Nutritionists advise us to consume fruits and vegetables that are preferably in season. It’s not easy to know which fruits and veggies are specific for a season, because nowadays, thanks to the supermarkets and hypermarkets, you can find any fruits and vegetable throughout the year. Each fruit and each vegetable are naturally ripe in a specific season. Some in spring, some in summer, while other can even be grown during the winter in special conditions. It might sound completely unimportant but their flavor and nutrients contents are different, from the ones which get ripe under the sunlight to the ones which are grown in greenhouses. So, what fruits and vegetables are in season?
Fruits to eat during the spring (March, April, May)
The fruits that are usually ripe during spring are oranges, lemons, avocados, grapefruit, banana, papaya, and mango, while the vegetables that are specifically for the spring season are asparagus, artichokes, radishes, lettuce, green onions, herbs, arugula, potatoes, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, and spinach.
Among all these fruits and vegetables, the most nutritious are oranges, lemons, avocados, bananas, lettuce, broccoli, zucchini, and spinach.
Oranges and lemons.
They contain very high levels of Vitamin C, which is great for fortifying the immune system.
The best way to consume oranges and lemons is as fresh juices or lemonade.
The avocado is a fruit with a special flavor which contains 13 vitamins (A, C, D, E, K, E and 8 types of B vitamins, including B6, B12, and folic acid) and other nutrients (potassium, lutein, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fats). Avocado is known to reduce cholesterol, fortify the immune system, fortify the nervous system. It is also a great antioxidant.
Bananas contain protein, phosphorus, Vitamin A, as well as other vitamins and minerals. They are also rich in potassium and fiber, which makes them a fruits that shouldn’t miss from anyone’s breakfast.
Contains calcium and iron, and it is pleasant to be added to meat steaks.
Broccoli, Zucchini, and Spinach.
Contain iron in high amounts, being food for liver and the general state of health.
Fruits to eat during the summer (June, July, August).
The specific fruits during the summer are cherries, watermelon, cantaloupe, rhubarb, strawberries, wild strawberries, blackberries, gooseberries, black and red currants, apricots, kiwi, peaches, raspberries, and apples, while the vegetables that are specific for summer are beans, peas, onions, new carrots, cauliflower, asparagus, cucumbers, potatoes, tomatoes, broccoli, celery leaves and stem, peppers, eggplant, corn, greens, and cabbage.
The healthiest ones are cherries, blackberries, apples, new carrots, tomatoes, and celery.
Fruits to eat during the fall (September, October, November).
Apples, pears, quinces, plums, grapes, figs, lemons, and oranges are the fruits that are specific for autumn.
As for the vegetables, eggplant, cucumber, cauliflower, fennel, peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, parsnips, and cabbage are specific during the fall.
Most nutritious fruits and vegetables specific to the autumn are pears, grapes, plums, fennel, and pumpkins.
Fruits to eat during the winter (December, January, February).
Winter’s fruits are oranges, tangerines, clementines, grapefruits, bananas, lemons, pineapples, avocados, and pomegranates, while the winter’s specific vegetables are beets, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, turnips, fennel, dried onions, beans, celery root, and garlic.
The healthiest winter fruits and vegetables are tangerines, clementines, pomegranates, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and garlic.
Winter fruits and vegetables are rich in Vitamin C. Cabbage and Brussels sprouts are rich in Vitamin C, B, E, and A, while garlic is the best natural antibiotic.