Now that Spring has finally sprung, it’s time to get your shopping list out and start buying some Spring vegetables.
Unfortunately, it’s not like Woolies or Coles to tell you which ones are seasonal vegetables. But lucky for you, you’ve stumbled upon this blog post that’ll give you the advantage of knowing which 5 seasonal vegetables you should be buying this Spring.
Beyond helping local farmers by buying what’s in season, supporting the supply and demand chain, and consuming fresher produce, buying seasonal vegetables also mean more savings in your pocket.
Without further ado, we give you 5 seasonal vegetables to buy this Spring 2019.
With costs as high as $10 a kilo when out of
season, getting your hands on broccoli this Spring could mean costs as low as
$4 a kilo. Wait for the specials to hit later on in the season and you’ll soon
be stumbling on bunches for as cheap as $2.50.
Often referred to as the whiter version of broccoli, cauliflowers make a great addition to a meal. Whether it’s for soup or as a side vegetable to your mains, it’s hard to pass up on cauliflowers when they come as cheap as $2 a bunch this Spring compared to costs as high as $7 a kilo when out of season.
Going for as cheap as $2.50 a kilo, tomatoes make a great addition to your vegetable palate this Spring. Add them in slices to a fresh sandwich or spice up your bolognese game with some fresh tomatoes to impress the crowd.
If you fancy having fresh salads, you’ll be pleased to know that lettuce falls under the category of Spring vegetables, meaning prices as low as $2 compared to $4.50 highs.
5. Green Beans
With shocking highs peaking $25 a kilo when the droughts hit us, green beans come as cheap as $4.50 a kilo in Spring.
Hanging onto the winter blues?
If you have some leftover Winter fruit and vegetables that you’re hoping to keep fresher for longer, here are some quick tips on how you can maximise the freshness.
It’s time to cut and prepare your vegetables in small batches according to how you’d like to eat them. The trick behind a good preparation that will help
keep your vegetables fresher for longer is having a clean cut by using a very sharp, non-serrated, stainless steel knife.
Once cut up, use a paper towel to dry the vegetables and remove as much moisture as possible. Vegetables lose their freshness quickly due to retained moisture, so the more you remove the better.
There’s no better way to keep vegetables fresh for longer than to store them in fresh and crisp vegetable bags.
These fresh and crisp vegetable bags are designed to keep the air out from oxidising the vegetables, thus creating a vacuum within to maintain freshness.
To up your storage game, throw in a folded paper towel to remove any leftover moisture in the fresh and crisp vegetable bags.