A warm welcome to the New Year. Let’s face it – this is the month when we all promise to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Here at Ripe, we can help make that happen.
Check our website to see the huge range of extras we can add to your delivery. Like to juice? Pick vegetables such as celery, carrots and spinach. Keen cook? We can deliver bunches of lemongrass or shiitake mushrooms.
The world, as they say, is your oyster.
Artichokes are in season this month and hugely underrated. At home, many people are put off as they don’t know the technique. But have a quick look online – we promise it’s worth the effort. Larger varieties such as Globe should be boiled or stewed; smaller ones can be trimmed then braised or eaten raw in salads. Try mixing with rocket, olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan.
Pink grapefruits are rich in vitamin C
and beta carotene, which is good for the
skin. The citrus fruits are also excellent
for juicing, eating with a spoon or simply
peeling like an orange.
We can supply top quality dried mango,
apricots, cranberries, raisins, banana chips
and dates. Dried fruit is the ideal snack to
ward off sluggish moments in the working
day. Keep a stash in your desk drawer.
Nothing beats a passion fruit for zingy, intense
flavour. Slice in half then scoop out the flesh
with a spoon. Passion fruit is also excellent
in sauces and desserts, such as jellies and
pavlovas, or scooped over ice cream.
Yorkshire forced rhubarb is an incredible ingredient.
The crop is grown in dark and muggy forcing sheds
in the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ – nine square miles in
Yorkshire. The ingredient was granted Protected
Designation of Origin (PDO) status in 2010. We love
the neon pink colour and zingy flavour.
The best blood oranges are grown in the shadow
on Mount Etna in Sicily. There are three varieties.
Moro has the darkest flesh and is best known
here in the UK. Tarocco is lighter in colour and
prized for its complex flavour. Sanguinello comes
in March and is often used for juicing.
We sell a wide range of nuts – each type has a distinct
nutritional profile. Walnuts are a rich course of Omega 3;
Brazil nuts are particularly high in selenium, a key trace
mineral. Stock up on a mixture and choose from salted,
raw, roasted, honey or spicy.