What’s in Season in November
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be what’s in season! Cooking with fruit and vegetables that are in season will save you money, as well as ensuring the food you cook has the most flavour. In Australia during November you will find a range of fruit and veg to work with as your in season options. A complete list of seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices can be found below.
Spotlight on Passionfruit
Passionfruit is an exotic fruit about the size of an egg and commonly purple in colour, although there are several different varities. The pulp inside is yellow/orange in colour and is sweet and almost jelly like. Used to top many a pavlova or mixed through a delicious fruit salad, passionfruit is a yummy addition to any meal.
Passionfruit is an excellent source of beta carotene, vitamin C and fibre. They also contain more B complex, riboflavin, niacin and iron than any other fruit.
Here are a few of our favourite Passionfruit recipes
- Passionfruit Slice by Bake Play Smile
- Passionfruit Melting Moments by Thermobliss
- Decadent Passionfruit Curd Cake by ThermoKitchen
Spotlight on Chilli
A commonly used vegetable all over the world Chilli’s are used to add spiciness to food. There are many different varieties of chilli’s ranging from mild to intensely hot, green to red to orange to yellow, and small to large.
Chilli is also well known for its medicinal purposes. Among it’s many uses chilli is used to control bleeding, support cardiovascular health, boost blood circulation to control pain, as a digestive aid & as a powerful treatment and preventative for cancer.
Here are a few of our favourite Chilli recipes
- Skinnymixers Peri Peri Chicken
- Hot Chilli Sauce by Fayi
- Chilli Meatballs in a Hidden Veg Suace on Cabbage Noodles from the Recipe Community
STAR OF THE MONTH: Zucchini Flowers
A unique slightly nutty, earthy flavour, zucchini flowers are blooming at this time of year. The are only available in Australia in November so be sure to grab them if you see them at your local green grocer!
There are two types of zucchini flowers. Male zucchini flowers have a thin stem, while female zucchini flowers have developed into zucchinis.
Packing more potassium than a banana they are also loaded with minerals like zinc, magnesium, copper and calcium.
You can eat them many different ways:
- Eat them raw! They are delicious!
- Stuff them!! Why not adapt this recipe from FAYI and use zucchini flowers in place of tomatoes!
- Bake them with a drizzle of oil and salt & pepper and serve as a side to your favourite dish!
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Fruit in season in November
- Orange: Valencia
Vegetables in season in November
- Artichoke: Globe
- Asian greens
- Beans: Green
- Spring onion
- Zucchini flowers