Autumn: Seasonal fruits and vegetables

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Autumn: Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Eating seasonally involves choosing fruits and vegetables that are in their peak in terms of flavour or harvest at a particular time of year.Fresh, local fruits and vegetables are a much healthier option, buying in season reduces damage to the environment, helps to support local farmers and producers, and is more economical.

Autumn runs from March to May. Stewed autumn fruit and vegetables like apples and rhubarb are a great healthy snack either on their own or with some yoghurt or ice cream as a dessert. Asian greens in season at this time of year are a great variation on your usual serving of side vegetables.

Autumn fruits include:

Figs Apples Grapes
Bananas Limes Quince
Custard apples Guavas Oranges
Rhubarb Lemons Pomegranate
Kiwi fruits Passionfruit Pears
Plums

In season vegetables include:

Beans Cabbage Asian greens (for example buk choy, Chinese cabbage and pak choy)
Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Leek
Lettuce Potatoes Avocados
Broccoli Capsicum Mushrooms
Fennel Eggplant Onions
Carrots Sweet corn Zucchini
Tomatoes Parsnip Turnip
Spinach Sweet potato Cucumber
Pumpkin

References

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Date Created: November 30, 2012 Date Modified: April 2, 2013

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