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Brisbane Market Report - 36
Citrus is setting some high prices this week but vegetables and seasonal fruits are the best buys to deliver some great quality fresh produce to your table. You can pick up some cheap Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot and broccoli. Some other kitchen favourites, such as new season Australian asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and pumpkin are top quality and should be reasonably priced. Expect to pay more for brussels sprouts, eggplant, parsnips and squash. Potatoes are unusually expensive.&..
Taro root is the thick, tuber corm of the taro plant and is a very important starchy vegetable in many cuisines and diets.  It is high in fibre and is often compared to a sweet potato in texture.  Taro can not be eaten raw as it contains high levels of Oxalates but this can be eliminated when cooked.   To prepare, wash the root, trim the ends, peel away its outer tough hairy skin using a knife.  Place its white interior flesh in cold water to remove sticky sap. The health benefits of taro root include its ability to improve digestion, lower your blood sugar lev..
Brisbane Market Report - 35
Citrus is setting some high prices this week but vegetables and seasonal fruits are the best buys to deliver some great quality fresh produce to your table. You can pick up some cheap Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot and broccoli. Some other kitchen favourites, such as new season Australian asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and pumpkin are top quality and should be reasonably priced. Expect to pay more for brussels sprouts, eggplant, parsnips and squash. Potatoes are unusually expensive.&..
Brisbane Market Report - 35
Citrus is setting some high prices this week but vegetables and seasonal fruits are the best buys to deliver some great quality fresh produce to your table. You can pick up some cheap Asian vegetables, beans, beetroot and broccoli. Some other kitchen favourites, such as new season Australian asparagus, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, leeks, snow peas, silverbeet, sweet corn, zucchini, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and pumpkin are top quality and should be reasonably priced. Expect to pay more for brussels sprouts, eggplant, parsnips and squash. Potatoes are unusually expensive.&..
Brisbane Market Report - 34
Good quality vegetables and berries will be at the top of the grocery list for bargain hunters this week with spring crops providing plenty of variety at the Brisbane Produce Market. Beetroot, snow peas and pumpkin are cheap. Other vegetables, such as quality Asian vegetables, Peruvian and new season Australian asparagus, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, parsnips, silverbeet, mushrooms and sweet potato are value-for-money. Beans are fluctuating in price and have dropped to being of more reasonable value. The size and markings on zucc..
Brisbane Market Report - 33
Spring is still a great time for vegetables with plenty on the shelves but you may have to look a bit harder for bargains when it comes to quality salad and fruit with their most bountiful harvest times still some weeks away. Asian vegetables, beetroot and parsnips are the most reduced buys this week while you can expect to pay reasonable prices for brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, celery, eggplant, fennel and sweet potatoes. Beetroot and broccoli are also reasonably priced but they are expected to firm in the days ahead while mushrooms are reducing in cost. Asparagus ..
Brisbane Market Report - 32
Unseasonal rain and a last cold snap for winter have slowed supply of some product lines at the Brisbane Produce Market this week, but shoppers can still find plenty of great bargains at your local fruit shop. Your best buys in the vegetable aisle this week are still beans, beetroot, sweet corn and great quality broccoli from Gatton, as the cheap zucchinis from last week are beginning to firm in price. Cabbage, celery and pumpkin have all dropped in price this week and you will also find Asian vegetables, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, fennel, leaks, parsnips, silverbeet and sweet potato..
Brisbane Market Report - 31
Quality is the name of the game at the Brisbane Produce Market as Queensland's mild winter weather has produced some of the best seasonal quality produce available. Beans and beetroot have been well priced lately and those prices are set to drop further, but the big price mover this week is zucchini, which should be a great buy. In the vegetable aisle, celery, eggplant and leaks are all dropping in price and shoppers should look for cheap broccoli and sweet corn, as well as good prices on parsnips, pumpkin, silverbeet, squash and sweet potato. Cauliflower and snow peas are firming..
Brisbane Market Report - 30
As we progress through the final weeks of winter seasonality has caused some price shifts and supply fluctuation of product lines at the Brisbane Produce Market. In the vegetable aisle, look for cheap beetroot as well as good prices on broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, sweet potato, parsnips, pumpkin and zucchini. Asparagus (imported), cabbage, carrots, eggplant, fennel, leeks, squash, mushrooms and onions are all firmly priced, with celery and potatoes ranging from firm to expensive. Sweet corn and beans are both big movers this week with prices dropping at least by half from last we..
Brisbane Market Report - 29
A warmer start to August augers well for fresh produce with the recent higher temperatures in the growing regions resulting in a spurt of growth and plenty of supply to the Brisbane Produce Market. In the vegetable aisle, look for cheap broccoli and cauliflower which have both dropped in price dramatically from recent weeks. You will also find value-for-money, good quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, brussels sprouts, capsicum, carrot, snow peas, silverbeet and sweet potatoes. Good quality eggplant, grown in glasshouse conditions, is expensive but if you don't mind some marked or ou..
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