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Market Update 26th February 2020

Australian grown Limes are juicy, tangy and plentiful

Exotic Mangosteens are native to South-East Asia and are regarded as being the Queen of Fruits. Its subtle, delicate, sweet-acid taste is refreshingly different and unlike other fruits. Australian grown Mangosteens are only in season for another 4-5 weeks, so don’t miss out of these delicious fruits

With many varieties of late-season pPums available, there are no limits to the delicious way to which you can serve Plums

The quality and value of Peaches and Nectarines is superb right now!

Finger Limes bring a zingy citrus flavour and a delightfully crisp texture to a dish. They work equally well in Sweet and Savoury dishes adding a zesty vibrancy to crustaceans, Oysters, Scallops, Yoghurt, Avocado, Cucumber, Asparagus, Melons, Papaya, Stone Fruit, Mango and Custard.

Williams pears are flavoursome right now. Add some Pear slices to salads, poach some for breakfast to serve with yoghurt and muesli, or alternatively, add William Pears to a Cake or Crumble.

Riverina Rockmelons are extra flavoursome. When selecting a Rockmelon, choose one with a pleasant aroma that feels heavy for its size. Once cut, store Melons covered in the refrigerator

Royal Gala Apples are a medium sized apple that is available from now through to August, Skin of a Gala Apple has a yellow base with red flushes. To maintain the crunchy texture, store them in the fridge

Be sure to pick up some Figs this week as the quality is excellent! Naturally sweet Figs are delightful when sliced and served with muesli. Add them to a Salad or enjoy them grilled or baked. Figs team superbly with prosciutto, cream, blue cheeses, raspberries, cream, honey, rocket and nuts

Sultana Grapes are a tasty treat. Golden in colour and round in shape, these small Seedless variety of grapes are a favourite. If you fancy red/pink-skinned Grapes look for crunch and flavour, Ralli and Crimson Seedless Grapes make for some good eating

Quality Queensland bananas are well priced this week at Fred’s One Stop!

Sweet Persimmons season has started. Sweet persimmon a/ka Fuji Fruit look like Persimmon however, unlike traditional Persimmons, they can be eaten hard and crisp. Their tangerine-coloured flesh is a tasty addition to a salad or cheese board

Kiwiberries are the size of a large grape, green in colour and fuzz-free. When cut open, they look much like regular Kiwifruit with emerald green colour and small black seeds arranged in a typical pattern. Their flavour is similar to kiwifruit; perhaps a bit sweeter, although sugar levels can vary

Custard Apples are coming into season, as are Guava, Fresh Walnuts and Almonds

There are good supplies of QLD-grown Orange Sweet Potato (a/ka Kumara) instore. Extremely nutritious, Sweet Potato is a good source of Vitamins A and C, as well as Fibre, which is essential for healthy digestion

Brown onions are a thrifty buy this week. Brown onions are less pungent than white onions hence are ideal for adding depth of flavour

Fresh Corn on the Cob is succulent, naturally sweet and truly the sumptuous eating experience! Late summer is the best time to enjoy corn. Delicious microwaved for 2 minutes per cob and served hot with herb butter, or add kernels to a salad to a savoury muffin

Tempt the family this week with Tasmanian Roasted Carrots, Carrot juice, Carrot cake and honey and sesame seed Stir-fried Carrots or simply add Carrots to a healthy stir-fry

Glossy skinned and heavy for their size, Eggplants are versatile and delicious. A good buy at Fred’s One Stop!

Victorian grown Snow Peas are a thrifty buy!

New-season Olives have started to arrive. If you’re into preserving Olives, now until the end of April is the ideal time to cure or salt your Olives.

Versatile mushrooms can be combined with just about anything to produce a tasty, ‘Quick n Easy’ meal for the family. Firm Button Mushrooms are excellent in Pasta Dishes and Salads, while full-flavoured Jumbo Flats are scrumptious when grilled or barbecued.

Hass Avocados are well supplied. Team avocados with Citrus, pepper flavoured Baby Rocket Leaves and a drizzle of Olive Oil for a quick salad

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