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Aussie & NZ Spring Fruit and Vegetable Guide

by Peita Pini | October 12, 2016
Aussie & NZ Spring Fruit and Vegetable Guide

Did you know that during the springtime the abundance of leafy greens help us alkalize, detox and loose some extra pounds after a long winter of heavier foods? Mother Nature knows what's right for your body so next time you're heading out to purchase fresh produce, it's important to know what is in season.

Knowing what is best eaten in Spring makes a huge impact on the environment and your wallet – this can lead to eating locally grown produce rather than relying on off season fruit and vegetables being trucked and flown to your area. Below is a list of Aussie Spring fruits and veggies that you should try to pack your trolley with next time you're out shopping..

Fruit;

  • banana
  • blood orange
  • cherry
  • cumquat
  • grapefruit
  • honeydew
  • lemon
  • loquat
  • lychee
  • mandarin
  • mango
  • papaya
  • pineapple
  • rhubarb
  • rockmelon
  • seville orange
  • strawberry
  • tangelo
  • valencia orange
  • watermelon

Veggies;

  • artichoke
  • asparagus
  • avocado
  • beans
  • broad beans
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • cucumber
  • leek
  • lettuce
  • peas
  • potato
  • silverbeet
  • snow peas
  • spinach
  • sugar snap peas
  • sweetcorn
  • tomato
  • zucchini

There are several great benefits to buying fruit and veggies that are in season. Benefits range from nutritional value, reduction in pesticides, flavour, freshness, sustaniability and saving money... for the full article on the best reasons to eat in season fruit and veggies, check out my previous blog '10 great reasons to eat Fruit and Veggies that are in season'... and Happy Swagging!


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