Seasonal Spring Food for Health and Taste
Birds are chirping and the weather is getting warmer – it’s finally spring! One thing spring is known for is the bountiful harvest. Fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant this season. Keep reading for a list of 20 spring fruits and vegetables that benefit your health.
20 Spring Fruits and Vegetables
- Apricot: This sweet, juicy fruit is low fat, cholesterol-free and an excellent source of vitamins A and C.
- Artichoke: Whether in a dip with some spinach or roasted on their own, artichokes offer a good source of folate, magnesium and dietary fiber.
- Asparagus: Asparagus is a perfect side dish simply roasted with olive oil, salt and pepper. These veggies are fat-free and high in folate.
- Broccoli: Broccoli has a reputation as a superfood, meaning it is low in calories and high in vitamins and antioxidants.
- Brussels Sprouts: Brussel sprouts, when properly prepared, are a nutty, full-flavored delight to add to your dish and are packed with vitamins and minerals.
- Carrot: This crunchy vegetable is known to help eyesight, but it also is linked to a reduced risk of cancer and heart disease.
- Cherry: Cherries, especially those that are tart, are an antioxidant-packed way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Grapefruit: It’s been said that grapefruit is one of the best foods to have for breakfast, and it can help boost your immune system first thing in the day.
- Green Beans: Green beans are low in calories and a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
- Honeydew: This sweet fruit is packed with natural sugars that will fuel your cells throughout the day.
- Jackfruit: While un-ripened jackfruit has a neutral taste and meat-like texture, ripened it tastes like a sweet apple, pineapple, mango and banana combo. Jackfruit is a good source of fiber, vitamin B12, copper, magnesium and potassium.
- Lemon: Lemons and lemon juice are an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C and fiber.
- Mango: Studies link mango to health benefits such as improved immunity, digestive health and eyesight.
- Orange: Oranges are a good source of dietary fiber and high in vitamin C.
- Peas: Peas are a popular vegetable and are a good source of vitamin A, folate and dietary fiber.
- Pineapple: This tropical fruit is full of antioxidants and offers impressive health benefits, including reducing the risk of cancer and boosting immunity.
- Radish: Radishes offer a crisp, peppery taste to your dish and helps to lower your blood pressure.
- Rhubarb: Rhubarb is fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in calories.
- Spinach: This leafy green vegetable can be added to a salad or smoothie and is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins A and C, iron and folate.
- Strawberry: Strawberries are high in vitamin C and folate. This fruit is known for its bright red color, juicy texture and sweetness.
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