Artichokes, golden buttons, quince...Do you feel at a loss when facing some vegetables and fruits that you have almost never seen in the supermarket?For some Chinese, even if they have lived in Australia for many years, they can still encounter some "unfamiliar" fruits and vegetables. So what are these unpopular fruits and vegetables called and how they should be eaten? With this "literacy sticker", I will encounter them next time. When they are, you can definitely get it done!


Fennel (Fennel)
Bulb fennel, also known as Italian fennel and sweet fennel, is a variant of the fennel species of the umbelliferae family. It is native to southern Italy and is now mainly distributed in the Mediterranean coast.Although the taste of fennel is too choking for many people, it is this rich taste that makes it a common side dish in cooking.


How to eat


1. Prepare according to the requirements of the recipe, usually cut in half, and remove the bitter heart with a knife.


2. Eat raw, for example, it will have a natural fresh taste when used in salads, but be sure to chop it as finely as possible, otherwise the taste of fennel will cover the taste of everything else.


3. Add it to the soup, especially the fish soup and vegetable soup, after the fennel is cooked, the aroma of the fennel will become mild and not too choking.


Parsnip, also known as parsnips, looks similar to Chinese carrots but has a completely different taste.It is a nutritious vegetable with high carbohydrate content. The most important point is that it has sufficient potassium.


How to eat


1. Peel, cut into desired size and shape, deep-fried into slices of radish, or dipped in olive oil, salt and pepper to bake, or dipped in chili oil and honey to bake.


2. It can be made into puree or soup.


3. When cooking parsnips, you can add some ginger and lemon to balance its strong earthy flavor.


Root celery (Celeriac)
The leaves of ordinary celery are solid, while the petioles of root celery are hollow and the roots are very fat, just like beetroot or radish.In fact, the root of celery is the most delicious part. It tastes a bit like celery, and it is sweet and soft after cooking.


How to eat


1. Cold dressing and juice.


2. Boil the root celery into the soup, and the soup made from it is very thick and tastes excellent.


The appearance of artichokes looks like a flower bud, the taste is between fresh bamboo shoots and mushrooms, the taste is clear, sweet and fresh, and the nutritional value is extremely high.


How to eat


1. Generally, the flower head is eaten here, which is the most tender. It can be eaten raw or cooked.


2. The cooked artichokes can be eaten with sauces, or made salads, appetizers, and canned food.


3. You can also cut the artichokes in half and bake them in the oven to serve with steak and lamb chops.


4. When stir-frying, it can be matched with seasonings such as refined meat, olive oil, lemon juice, chili, garlic and salt.


5. Artichokes can also be used for soup, stewed or boiled with poultry meat.


Squash Button Gold
This translated name is difficult to confirm. Some people call it button melon and bamboo shoot squash. Some people regard gold button as a mini version of lemon. In fact, this vegetable is a small melon.


How to eat


1. The method is more casual, either boiled or cold.


2. In addition to the conventional direct frying and roasting, it can also be hollowed out as a container.


3. Friends who are used to Chinese food will taste good if it is served with sliced ​​meat and fried.


Brussels Sprout (Brussels Sprout)
The sprouts look very similar to cabbage, but in a mini version.Its edible part is the small leaf ball formed in the axillary bud, the flavor is like cabbage, but it also has its own unique taste.Spore cabbage has less fiber and rich nutrition, and its protein content is the highest among cabbage vegetables.


How to eat


1. Generally chopped, fried with sauce, such as fried with bacon, oyster sauce.


2. Brush some olive oil and roast and eat.


3. Cold dressing.


Kale is rich in vitamins and is a diet food highly recommended by nutritionists and fitness professionals.


How to eat


1. It tastes bitter when eaten raw, so it's best to blanch the salad first.


2. It is also healthy and delicious to cook seafood.


Bracken, also called chard, is considered to be a kind of beet. The leaves are thick and tender, the veins are red, and the juice when fried is also red.It is a healthy vegetable, after being fried, it has a spinach taste.


How to eat


1. It can be chopped for salad.


2. You can also eat it while frying. The method is the same as that of ordinary vegetables. Remove the roots, wash them, and fry them.


The quince is a yellow fruit, very durable.There are two forms of quince, one is larger and looks like a pear; the other is smaller and looks more like an apple.However, they have one thing in common, that is, they can only be eaten after heating, whether you are grilling or boiling, otherwise it will be too hard to bite, and very sour.


How to eat


1. Peel the quince, cut into pieces, heat it, and add it to the salad as a garnish.


2. Add to the pastry, steamed pudding, stewed fruit and tart snacks.


3. In casseroles and stews in the Middle East, quince is the most basic ingredient, which can make the soup sweeter and thicker.


Fiji Fruit (Feijoa)
Fiji fruit is a kind of fruit rich in New Zealand, also known as Philippine oil fruit, with rich nutritional value.Its skin is dark green, the inside resembles guava, and it is rich in vitamin C.


How to eat


1. The whole fruit is edible, sweet and juicy, and extremely aromatic.


2. The most common way to eat it is to cut it in half with a fruit knife, and then use a spoon to scoop out the flesh, which is similar to eating kiwi.The closer to the peel, the firmer the pulp and the sweeter and sour taste


Tree Tomato (Tamarillo)
Tree tomatoes look a bit like tomatoes, but the skin is harder and needs to be peeled.Both meat and seeds can be eaten, but they are sour.Its pulp is rich in protein, in addition to a variety of minerals and vitamins A and C.Due to its high folic acid content, it is very suitable for pregnant women.


How to eat


1. Eat raw and cold, but need to be peeled.


2. Make a puree to make jam and jelly.


3. As a sour seasoning, add it when stir-frying, and the prepared dishes are sour and delicious, very appetizing.


Custard Apple
Sugar apple is also known as "Buddha head fruit". The fruit is similar in size to pomegranate, with white flesh, dense taste, sweet and slightly acidic.Annona fruit is extremely nutritious and high in calories. It can nourish beauty, replenish physical strength, clean blood, strengthen bones, prevent scurvy, enhance immunity, and fight cancer.


How to eat


Eat raw: The best time is to squeeze the skin of the fruit with your fingers to feel soft after the skin of the fruit has softened, and you can eat it.


2. Stir with a blender, add sugar and milk to make ice cream.


3. With passion fruit, it is made into compound juice with high nutritional value.


Moon Grapes
The black finger grape is also known as the finger black grape, because it looks like a human finger, even thicker than an adult finger. Its flesh is delicate, nutritious, and taste better than ordinary grapes.


How to eat


1. Eat the same way as ordinary grapes. You can eat it directly after washing.


2. It can also be juiced or dried.


Prunes are rich in nutrients, including cellulose, vitamin A, minerals, and trace elements.Prune juice contains water-soluble natural pectin fiber and insoluble plant fiber, which can relieve constipation, maintain intestinal health, and help women lose weight.


How to eat


1. Wash and eat directly.


2. Air-dried and processed into delicious prunes.


3. Used to make pastries.


Figs bloom in summer and bear fruit in autumn. The fruit is oblate or ovoid, and the top is cracked when mature, the flesh is soft and rotten, and the taste is sweet and sweet like bananas.The fruit contains a lot of pectin and vitamins. Eating figs helps to purify the intestines, promote the proliferation of beneficial bacteria, inhibit the rise of blood sugar, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and quickly discharge toxic substances.


How to eat


1. Squeeze the pulp into fig juice.


2. Cut the fruit in half, sprinkle with cheese, and roll it up with thinly sliced ​​prosciutto.


3. Cover with bacon or ham and bake in the oven.

From the group: Australian living family group