This group says they've found the key to fighting the flu

"Because it is delivered fresh right from the farm, our broccoli will be at its most nutritious and its key vitamins will be even stronger to combat even the worst winter viruses." Photo: Contributed

A GROUP of 80 retailers say that the key to good health this flu season is eating fruit and vegetables sourced from reputable shops.

Your Local Fruit Shop retailers are showing off their wares as the healthiest over-the-counter remedies to bolster your defences against this year's flu.

Owner Principal of Superior Fruit of Graceville Peter Maniatis says the best medicine is often found in produce that is delivered freshly and directly from the farm to the store. 

"One of the best and most versatile product that we have been recommending to families to fight the cold and flu this season is broccoli," Mr Maniatis said.

"Because it is delivered fresh right from the farm, our broccoli will be at its most nutritious and its key vitamins will be even stronger to combat even the worst winter viruses."

He also said citrus fruits, especially oranges, make for great fighters during the winter time.

Brisbane Broncos star and Your Local Fruit Shop Ambassador Sam Thaiday says that winter is the perfect time to eat exactly what your body needs for 'sickness survival'.

"There's always a spike in sickness this time of year, so when it comes to my family's health, I want to ensure they're getting as many nutrients as possible from what they're eating to strengthen their immune system," Mr Thaiday said.


Your Local Fruit Shop is a proudly Queensland-grown group of retailers around the state committed to always stocking the best and freshest ingredients.

For more information on Your Local Fruit Shop, visit

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