Brassicas are a genus of the mustard family and are commonly referred to as cruciferous vegetables, originating from the Mediterranean and Asia regions. Brassicas include many vegetables which you know as, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage.
THE GOOD STUFF
Besides adding an array of flavours and textures to meals, brassicas are packed full of vitamins and minerals. Overall brassicas are rich in vitamins, notably vitamins A, C, E and K along with potassium, iron and calcium. Providing health benefits such as reducing the risk of cancer and regulating your body’s inflammatory system.
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Our regional production windows change with the seasons enabling us to provide year round supply of all brassica lines. Our broccoli grows across all states with primary regions Victoria and Queensland. Our caulies are farmed in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. Our cabbages are grown in both Victoria and New South Wales.
New South Wales is home to the majority of our hydroponic and field grown Kale, like our other brassica lines, we produce Kale all year round and harvest on demand. When it comes to growing hydroponically, the additional benefits are that we are able to grow with less water, plus we can produce a great crop with less inputs and less land impact. Our hydroponic growing base for Kale is organic coco-peat, this is essentially made up of the husks of coconuts. Kale is planted into peat bags and these hold the plant and allows the root ball to receive the required nutrients and water through a drip irrigation system.
Vibrant green with large flowering heads that look like a cluster of little trees. Broccoli is a nutritious superfood that can be eaten fresh or cooked. Couple of our favourite recipes ….
Creamy white in appearance with florets that resemble fluffy white clouds, similar to it’s cousin Broccoli. We absolutely love how versatile cauliflower can be, who would’ve thought that you could make cauliflower rice, cauliflower steaks, cauliflower pizza crust, cauliflower gnocchi, cauliflower cupcakes and cauliflower nuggets. Seriously what can’t you do with Cauliflower! Check out these two salads guaranteed to meet those cauli cravings 🙂
This superfood rose to fame in the 2000s, and we still can’t get enough of it and who wouldn’t with it’s reputable list of nutrients and its versatility in the kitchen. Kale can be chopped raw into salads, juiced with your fave fruits and veggies for a super juice or even try it added to a stir-fry. Our staff pick right now when it comes to Kale recipes are super simple yet punching above when it comes to flavour!
Sharp and crunchy when raw, it is great chopped for slaws and salads and sweet and mellow when cooked making it perfect for stir-frys. One to try now is pickled cabbage link below to our recipe …
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Live fresh! Enjoy.