Four Of The Best Hybrid Vegetables

Four Of The Best Hybrid Vegetables
Iantha Yu

Beauty Writer

Jan 02, 2024

Eating healthily just got a whole lot more interesting. Read on for the coolest veggies in town at the moment… and yes, there’s such a thing.


Meet the teensy tiny vegetable that’s got a deep purple tinge like kale and the delicious nutty flavour of brussel sprouts. Throw this nutrient-rich veggie in stir-fries, salads or over a grill – it’s so versatile, you can eat it however you like.


I had always thought broccolini was a baby version of broccoli, but did you know it’s actually the love child of broccoli and Asian staple kai-lan? Originally developed in Japan, this delicious vegetable tastes its best when steamed or stir-fried with garlic.


Part mandarin and part papedas (a citrus fruit that’s usually used for landscaping!), this sour treat is mostly cultivated to make ponzu sauce, a tart dressing that works just as nicely as vinaigrette. It’s quite rare to see these in the supermarket, but you might be able to spot them in smaller Korean or Japanese grocery shops.


Just as the name suggests, this small fruit looks like a white strawberry, but tastes just like a pineapple. It’s hugely popular in Europe and the US, but they’ve become a rare delight as they’re grown in small-scale farms. Fingers crossed we’ll see these land down under soon.

Warm Lemon Marinated Kalettes With Roasted Macadamia & Garlic Vinaigrette & Shaved Chicken


What’s your favourite hybrid fruit or vegetable? Tell us in the comments below…


By Iantha Yu

Beauty Writer

Iantha Yu is a journalist who specialises in writing and styling beauty, health and lifestyle content. She firmly believes that good skincare, a bright lippie, or good quality false eyelashes can change your life (or at least your mood for the day). Iantha is also the founder of PicStudio, a boutique marketing agency. Iantha's first role as Beauty Editor was at The Carousel, followed by Beauty Editor of BEAUTYcrew and Acting Beauty Editor of marieclaire Australia.



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