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Australia offers a diverse horticultural industry with a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Australia's vast landscape and diverse climatic zones, from hot and tropical to cool and temperate, affords us with a wide range of premium produce which is available all year.
Buying fresh nutritious produce that lasts and has great taste, texture and nutrition is all about buying produce when it's in-season. Produce grown in its natural environment, under ideal growing conditions and at a time when the temperature, rainfall and levels of light are just right cannot be replicated. Hothouse and heavily farmed produce from commercial farms simply cannot compete on quality and taste derived from our naturally grown, fresh seasonal produce. What’s more, produce grown and harvested whilst in season also requires far less intervention.
Studies have shown that produce grown out of season can loose up to 50% of its vitamins and minerals when compared with produce grown and harvested whilst in-season. Given our dependence on the food we eat to acquire the many vitamins and minerals our bodies require – it really is essential for overall good health that we consume the right produce.
To keep up consistency of quality produce Fresh Please has growers throughout the different climatic regions of Australia including Tasmania. By choosing Fresh Please you can be guaranteed you are always consuming the finest in-season produce that is available to market.
There is nothing more satisfying then a handfull of chestnuts still warm from roasting. In addition these are one of the most healthiest nuts available and awarded a five star health rating, recognised as being low in fat and kilojoules yet high in fibre and a good source of folate and vitamins. Once cooked, Chestnuts are so versatile they can be used in both savoury and sweet recipes, or eaten on their own. Just be quick - with such a short season make sure you get your hands on some of our finest chestnuts before they sell out.
Pomegranates are a rich source of vitamin C with recent studies confirming the high antioxidant properties found in pomegranates providing anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory benefits. Furthermore, recent studies are showing that by eating the fruit and/or drinking pomegranate juice can help protect against certain cancers (including breast cancer), Alzheimer’s and most surprisingly tooth decay.
Apples are often referred to in Australia as the one a day superfood said to fight ageing with a few crunches (due to their high antioxidant content). Much research is still being conducted, but what research to date suggests is that this simple to eat superfood may be just the antidote to ensure our bodies maintain good overall health.
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