Winter: Seasonal fruits and vegetables

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Winter: Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Seasonal fruits and vegetables are those 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 helps to support local farmers and producers, reduces damage to the environment and is more economical.

Winter begins in June and runs through August. These winter vegetables are great in soups to warm you up on a cold winter’s day and warm stewed apples, pears and rhubarb are the perfect winter warmer dessert.

Over these months the best fruits to buy include:

Grapefruit Rhubarb Apples
Kiwi fruit Quince Custard apples
Pears Lemons Passionfruit
Limes Oranges Mandarins

Winter vegetables consist of:

Beetroot Turnip Onions
Avocados Sweet potato Broccoli
Leeks Brussels sprouts Potatoes
Swede Cabbage Olives
Spinach Fennel Carrot
Silverbeet Cauliflower Parsnip
Celeriac Pumpkin Celery

 

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Date Created: November 30, 2012 Date Modified: July 26, 2013

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