Food and nutrients - Fruit, vegetables

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Why we like tomatoes

Here's why the humble tomato is worth celebrating.HistoryTomatoes grew wild...

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What to do with lemons

From freshly squeezed lemonade to a preserve with a tangy...

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Extreme makeover: Scalloped potato

Everyone's favourite potato dish is a creamy, delicious, cheesy treat....

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HFG guide to fruit and vege juice

Nutritionist Rose Carr investigates what goes into juices, and which...

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Fact or fiction: Raw vegetables are better than...

Nutritionist Glen Cardwell talks about raw versus cooked vegetables in...

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Sprout your own seeds

Alfalfa, mung bean, adzuki... with only a couple of tablespoons...

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Eat well, spend less: Heaven preserve us

Preserving is a bit of a lost art. We revive...

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In season July: Spinach

This leafy green is thought to have originated from the...

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Spend less, shop smart: Vegetables

A healthy diet is full of a variety of vegetables....

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What to do with pumpkin

The low-downBuying: Pumpkins in New Zealand are commonly the Crown...

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Spend less, shop smart: Fruit

It's recommended we eat at least two servings of fruit...

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What to do with figs

Figs are a luscious treat, so make the most of...

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In the garden: Green beans

Green beans are a gardener's dream: the vege is high...

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In season October: Silver beet

The low-down Availability: Year-round, but particularly abundant in late winter, especially...

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In season May: Brussels sprouts

These veges have the appearance of mini cabbages, and take...

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What to do with cherries

It's small wonder cherries are associated with Christmas, considering they...

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What to do with broccoli

The low-downBuying: Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family,...

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How to start a vege garden

Starting a vegetable garden is easy. It's great therapy (physically...
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