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Parsnips

Parsnips

FACTS: Parsnips are a starchy root vegetable related to carrots and are similar in shape. They have a cream colored exterior and a white interior. Parsnips have a distinctive earthy taste. They can be boiled, roasted or used in stews, soups and casseroles.

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Eggplant

Eggplant

FACTS: Eggplant is actually a fruit. It is low in fat protein and carbohydrates. It can be used as a meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian cuisine dishes. Eggplant can be prepared by baking it, fried, grilled, roasted or sautéed. The flesh discolors quickly, cut just before using. When cutting or chopping it, use a […]

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Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Sweet Potatoes and Yams

FACTS: Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury dishes. There are two types, one with bright orange flesh, and the other with pale cream flesh. Sweet potatoes have traditionally been baked, roasted or mashed, but they can also be added to risotto, pasta or curry. Sweet […]

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Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

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Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard

SWISS CHARD – A leafy green vegetable often used in Mediterranean cooking. The leafy blade can be green or reddish in color; the leaf stalks vary in color usually red, white, yellow and orange. Chard has highly nutritious leaves and is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables available, which makes it one of […]

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Okra

Okra

OKRA – Valued for its edible green seed pods. Okra is a popular health food due to its high fiber, vitamin C and folate content. Okra is also known for being high in antioxidants. Okra is also a good source of calcium and potassium. Okra can be used in Stir-fries. The pods can be sliced […]

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