Season: All year round | Flavor: Strong, pungent & spicy
Member of ginger family with smooth & pale skin
Benefits : Source of Sodium, Iron, vitamins A & C, phyto-chemicals such as Beta-Sitosterol, Galangin, Emodin and Quercetin.
Primary uses : Soups & curry
Season: All year round | Flavor: Delicate, sweet after cooking.
Most delicate taste in the tips & served in number of ways around the world.
Benefits : Good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
Primary uses : In baby food, soups, salads, stir fried dishes and with steaks.
Yard Long Bean
Season: All year round | Flavor: Bland
Chewy and flavorful yard long beans, also known as Chinese snake beans, are closely related to black-eyed peas.
Benefits : High in fibre, Folates, vitamin A, B 12, C, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Calcium and Magnesium.
Primary uses : In sadas and as cooked vegetable
Yam Beans (Jicama)
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Looks like Potato and is crispy & juicy
Benefits : It's health benefits are mainly derived from the unique mixture of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and other organic compounds, including dietary fiber, vitamin B6, C, E, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, and a small amount of protein.
Primary uses : Eaten fresh or in salads
Season: All year round | Flavor: Very Spicy
Famous for their intense heat with heart of the flavor in the seeds.
Benefits : Good source of vitamins A, C, K and the phytonutrient Capsaicin. Green chillis are low in calories, virtually fat-free and rich in nutrients that can enhance your health.
Primary uses : In any dish to bring up the heat