What the FRUIT?!
In celebration of the FIRST day of summer ☀️, 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 “in-season” and others that are grown only at certain times of the year.
Here are the fruits & veggies in season ONLY this summer:
Stone fruit (peaches, plums, apricots nectarines, cherries) 🍒🍑🥭
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 🥦, apples 🍎, avocados 🥑, carrots 🥕, celery, collard greens, garlic 🧄, herbs, kale, kiwi 🥝, lemons 🍋, lettuce 🥬, limes, mushrooms , onions 🧅, & pineapples 🍍
Stay tuned for our next post discussing sport nutrition tips for your favorite summer fruits!
Until Next Time,
Your RD Fuel Good Experts 🍍