Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Salads Offer Best Value Meals and Stonefruit Bargain Buying

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Salads Offer Best Value Meals and Stonefruit Bargain Buying

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THERE are plenty of cheap vegetables on offer this week with beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, snow peas and zucchini in plentiful supply.

Watch out for bargain prices on potatoes, onions, pumpkin and sweet potato. Keep your washed potatoes out of the refrigerator and away from any light since the removal of soil exposes the skin, making them more susceptible to greening.

Silverbeet and spinach are hard to source and expensive. Asparagus, beans, sweet corn, brussells sprouts and cauliflower have crept up in price. Capsicums are of mixed quality and price.

Salads are still the best value for money meals with all varieties of lettuce and mixed salad leaf, tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and shallots cheap. Avocados have eased in price.

Some of the season's best stonefruit are on the shelves, delicious and falling in price to be the buy of the week. Look for quality peaches, nectarines and apricots that lack blemishes, are evenly rounded, bright and of a fresh appearance. …

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