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What the FRUIT?!


In celebration of the FIRST day of summer β˜€οΈ, we are going to dig into fruits & vegetables in-season NOW! Did you know that eating fruits & vegetables IN-SEASON are more flavorful AND nutritious? Not to mention they are more cost-effective too 🀭 #budgethack


Let’s dig into this ⬇️


There are some fruits & vegetables that are always β€œin-season” and others that are grown only at certain times of the year.


Here are the fruits & veggies in season ONLY this summer:

  • Berries πŸ“

  • Yellow squash/zucchini

  • Corn 🌽

  • Cantaloupe/honeydew melons

  • Stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots nectarines, cherries) πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ₯­

  • Tomatoes πŸ…

  • Watermelon πŸ‰

  • Okra

  • Grapes πŸ‡

What ARE the health benefits?


Eating fruits in-season not only have richer flavor due to it being freshly picked and not processed, but it also has more vitamin C to support immunity and more antioxidants to protect against chronic diseases!


Both of these RAPIDLY decline in concentration as fruit & vegetables are processed or preserved to be consumed out of season.


What is in-season during fall, winter, & spring?


fall only = cauliflower, cranberries, & ginger


winter only = grapefruit, leeks, & oranges 🍊


spring only = asparagus & rhubarb


mix of seasons = broccoli πŸ₯¦, apples 🍎, avocados πŸ₯‘, carrots πŸ₯•, celery, collard greens, garlic πŸ§„, herbs, kale, kiwi πŸ₯, lemons πŸ‹, lettuce πŸ₯¬, limes, mushrooms , onions πŸ§…, & pineapples 🍍


Stay tuned for our next post discussing sport nutrition tips for your favorite summer fruits!

Hint: πŸ‰πŸ§‚



Until Next Time,


Your RD Fuel Good Experts 🍍

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