To begin with, I’m a fruit but I’m eaten like a vegetable. We originated in Mexico and Central America but we’re grown all around the globe.
Did you know we come in green and red colours too? We can be as short as 15cm or as long as 25cm
Firstly, we're cultivated berries. We're roundish, about the size of a marble, with smooth skin covered in a fine, white powder or ‘bloom'
We're juicy citrus fruit with a slightly sour, but pleasant, taste. We're almost round, often with a flat bottom and a slightly tapering neck. We're normally, thin-skinned and yellow, but some of us do come in red and red-blushed colours.
We're a smooth-skinned fruit with a beautiful, sensuous feel and sweet aroma. Our shape and size can vary considerably, as well as our flavour and colour.
Oranges are available all year round. We're the best-known citrus fruit and are related to mandarins, lemons, grapefruit, limes and citrons.
We come in several distinct types, varying in size, colour and taste. We common, or purple, passionfruit are the size of an egg, round to egg-shaped with a thick, purple skin, which becomes dull and wrinkled as we ripen
I'm a pineapple from sunny Queensland. Although we look like a rough, spiky, pine cone we're really a group of smaller fruits that have fused together around a central core, that contain juicy, slightly fibrous segments
Now there are other berries in this world but admit it, we’re the best – sweet, succulent, easy to eat – no other berry is as good as us. It’s true that we’re similar to raspberries and blackberries.
I'm a vegetable that grows underground and I have prickly leaves thatare grey-green to bronze-green in colour, often with a purplish tinge.
My family were given the title ‘king of vegetables' by the ancient Egyptians. Throughout the ages we've become the symbol of good taste in food.
We're actually very tasty and so nutritious no one can afford to exclude us from their diet. We grow on rounded bushes (bush beans) which support themselves or on climbing plants.
We're related to the melons, pumpkins and squash but we have our individual style. We're usually torpedo-shaped with green to dark green or white skin surrounding a whitish edible pulp containing seeds.
I am a roundish, bulbous vegetable, about 8-12cm in diameter, with a mild licorice smell and taste. My large swollen base consists of several overlapping broad stems, forming a white to very pale green-white, firm, crisp bulb.
We've been enjoyed for thousands of years. One of the world's most popular salad vegetables, we come in many shapes, sizes and colours. There are four main types in Australia, all of which are widely grown.
We're white cultivated mushrooms and our edible part is our fruiting body which produces spores. We're the most commonly sold mushroom and consist of an umbrella-like head.
We're a bulb formed from the bases of our leaves. The most common being round to oval-shaped and slightly smaller than a tennis ball.
Peas to meet you! We grow on a climbing plant that produces pods containing seeds or peas. We're sold in the pod and either eaten whole or we're removed from the inedible pod before eating.
We're a close relative of tomatoes, eggplants, and capsicums. Our skin colour varies from creamy-to-white, yellow, red to even purple.
We consist of small, medium to bright green, thick, soft, oval to arrow-shaped leaves and green stems, both of which are eaten. Our leaves form rose-like clusters or rosettes from which our flowering shoot emerges.