3 OCTOBER, 2013

Seasonal fruits and vegetables: October

Fruits and vegetables during the year

Consuming them is a “must,” but admittedly, fruits and vegetables almost never make it into a person’s “Top 3 Favorite Foods” list. Yet, they are invaluable to our health, especially when the fruits and vegetables are consumed during their season. So, how do we know which season is the right one to eat which fruits and vegetables?

At Horio, we decided to share, each month, which fruits and vegetables are best to have in our pantry. First, let’s take a look at why it is important to choose produce while they are in season.

Why prefer seasonal fruits and vegetables?

Let’s start from the beginning: What differentiates seasonal fruits and vegetables from the rest, making them a much better choice?

With good health as our main objective, consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables is better than eating out-of-season produce for the following reasons:

  • Simply put, they are fresh and taste better!
  • Seasonal produce is produced with fewer pesticides than out-of-season fruits and veggies
  • The vitamins and nutrients content of in-season produce is maximized
  • The ingredients with which they supply our body are appropriate to the season and cover our physical needs of the season. For instance, summer fruits are much more watery than winter fruits, thus addressing the body’s need for hydration during the high temperatures of the summer months. On the contrary, winter fruits are rich in vitamins such as Vitamin C, so as to better fortify our body against germs and viruses.

October’s harvest

Now that we know why we should opt for seasonal produce, let’s see which fruits and vegetables are “the fruits and vegetables of the month”- Fresh in October, those currently on super market shelves and the farmer’s markets’ stands, as well as, the last chance produce, which are at the end of their season and which we know that if we don’t take them home today, we’ll have to wait until our next meeting, months later:

Fresh in October

Fruits

Vegetables

Kiwi

Artichoke

Lotus

Cauliflower

Mandarin

Brussels sprouts

Orange

Broccoli

 

Leek

 

Rapa

 

Nettle

On shelves

Fruits

Vegetables

Quince

Lemon

Grape

Pumpkin

Pomegranate

Pepper

 

Radish

 

Spinach

 

Green beans

 

Fenchel

 

Bitter chicory

 

Black mustard

End of season

Fruits

Vegetables

Melon

cucumber

Peach

Zucchini

Prickly pear

Eggplant

 

Rocket

 

Tomato

October’s recipes

We learned about its harvest period, we put them in our basket- now it’s time for cooking! October’s fresh fruits and vegetables are probably the ideal motive to get us into the kitchen, recall familiar flavors and experiment with new culinary creations- along with our fantasy and the valuable help of Horio! Not only through our favorite Horio products, but also with its delicious recipes – so our home is brimming with aromas and our everyday life brimming with even more taste!

We collected the recipes using October seasonal fruits and vegetables from our website and put them all together for you! Horio’s tasty October recipes, make each day taste a little better than the last:

Give them a place at your table during this month of the year! And send us your own favorite recipes based on October’s fresh fruits and vegetables!




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