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
White Fungus Mushroom
Season: All year round | Flavor: Umami
Mushrooms are select edible fungi from fungi family that have a hearty meat-like texture that can enhance any dish.
Benefits : Good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Folate, Iron, Zinc and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin D, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Selenium.
Variety available : Shitake, Enoki, Eryngii, Oyester, White Shimeji, Black Shimeji, White fungus, Black fungus.
Primary uses : In soups, salads, stir fried dishes and sandwiches.
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
Season: All year round | Flavor: leafy, like a cross between broccoli rabe and bok choy
Also known as Kailan – has great texture and crunchy leaves & stems yet tender enough to enjoy it raw.
Benefits : Low in Sodium, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin B6, Iron, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Manganese.
Primary uses : Smoothies, Salads and stir-fried dishes
Season: All year round | Flavor: Sweet
Large aromatic leaves, highly used worldwide in various cuisines
Benefits : Contain large amounts of Polyphenols such as Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, also found in green tea. Polyphenols are natural antioxidants found in many plant based foods.
Primary uses : sometimes cooked-in dishes else dishes are served on them.
Season: Spring & Summer | Flavor: Delicate & Crispy
Baby corn (also known as young corn, mini corn, cornlettes, baby sweetcorn or candle corn in Thai language cookbooks) is a cereal grain taken from corn (maize) harvested early while the stalks are still small and immature.
Benefits : Low-calorie vegetable with 25 calories per 1/2-cup serving, excellent source of vitamin B, Folic acid, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Niacin.
Primary uses : Salad, soup and as cooked vegetable