Overview Australian ginger, though available all throughout the country, is widely produced in Queensland. Furthermore, processed ginger is oftentimes used in beverages in minced or candied form. However, the majority of these fresh imports to Australia are widely processed without entering the fresh supply chain. Most importantly, Fijian ginger has also been recently granted acess […]2020-11-12
Overview Australia possesses a small but growing garlic industry. Nevertheless, most of the supply is accumulated by imports from other regions. The countries that provide the garlic supply are China, Africa, Taiwan, New Zealand and the USA. This necessary vegetable can be identified as a close relative of onions, leeks and chives. When it comes […]2020-11-12
Overview Fresh herbs, including parsley, are predominantly grown in almost all states of Australia. They are specially grown in market gardens near the major capitals. In the present times, increasing volumes are being grown in high-tech greenhouses all year long. Types of Herbs Lemon Myrtle Lemon Myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) is originally a Queensland Rainforest tree so they […]2020-10-30
Overview Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a perennial that grows to 2 metres or more, and at least 50cm across. The leaf has a strong anise scent and flavour, and the buttery yellow flowers appear in summer and autumn. The more common green fennel is a noxious weed in some regions so it should not be planted. The […]2020-10-30
Leafy Asian vegetables refer to a range of similar vegetables such as bok choy, pak choy, gan lan and wombok. This is also known as Chinese cabbage. These names also have various other synonyms in different parts of the world.
There is no evidence of Chinese cabbage when it comes to historical references. Hence, the vegetable we know today is probably a cross between bok choy and a turnip. It has a mildly sweet flavour and is the cabbage most commonly used to make the Korean pickle, kimchee.
This is a version of a flat cabbage (an Asian leafy vegetable) used in both Chinese and Japanese cuisine. It grows only a few inches from the ground and has white stems. It is usually sold as young leaves when the flavour is delicate and there is sweet juiciness. It tastes similar to bok choy.
This spinach-like vegetable (a leafy Asian vegetable) is very popular for Chinese cuisine, mainly due to the pointy leaves that wilt quickly and the hollow stems that trap any flavour added when cooking. Garlic is usually included when cooking this particular green. The flavour is sweet and delicate and best cooked a little even when being added to a salad.
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These leafy Asian vegetables are grown to the populated cities in Australia. Furthermore, they are mostly grown in market centres. Some of the major production areas include the Sydney Basin in New South Wales and the Melbourne region in Victoria.