5 Springtime Foods to Eat When They're in Season
By Brandi Swieter
Enjoying some fruits and vegetables when they’re actually in season provides far more pleasure than consuming them when they aren’t fully ripe. There are several foods that come into season during springtime that people should wait to eat. Options such as apricots and asparagus are on that list.
Apricots taste great fresh, but they can also be grilled for some added flavor. This springtime fruit goes well on the grill because the smokiness brings out the sweet flavor as well. Apricots are a great source of Vitamin A and are good for the heart. They also contain plenty of fiber and are very diet-friendly.
Asparagus provides plenty of Vitamin K and has lots of fiber. It works to nourish the digestive tract and keep things running smoothly. Cook it on the grill with some seasonings for some added taste. It goes great with a spring dinner enjoyed outdoors. Asparagus also has some anti-inflammatory properties that can ease inflammation and pain in the body.
An avocado soup or avocado and pineapple salsa would each make great recipes for the spring season. Avocados are extremely nutritious, providing more potassium than bananas and heart-healthy fats that keep bad cholesterol levels low. With the spring season here, more and more people should enjoy this green vegetable-like fruit as often as they can.
Mangoes are an excellent fruit to enjoy in the spring. Mango salsa is a delicious option for anyone looking to add some sweetness to their usually spicy dish. This fruit contains many antioxidants that work to fight off cancer, particularly colon, breast, and prostate cancers. It also helps to keep the skin clear, which many people are ready to do when the warm weather hits and they tend to go out more often.
Rhubarb is usually made into pie, which is a popular spring dessert. There are healthy ways to eat the vegetable (yes, vegetable) as well, including a sauteed salmon with rhubarb marmalade. Most people are unaware of just how beneficial rhubarb can be. The vegetable is packed with fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, making it a healthy choice for more occasions.
These five fruits and vegetables taste the best when consumed in the spring. This is when they’ll have the best flavor. Enjoy all of them as soon as, and as often as, possible before the next set of crops comes into season.
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