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Market Update 7th October 2020

Supplies of Northern Territory Kensington Pride and the larger sized R2E2 Mangoes are increasing. 

Crimson fleshed and packed with juicy, Bowen grown Seedless Watermelon is a bargain this week! 

Blueberries have a unique distinct flavour, and they are rich in vitamin C and A. Blueberries are a delicious fresh but also taste divine when cooked. Use blueberries in Pancakes or Muffin batter. 

Papaya is a delicious Australian-grown tropical fruit that is brimming with antioxidants. One of the most nutritious of all fruit, Papaya has a high content of vitamin C (200g would provide 2-3 days’ supply) and Beta Carotene. 

Add a tropical taste to your meals this week and pop a Pineapple in your trolley. School holidays are the perfect time to serve up extra tasty and easy to prepare Peri-Peri Pineapple, Chicken & Avocado Burgers or alternatively, whip up a refreshing, fibre enriched Tropical Fruit Slushie.

Luscious New Season Strawberries from Vic, Sydney and W.A are highly coloured, fragrant and sweet eating. Serve sliced Strawberries with Ricotta French Toast for breakfast or brunch. 

Small quantities of New Season Peaches and Nectarines are starting to arrive. 

Add quality Truss Tomatoes to your shopping list this week. For maximum flavour, ripen Tomatoes to a rich red colour by storing them at room temperature. 

Fresh Herbs are a great way to boost the flavour and nutritional value of your meals. Use fresh Mint Leaves in Salads, Juices and Rice Paper Rolls. Coriander and Mint taste delicious when used singly or in combination. This Coriander, Mint & Lime Chicken Noodle Salad makes for a tasty mid-week meal. 

Fresh Victorian-grown Asparagus is plentiful. Enjoy it boiled, char-grilled or steamed. Asparagus can be served hot or cold. 

Carrots are a Thrifty Buy and extremely versatile. Enjoy them raw julienned and sprinkled into a Salad or intensify their sweetness by roasting halved Carrots with a sprinkling of Harissa, then toss with Currants, Coriander and Crumbled Feta for a super Tasty Salad. 

Fennel makes for some delicious eating and fantastic value. Fennel has virtually no fat and few kilojoules making it an ideal ingredient for those trying to control weight. 

Lebanese Cucumbers are firm, crunchy and thin-skinned. Store Cucumbers in the fridge but away from Apples as they will accelerate deterioration of the Cucumber. 

Iceberg Lettuce are SUPER VALUE at Fred’s One Stop. Serve Iceberg Lettuce cut into wedges; the perfect way to gather a tasty dressing. 

Be sure to snap up some Locally Grown Zucchinis this week at Fred’s. For something a little different, slice and marinate Zucchini in Soy Sauce, and grill at your next BBQ. 

It’s time to enjoy crisp, easy to prepare fresh Spring Peas. For the tastiest Peas choose bright pods that are firm and plump, but not bulging. Add shelled Peas to a salad, serve them with spring Lamb or toss through Pasta like this Minted Pea, Bacon & Ricotta Pasta. 

Vibrant coloured Beetroot is delectable. Cut raw Beetroot into fine julienne strips and sprinkle over a Salad just before serving or steam whole bulbs until tender, then marinate in Balsamic Vinegar and Fresh Herbs then serve with Labnah. 

Be sure to snap up some Locally Grown Zucchinis this week at Fred’s. For something a little different, slice and marinate Zucchini in Soy Sauce, and grill at your next BBQ. 

Flavoursome Broad Beans are still available. Remove Beans from the pod, shell a second time then simmer in boiling water until just tender. Broad beans team superbly with Chicken, Lamb, Mushrooms, Feta, Mint, Potatoes and Artichokes. 

Radishes add a splash of red and a delightful peppery flavour to Salads. Radishes are top value right now at Fred’s One Stop. Try this quick Pickled Radish, Cucumber & Smoked Salmon Salad.

We have crisp and naturally sweet Snow Peas in store. The smaller pods, the sweeter and more tender they are. Kick start your healthier eating plan!

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