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Have a craving for fresh produce but not sure what’s in season in February?
From radishes and fennel to parsnips and sweet potatoes, you’ll have no trouble finding delicious eats in February.
Among them are Citrus, that offer that burst of color, flavor and energy we all need during the winter.
Enjoy lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit fresh or made into juices, salad dressings, healthy desserts and decadent treats.
There are many citrus we could talk about, but today we are going to point out Limes.
This incredible citrus fruit may seem pretty ordinary, but it’s actually a powerhouse of nutrition. Bursting with both vitamin C and antioxidants, limes — like lemons — possess a powerful set of health benefits.
In fact, limes may be able to help amp up weight loss, enhance immunity, boost iron absorption, prevent kidney stones, improve heart health and even fight off cancer.
Best of all, this fruit is widely available and easy to add into your diet, making it the perfect way to give your health an easy upgrade with minimal effort required.
Lab research has shown that compounds in limes, and all citrus fruits called limonoids, can help fight lung, breast, stomach and colon, skin, and mouth cancers. The interesting factor regarding this compound is that limonin glucoside, which is easily digested, can attach itself to sugar molecules and neutralize the negative effects of the sugar, while at the same time having the capacity to last much longer in the body – up to 24 hours in lab tests – whereas the phenols that come from chocolate and green tea only stay active for four to six hours.
Limes are great to cook with. And that’s what we are going to tell you about in a short while.
In the meantime, and since we are talking about February’s what’s in season, here’s for your knowledge: