Fresh seasonal vegetables are the nature’s gift to us and provided in plentitude. Buying seasonal vegetables and eating them is a great way to promote good health in most inexpensive manner. Besides meeting our nutritional needs, eating seasonal vegetables controls blood cholesterol, blood pressure, reduces obesity and heart disease, keeping diabetes away.
Moreover, the price of seasonal vegetables is lower too, especially if bought form the local market. Always buy locally grown, fresh seasonal vegetables as it greatly reduces the environmental cost, besides supporting local farmers too.
Go through the following seasonal vegetable guide:
Spring seasonal vegetables (MARCH - MAY):
Broccoli, watercress and asparagus are so welcome at this time of year. Chicory, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach and Spring Onions are also greatly relished in these months.
Autumn seasonal vegetables (SEP - NOV):
Everybody looks forward to the soups and stews which is such a part of autumn. So, when the weather turns chilly, enjoy making the most of the seasonal healthy vegetables. The winter salads are so full of crispness and flavor and most vegetable can be used to make soups.
Some of the seasonal vegetable of this time are :Aubergine, Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Courgettes, Cucumbers, French beans, Herbs, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Peas, Pumpkin, Radishes, Red cabbage, Sweetcorn, Turnip, Watercress.
Summer seasonal vegetables (JUNE - AUG):
The summer seasonal vegetables are here only for a short while. So make the most of them. These vegetables taste excellent when cooked lightly or eaten raw, in light dressings. Go for cold soups and salads.
Keep your eyes open for Asparagus, Aubergine, Broad beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumbers, Leeks, Lettuce, Peppers, Radishes, Spinach and Tomatoes.
Winter seasonal vegetables (NOV - FEB) :
Fine, fresh green vegetables are the stalwarts of the winter months. The soft, tender vegetables of the past season are long gone. What you find are Pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, parsnips, plus less common varieties, like Jerusalem artichokes. Make the most of these fresh seasonal vegetables.
The seasonal vegetable list given in this article will go a long way to help you get familiar with the seasonal vegetables and make the most of them.