What most don’t know is that much like the change in the season there is a change in the produce that is sold in the market. Each season presents a new batch of fruits and vegetables to incorporate into our diets. Giving yourself a variety of fruits and vegetables is beneficial to your health and wallet. Most seasonal fruits and vegetables require fewer pesticides and preservatives to create a fresh appearance in stores. Meaning you’ll be consuming fewer additives and more nutrients that you deserve.
Don’t miss out on this season produce selection and take the opportunity to go through our top 5 produce for the Summer!
It has been found that zucchini contains nutrients and vitamins to help prevent cancer and heart disease. Historically the Italians brought this mystery cucumber to the U.S. during the 1920’s.
The peak season for zucchini is from June- August.
Cherries are available from May-August. More sour and tart cherries have a short window of availability and can be found at the middle of June and as late as July- August, depending on your location and climate.
Did you know it is believed that the Romans introduced cherries to Britain around the first century A.D.?
Give me a beet! Beets have made a special appearance in salads, cocktails, soups and even as a juice. Did you know with more recent studies, beet juice can increase your stamina? Forgot the red bull- fly with these bulbs. Even though you can find beets in most markets all year round at its peak it is from June- October.
Our last pic is the questionable fruit or vegetable.
Peaches at their Peak are from July-August. There are over 2,000 varieties around the world. It’s a versatile fruit. You can make all the following
- Sangria with Sliced Peaches
- Chutney or Relish
Everything is peachy keen when its in season.
Whether they’re red, green, yellow, oval round they have so much appeal. Their peak season is from May- October.
Embrace this seasons harvest and give your palate the flavors it deserves.