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Episode 20 - Kalettes

What do you get when you cross a Brussels Sprout with Kale? A Kalette. This little-known superfood is the first new vegetable to hit the Australian market since Brocollini more than a decade ago. It’s non-GMO, instead painstakingly developed over 15 years through traditional hybridisation techniques. So, what do they look like? How do they taste? Our Kalette expert grower Scott Samwell answers all those questions. Today we discuss:

  • Scott’s favourite place on the farm.

  • So, what is a Kalette?

  • Kalettes were developed as a non-genetically modified product.

  • A day in the life of a sprout farmer.

  • Kalettes are a part of the sprout family and the volume Scott produces as Australia’s largest grower.

  • Kalettes are a new super-food but many consumers don’t even know they exist.

  • Scott’s top preparation tips to get the most of your sprout – no matter the kind.

  • The versatility of Kalettes as they can be used in smoothies, soups and even made into chips!

  • The different roles within the family farm and how they have been assigned.

  • What Scott loves most about life on the land.

  • The most common misconception about being a farmer.

  • Scott’s ultimate dream for the future.

We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.



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