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
Pineapples are a multiple fruit, which means they grow from a cluster of up to 150 fertilised flowers that join together. They can take up to two years to be ready for harvesting. After a pineapple has been cut from its parent plant another fruit will start to develop called the ratoon crop. Once this ratoon crop is harvested the plants are usually mulched into the ground and the tops from previously harvested fruit are planted to begin the cycle again.
The parent plant is the leafy part from which the pineapple blossoms. The parent plant’s blue-green, sword-like leaves are arranged like a spiral staircase and these leaves ingeniously retain moisture, making the pineapple a crop that can survive in very hot, dry conditions. The pineapple’s flowering stalk emerges from the centre of the leaf coil, as a cluster of flowers, which are purplish to lavender in colour, and appear about 16 months after the pineapple has been planted. Pineapples are multiple fruits, which means they grow from a cluster of fertilised flowers that join together. The flowers are also known as the eyes of the fruit and there are approximately 150 on each mature pineapple.
This fruit is rich in manganese that helps in strengthening your bones. All you need to do is to add this fruit to your everyday diet and this will help you maintain a strong body and keep your bones strong and healthy. Manganese maintains good bone strength and when it is combined with zinc, copper and calcium this substance can be super healthy. Thus, this fruit has all the components and this is why this fruit can aid in stronger bones.
The majority of the production in Australia occurs predominantly in Queensland. Over 36% of the pineapples grown in Australia are sent to be processed into juices. After being juiced, they are tinned and sold in the market. There are approximately 35 million pineapples produced each year in Australia thanks to the fine labour of the farmers.