In Season Winter Fruits And Veggies
You might think that as the winter season approaches, the number of fruits and vegetables available start to decrease. This may be true, but there are still a variety of tasty, in season winter fruits and veggies that begin to pop up on supermarket shelves during this time. These items tend to only be available during the winter period, so why not make the most of these seasonal delights!
Persimmons tend to grow late into the autumn and winter before the fruit can be harvested. They can vary in colour, depending on where they are grown, but are most commonly orange. There is a certain art to picking a persimmon, they should be firm to the touch, with a slight softness and coloured brightly. Just one of these tasty winter fruits contains a third of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C!
Pomegranates are another household favourite during the winter season, despite often being messy to eat! Here’s a tip to try and reduce the mess: Try submerging the fruit in water, and opening the pomegranate. Once you’ve done this, strain the water out, so you are just left with the seeds. Due to their nutrient density, pomegranates are often referred to as a superfood. Just one pomegranate gives you a healthy dose of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, manganese, folate and other nutrients.
This seasonal favourite comes in a few different varieties. It is typically prepared in the same manner as summer squash, however due to its tougher rind, this part is usually not eaten. Varieties of winter squash include pumpkins, butternut squash and acorn squash. Adding winter squash to your diet can provide fantastic benefits, as it is loaded with vitamins and minerals, as well as being tasty and filling. A portion of winter squash typically contains healthy doses of vitamin C, thiamine and potassium.