Fresh Vegetables



Christchurch supplier of fresh vegetables

 

Research clearly shows that eating good quantities of fresh fruit and vege is not only one of the cheapest ways to feed your family but also, without a doubt, one of the best things you can do to promote and maintain good health.

We all know that we feel great when we eat really fresh produce and every year scientists find more and more evidence of the health giving benefits of fresh fruit and vege.

Our dedicated team of produce professionals work tirelessly 12 hrs a day 7 days a week to bring you the very best produce at the very best prices.

We are big enough to bring you great prices yet small enough to really know what we are offering for sale.

 

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    Green Beans

    Green beans are marketed canned, frozen, and fresh. Green beans are often steamed, boiled, stir-fried, or baked in casseroles. Beans contain high concentrations of lectins. The flavonol miquelianin (Quercetin 3-O-glucuronide) can be found in green beans.

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    Carrots

    Carrots are a root vegetable deep orange to red in colour and containc large quantities of vitamin A. Carrots are used in making stocks, soups or stews. They can be eaten raw or canned or frozen. Carrots should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

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    Cauliflower

    Cauliflowers are available in four varieties - white, orange, purple and green. Cauliflower can be roasted, boiled, fried, steamed or eaten raw. The leaves of the cauliflower should be removed before it is stored in the a plastic bag in the refrigerator with the head down.

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    Capsicums

    Capsicums are also called green, red, orange or yellow peppers. They are high in Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Capsicums can be eaten raw or cooked. Capsicums should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.

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    Broccoli

    Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family and is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. It is commonly steamed or used in stir fry's. Store broccoli unwashed in an open plastic bag in the refrigerator.

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    Potatoes

    The potato is firm, elongated or oval in shape. Potatoes contain no fat or cholesterol and minimal sodium and are a great source of vitamin c and potassium. Potatoes can be boiled, mashed or baked. The potato should be stored in a cool dark place with good ventilation.

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    Onions

    Onions are members of the Allium family. There are many different varieties of onion, red, yellow, white, and green. Onions can be eaten raw, cooked, fried, dried or roasted. Onions should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place

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    Silverbeet

    Silverbeet is a leafy green vegetable. While the leaves are always green the stalks vary in color. Silverbeet is high in vitamins A, K and C and can be eaten raw, steamed or boiled. Silverbeet should be stored in the refrigerator.

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    Celery

    Celery belongs to the Umbelliferae family. Its crunchy texture and distinctive flavor makes it a popular addition to salads and many cooked dishes. Celery can also be eaten raw. It is high in vitamin C. Celery should be stored in the refrigerator.

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    Kumara

    Kumara is known as a sweet potato. Red, gold and orange are the main varieties of kumara sold in NZ. They can be mashed, boiled, roasted, baked or fried. Kumara should be removed from the bag & stored in a cool, well ventilated dark place.

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    Tomatoes

    Tomatoes are a rich source of lycopene. The tomato can be cooked or eaten raw as a vegetable. They are often used in salads, sauces or juices. The tomato should be stored at room temperature away from direct sunlight.

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    Sweet corn

    Sweet corn is a variety of maize with a high sugar content. Corn contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 and Vitamin A. Corn is most commonly sold on the cob or in cans. Corn should be stored in the refrigerator.