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What the FRUIT?!

In celebration of the FIRST day of summer โ˜€๏ธ, 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 ๐Ÿคญ #budgethack

Letโ€™s dig into this โฌ‡๏ธ

There are some fruits & vegetables that are always โ€œin-seasonโ€ and others that are grown only at certain times of the year.

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

  • Berries ๐Ÿ“

  • Yellow squash/zucchini

  • Corn ๐ŸŒฝ

  • Cantaloupe/honeydew melons

  • Stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots nectarines, cherries) ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅญ

  • Tomatoes ๐Ÿ…

  • Watermelon ๐Ÿ‰

  • Okra

  • Grapes ๐Ÿ‡

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 ๐ŸŠ

spring only = asparagus & rhubarb

mix of seasons = broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ, apples ๐ŸŽ, avocados ๐Ÿฅ‘, carrots ๐Ÿฅ•, celery, collard greens, garlic ๐Ÿง„, herbs, kale, kiwi ๐Ÿฅ, lemons ๐Ÿ‹, lettuce ๐Ÿฅฌ, limes, mushrooms , onions ๐Ÿง…, & pineapples ๐Ÿ

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

Hint: ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿง‚

Until Next Time,

Your RD Fuel Good Experts ๐Ÿ

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