Asparagus is my pick this week. The start of the Australian crops have come in and are eating fantastically and at a great price this week. Asparagus contains dietary fibre, beta carotene, vitamin E and folate.
HOW TO PICK
Look for bright spears with compact tips. Avoid any that look limp or discoloured. When you snap freshly harvested asparagus, it should be crisp, moist and juicy.
HOW TO STORE
If not eating straight away, wrap it in a damp tea towel, pop in a plastic bag and store in the crisper compartment of your fridge. To keep asparagus fresh for longer, trim the ends and stand in a glass with 1-2cm of water. Cover with a plastic bag and store in fridge.