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punnet of strawberriesQuestion:

I have a recipe that I found on a South African website that calls for "1 punnet baby corn, 1 bunch of spring onions, and 1 punnet fresh bean sprouts" 

I am guessing that "punnet" refers to some kind of measure, but does it mean package, bunch, or ??   I have found other references to growing herbs in a punnet; but the reference did not say how many inches or cm. around a punnet was.  Any ideas? Thank you.) - Carol Bishop (4/6/02)


Punnet - a small light basket or container for fruit or vegetables (approximately a pint).


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