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  1. Potato

    The versatile potato is an excellent source of fibre, energy and nutrients and a favourite of children. Potatoes can be baked, mashed and fried. They are a good source of vitamin C and B-group...

  2. Snow pea

    Pea snows (or snow peas) add crunch to salads and are a popular addition to stir-fried Asian dishes. They are a good source of vitamins (B1, B2, B3, C and K) and minerals. In Victoria they are at...

  3. Blackberry

    Blackberries are a type of berry that is delicious eaten raw or added to tarts and other desserts. The fruit contain vitamins A, C and K and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and copper...

  4. Beetroot

    Beetroot, known for its intense, red colour, is a great source of vitamin C, dietary fibre and antioxidants. Grate and use raw in salads, or roast, boil and steam and serve as a nutritious side dish...

  5. Beans

    Fresh beans are popular in many cuisines. They are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamins A and C and contain iron and folate. Some varieties of beans (such as kidney beans) are allowed to ripen so...

  6. Bamboo shoots

    Crunchy bamboo shoots are a favourite ingredient in many Asian cuisines. They are high in fibre and contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. Bamboo shoots are available fresh from Asian food...

  7. Artichoke

    The artichoke is the flower of a variety of thistle and is a favourite in European cuisines. It is a good source of folate, dietary fibre and vitamin C. In Victoria, artichokes are at their peak...

  8. Asparagus

    Green, white and purple asparagus are available in Australia. Asparagus spears are a great source of vitamins and minerals and have large amounts of fibre. Green asparagus is in season from September...

  9. Carrots

    Carrots have been grown for thousands of years. This common, long and tapered vegetable is an excellent source of beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals. In Victoria carrots are at their peak...

  10. Cabbage

    Crunchy cabbage is nutrient rich and a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, fibre and folate. Cabbage comes in many shapes and in a variety of colours including green, white and red. In Victoria...

  11. Capsicum

    Capsicums, available in a multitude of colours, are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. This versatile vegetable can be stuffed, roasted, used in stir-fries or simply eaten raw. In Victoria...

  12. Cauliflower

    The most common cauliflowers available in Australia have a creamy, white head surrounded by green leaves. This cruciferous vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C and contains plenty of dietary...

  13. Celery

    The long, pale green stalks of celery are a good source of vitamins and minerals. Celery adds crunch to salads and it is a quick and easy snack when stuffed with cheese and fresh herbs. In Victoria...

  14. Chillies

    Fiery chillies add another dimension to Mexican, Indian and Asian dishes. This popular vegetable is an excellent source of vitamin C and provides dietary fibre, folate and minerals. In Victoria...

  15. Eggplant

    Eggplant, or aubergine as it’s sometimes called, is a fruit that comes in a variety of shapes and colours, but the most common is the deep purple oval. You can use eggplant in a wide variety of dishes...

  16. Watercress

    Delicious watercress is packed with nutrients. It contains plenty of vitamins (including vitamins A, C and K) and minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium. It can be eaten raw or used in salads...

  17. Spinach

    Spinach, with its delicate flavour, can be eaten raw in salads, made into soups or sautéed with garlic and oil to make a simple vegetable dish. It is packed with vitamins and minerals and provides...

  18. Silverbeet

    Leafy green silverbeet is a favourite in Australian gardens and kitchens, where it is a versatile accompaniment to many meals. It is highly nutritious and a good source of vitamins A, B6, C and K as...

  19. Shallot

    Shallots are related to onions and garlic but have a milder taste. They contain vitamins A, C and folate and a variety of minerals such as potassium, manganese, calcium and iron. In Victoria, shallots...

  20. Pumpkin

    The versatile pumpkin can be baked, roasted, made into soups, tarts and scones and is a favourite of children. Pumpkins are a great source of beta-carotene and vitamin C and contain dietary fibre. In...

  21. Pea

    Green, tender peas are a favourite in many countries. They can be boiled, steamed, mashed and made into soup. Peas are a good source of vitamins (such as B1, B3, C and K) and minerals. They also...

  22. Okra

    Okra is an essential ingredient in the Creole dish, gumbo. It is also popular in Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines. This vegetable is a good source of vitamins (B, C and K) and minerals. In Victoria...

  23. Kohlrabi

    The odd-looking kohlrabi tastes a little like a cross between broccoli and cabbage and can be eaten raw in salads or stir-fried and baked in a tasty gratin. It is an excellent source of dietary fibre...

  24. Brussels sprouts

    Brussels sprouts are highly nutritious vegetables that look like miniature cabbages. They contain vitamins and minerals and are a great source of dietary fibre. In Victoria, they are at their peak...

  25. Celeriac

    With its knobbly, light-brown skin, celeriac looks unusual. But it is a versatile vegetable with high nutritional value (a good source of fibre and essential minerals). It tastes a bit like celery and...

  26. Parsnip

    Parsnips are root vegetables that look like cream-coloured carrots. They can be baked, mashed or made into chips and fritters. Parsnips are a good source of vitamin C and niacin and contain minerals...

  27. Tomato

    The humble tomato is a favourite of many people. Red, yellow, round, grape and pear-shaped tomatoes can be eaten raw, fried, roasted or made into tarts. Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A, C and niacin...

  28. Turnip

    Versatile turnips can be boiled, steamed, mashed, roasted, used in soups and pickled. They are an excellent source of vitamins C, E and folate and contain dietary fibre. In Victoria, turnips are at...

  29. Squash

    Squash comes in many shapes and colours. It can be baked, sautéed and made into stews. Squash is an excellent source of vitamins C and B2 and contains dietary fibre. In Victoria, squash is at its peak...

  30. Radish

    Crunchy radishes are a colourful addition to salads and add a peppery kick to dishes. Radishes are a good source of vitamins C, folate and riboflavin (vitamin B2) and they contain minerals such as...