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: Sweet
Long, narrow, bright green leaves with mild & pleasant aroma.
Benefits : Very potent for pain relief. Pandan leaves contain laxative properties that can act as a pain reliever from headache, ear pain, chest pain, and arthritis. If you feel cramps, you can use pandan leaves as a traditional cure to help reduce your cramps.
Primary uses : Used in sweet & savory dishes, from rice, juices to desserts.
Season: All year round | Flavor: Very Spicy
Famous for their intense heat with heart of the flavor in the seeds.
Benefits : Contains up to seven times the vitamin C level of an Orange and has a range of health benefits, including fighting sinus congestion, aiding digestion and helping to relieve migraines and muscle, joint and nerve pain. It's also a good source of vitamins A and E, Beta-carotene, Folic acid and Potassium.
Primary uses : In any dish to bring up the heat
Season: All year round | Flavor: Spicy
Firm and striated texture
Benefits : Ginger Contains Gingerol, a substance with powerful medicinal properties, can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness, may also reduce muscle pain and soreness.
Primary uses : In pickles, stir-fried dishes with other fruits & vegetables
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
Young Green Pepper
Season: All year round | Flavor: Mildly pepper-like
Green Peppercorns are the unripe berries of a tropical vine, Piper Nigrum. The same berries are processed to make black pepper. They are popular in French, Thai, and Western European cuisines.
Benefits : Good for digestive tract as it helps reduce several types of stomach distress. High in Iron, vitamin K, and antioxidants.
Primary uses : In pickles and spicy stir-fried dishes