Beautiful glossy deep purple eggplant has a unique taste and texture. The first time I saw one was at a European market shop decades ago. It was so beautiful that I bought one and put it on the counter for a couple of days to enjoy its beauty before finding a recipe.
When tofu in the west became popular, it was believed to be full of health benefits so very good for us. Later it was reported to be bad for us! Tofu has had a bad rap because it is made from soy. If it really isn’t good for us, then why are the Japanese who eat lots of tofu have the highest life expectancy in the world?
Cool fresh peppermint with its stimulating aroma is a popular flavouring for gum, toothpaste, and tea. Also, it is full of many health benefits from helping with digestion to increasing memory. Did you know it helps keep mosquitos away too? I always grow mint in my garden for salads, teas, and smoothies.
Brazil nuts with their creamy texture are a tasty snack with numerous health benefits. Studies have shown them to help lower cholesterol, have anticancer nutrients, improve thyroid function and even can improve our mood. They are one of my favourite superfoods.
Small orangey yellow apricots with their velvety skin have a smooth sweet delicious flavor. They may be small but apricots are packed with essential vitamins and health benefits.