With a new month comes an updated list of produce that are in season! As has been mention in similar articles eating seasonal produce is an excellent way to fortify you immune system, and maintain your overall health! After all we truly are what we eat. Here are a list of foods to look out for in the month of February, quite a few are the same as January but I decided to make the lists a little more detailed.
- Apples: more specifically Pink Lady, Braeburn and Gala
- Bananas: An excellent source of Potassium as we all know and rather filling. I great on the go snack.
- Citrus: February is one of the months in which nearly all citrus fruits are in season! It also happens to be the start of the season for Valencia oranges.
- Persimmons: not everyone’s favorite fruit but it does pack a nutritional punch. They happen to be an excellent source of vitamin A and C, fiber, vitamin B6, Potassium and the mineral manganese.
- Pomegranate: This jewel of a fruit is rich with antioxidants, which are important for preventing cell damage.
- Broccoli: There is a good reason why our parents always wanted us to eat this. Broccoli contains fiber, protein, iron, potassium calcium selenium, magnesium, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, E, K, and B. Overall quite the heavy lifter when it comes to nutritional foods.
- Cabbage: This guy surprisingly contains anti-inflammatory properties, and vitamin C. Additionally it has proven to lower cholesterol.
- Collard greens: This vegetable contains vitamin A, C, K, B-6, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium.
- Kale: Kale is another food with antioxidants! But it also includes Vitamins A, K, B6, and C, along with potassium, copper, and manganese. A quick note about this though is that your body absorbs all these nutrients a lot better when Kale is cooked.
- Parsnips: We have another antioxidant supplier with this root, it is also great for the immune system with vitamin C, K, and Folate.
- Potatoes: I know that these guys get a bad rep for being a starch but they also contain antioxidants! In addition to being delicious.
- Rutabaga: these guys are like the forgotten cousin of the parsnip. They are high in antioxidants, and are an excellent source of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 and folate.
- Sweet potatoes: these tasty roots are full of fiber and great for your gut.
- Winter squash: these guys have high levels of alpha-carotene and beta-carotene (which converts in to vitamin A). They are also a great source of vitamin C and are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.