I made the mistake of watching Dr Oz's show the other day. There I was thinking that I was pretty healthy and then he stated going on about the foods we should eat. I figured I would be safe as I love vegetables and broccoli and lettuce are my best friend. Then he mentioned the fruit that we should be eating and then I realised that I didn't eat much fruit at all, unless it was in a pie or a pastry.
There's no reason why I don't eat much fruit. Well I do like my fruit more on the exotic side and super sweet and of course Winter fruit isn't really either of those things. But I was lucky enough to get a sample box of the fruit from Fruit at Work and I was curious to see what the selection was like. The fruit is all from the Flemington wholesale market which is where many restaurants get their produce. The website said that there would be a selection of "apples, bananas, peaches, nectarines, pears, oranges, kiwi fruit, mandarins, grapes and strawberries" although admittedly this did seem more of a Summer box than a Winter box and prices start at $24.95 including free delivery.
I got a slightly different selection with my $60 box which had a lot of fruit including 11 red delicious apples, 10 mandarins, 5 packham pears, 2 beurre bosc pears, 4 oranges, 4 granny smith apples, 4 oranges, 2 bananas (precious, like gold nowdays!) and 2 passionfruit and my favourite, a box of plump, huge cherries.
Thanks* to Fruit At Work, one lucky Not Quite Nigella readers will three boxes of fruit for three weeks worth $180! Fruit at Work delivers to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. For Sydney it delivers within 50km of the CBD, and 20km within the CBD for VIC, SA, ACT & QLD and for WA only 10km so please ensure that your address is within these bounds. For a chance to win all you have to do is tell me your favourite fruit and why! *Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST 18th of September, 2011. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia.XX**
Best of luck!
Lots of love,