Spring is in the air, and fresh produce is abundant this spring season. Choosing to buy seasonal produce is not only more cost-effective but it also it better for your body. Consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables ensures that you are receiving all of the health benefits during the peak of its season. We encourage you to eat seasonally, so here are a few of our favorite April fruits and vegetables.
While beets are traditionally known for being on a salad bar, beets are know being recognized for their health benefits. Whether it’s roasted in salads or freshly juiced, beets provide nutrients that are not found in any other vegetables. Beets are rich in B vitamins, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, and potassium.
Oranges are a bountiful citrus fruit that is popular in both the spring and winter months. Oranges are known for being high in vitamin C, but they are also a good source of fiber. Simply by drinking a glass of OJ daily, you will be receiving a percentage of your daily vitamin C.
Strawberry season is in full swing, which means berries are at their prime. Not only are they their sweetest and cheapest during April, they are also a great source of vitamin C and folate.
Peas may seem like an ordinary vegetable, but these green pods are actually full of vitamins and minerals. Simply by consuming peas raw or cooked, you can absorb vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and dietary fiber.
Spinach has become one of the most popular greens and for good reason. Spinach is high in dietary fiber, high in vitamin C and A, a good source of iron and magnesium. Whether it's in salads, sautéed, or blended, spinach is a spring super food.
These 5 fruits and vegetables will be a great addition to your healthy diet during the spring. Be sure to pick up some fresh spring produce and enjoy the health benefits of eating seasonally.