamb, Chicken, Mushrooms, Feta, Mint, Potatoes and Artichokes 

Hydroponically grown Lettuce such as Oak Leaf, Mignonette, Coral and Butter Lettuce are in good supply and represent great for customers. Healthy Salad Greens can be mixed and matched to create some exciting flavour combinations. 

Vibrant coloured Beetroot is delectable. Steamed whole bulbs until tender are delicious when marinated in Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Herbs. Cut raw Beetroot into fine julienne strips and sprinkle over a salad just prior to serving. 

Fresh Fennel is crisp textured with a mild aniseed flavour. A Mediterranean vegetable that teams superbly with citrus, tomatoes, potatoes, seafood, lamb and chicken. Delicious served raw or cooked, Fennel currently represents good value 

Green Beans Bright are brimming with flavour and are ideal for adding to Stir-fries or Spring Salads. For something a little different, try adding Green Beans to a stir-fry with Asparagus, Tofu and Pork. 

Globe Artichokes are a stunning vegetable with a unique, sweet and subtle flavour. Victorian and locally grown Globe Artichokes are only available until mid-spring and are currently well-priced at Fred’s One Stop. 

Highly nutritious Broccoli is well-priced at Fred’s One Stop. Broccoli will deteriorate quickly if it is not stored correctly. Store Broccoli in a vented plastic bag in the fridge and use within 5 days. 

English Spinach is a leafy green that tastes delicious either raw or cooked. In good supply

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