There are many things to love about Australia: the people, its tourist attractions, and of course, the foodie in me is screaming… food!
Now, in relation to food, what I admire about Australia is the high standards its government has when it comes to its agriculture and ensuring food security. It has the strictest standards when it comes to importing fruits and vegetables. And locally, government and businesses invest in high quality produce.
So not surprisingly, we find the freshest, most plump, juiciest, and the most delicious produce down under.
A friend inquired a couple of days ago about the first thing I did during my recent trip to Sydney. I told him that I went to the grocery with my gracious hosts. It was a perfect way to start the trip. I always would say that going to the grocery allows you to do two things. First, wherever you are, you get a sense of what is the latest. And second, if you are in a foreign land, you get to know the place better.
I saw a couple of good produce when we went to the grocery, and I’d like to share four of my favorite finds. 🙂
My most interesting find: purple carrots. It was my first time to encounter this variety of carrots.
They taste somewhat sweeter, though their taste is not a far departure from ordinary carrots. I wonder though how carrot cake would look and taste if you use these ones as ingredients. What I do know for sure is they don’t taste like ube (purple yam). Hahaha!
Interestingly, some would give purple carrots the title of being the next super food. Some studies would claim that eating purple carrots would lower blood pressure, normalize the function of the liver and even the heart. At least, these are initial results based on animal testing. I wonder if the same would be the effect for humans. In any case, we have one more reason to eat our veggies. 🙂