Most savoury dishes include one of the onion family - brown, white and red onions, garlic, chives, shallots, spring onions and leeks. All of these vary enormously in shape, size, colour, texture and intensity of flavour. New Zealand's top onion growing area is Pukekohe, south of Auckland
This yellowish-orange fleshy fruit is thought to have been originally cultivated in Morocco. Apricot tastes both sweet and tart, and just 100 grams of the fruit give you 12% of vitamins A and C and 6% of potassium that you need daily.