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Stalk and Stem Vegetables and Legumes
You can taste the freshness of some vegetables from that first bite and most of the varieties that fall into this category are no exception. Celery, leeks and asparagus are all great examples of where freshness is paramount. Also part of the stalk and stem category is the dessert friendly rhubarb. Freshness is also super important when it comes to Legumes. Snow peas and beans fall into this group and always taste best when they have that crunch. Other legumes include alfalfa and these vegetables are all important sources of protein and fibre.
Root and Bulb Vegetables
The root and bulb families include staples such as potatoes, carrots and onions as well as other soup favourites parsnips and turnips. Other bulbs in this group include shallots, beets, radish, fennel and the root vegetables ginger, turmeric and galangal.
Regularly available potatoes varieties include Royal Blue, Nadine, Chats and more by the bag and sweet potato by the kilo or box.
We all know there’s nothing like fresh herbs. That’s why here at Just Ripe we buy our herbs each morning to ensure that freshness. Available by the weight, bunch or packet, favourites such as basil, coriander, mint and parsley, both regular and Italian. Other herbs include oregano, rosemary, dill, sage and tarragon and many more. Just ask!
Available in both free-ranged and caged and in many sizes, eggs are purchasable in multi-dozen catering boxes.
What’s a pome you ask? The most well-known pome is the simple apple! Also included in this group are pears and the in-between nashi pears. Sold by the kilo or crate, available apple varieties include Granny Smiths, Golden Delicious, Pink Ladies and more with many types of pears also available and nashi pears when in season. With many grades available ranging from retail display perfect to stewing-ready, there’s plenty of choice.
Fruiting Vegetables and Curcubits
Everyone knows tomatoes are fruiting vegetables, but did you know so are capsicums, chillies and even eggplant? Also included are restaurants favourite – avocadoes. Cucurbits are a specific family of fruiting vegetable which includes pumpkins, cucumbers and zucchini. Most fruits (or vegies!) above can be ordered either individually, by the kilo or by the crate and many varieties and colours of each are available.
Grown all over Australia but traditionally in the southern regions, berry varieties include strawberries blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Strawberries are available all year round with the other three types available when in season. Available by the punnet, we endeavour to buy local strawberries grown in the south west region of Western Australia
Coming mostly from northern Western Australia and the Northern Territory, the most commonly ordered melons are watermelon, rockmelon and honeydew. The staple of any summer time fruit platter, melons contain huge amounts of both Vitamin A and C, important in so many ways in keeping the body healthy including fighting off disease, ensuring healthy skin and building strong bones and teeth.
Having been cultivated for more than 5000 years, it’s fair to say we’ve got the hang of growing citrus. Thought to originate in south-east Asia but now grown around the world, citrus fruits including oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit are available all year round in both local and import varieties. Other season sensitive species include the spookily named blood oranges and lunch box favourite mandarins. Sold by the kilo, by the box or even individually citrus fruits have many uses from juicing, cooking and even medicinal, with vitamin C and citrate shown to prevent disease.
First planted in Australia by the members of the first fleet, grapes are another traditionally summer fruit in Australia. The grape season extends from November through to April or May and due to our great climate, Western Australia normally produces grapes for the entire season with varieties including Dawn Seedless and Red Globes. Grapes are a good source of Vitamin C and magnesium and heavy in anti-oxidants. Great as a snack food or to add to a fruit salad.
Tropical fruits not mentioned elsewhere include sweet favourites pineapple, mangoes and papaya. Also available are coconuts and pre-packed dates in various sizes.