Fresh Produce Report

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Murdoch Market Update

  • Mulberries have started
  • Local asparagus are superb, quality is excellent
  • Crimson pearl potatoes have finished until February

Murdoch Produce has created a full Market Update for a great insight to what’s in this week

Spotlight….Artichoke

Healthy Fact
Ingredients in artichoke leaves have been shown to reduce cholesterol by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase. They raise good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). One large artichoke contains a quarter of the recommended daily intake of fiber. A medium artichoke has more fiber than a cup of prunes.

Did You Know?
Artichokes are a North African thistle and arrived in Australia with the First Fleet in 1788. About 90% of Australia’s globe artichokes are grown in Werribee South, Vic.

Rumour has it that artichoke leaves are a great hangover cure…..

courtesy of Health Diaries & Vegetables Victoria


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