What’s in season for September?

It’s amazing how time flyes. We’re already in September. Many of you said goodbye to August and to vacation, some of you are already thinking about “back to school”, and surely you are all already dreaming of next Summer, aren’t you?

One of the things that’s great about September is that it’s the month of “new” without all the hoopla. New season. New school. New clothes. So try a new fruit or vegetable. 

Eat local and eat produce that’s in season. Not only is it good for your body, but also eating fruits and vegetables in season means more money saved, more nutrients, more flavor, and more variety.

September vegetables & fruits
September vegetables & fruits

Apples

This fruit is a great source of antioxidant and anti-cancer agents. Pectin, mostly contained in the core and skin, lowers cholesterol levels in the blood. Scientists discovered that eating a whole apple has a more positive effect on our body than exclusively taking in the active ingredient. This because pectin’s effect combines with vitamin C and the other substances contained in the fruit, including the aroma. The beneficial ingredients of apples are mostly found in its skin: so, choose organic apples and don’t remove the skin.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Grapes

Their amount of sugar, 150 grams per kilo, shouldn’t worry you: this includes glucose and levulose, two types of sugar that can be directly assimilated and are also suitable, in small amounts, even to people who suffer from diabetes. This fruit is high in vitamins A and B1, it contains vitamin PP and C and a lot of mineral salts including manganese, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and sodium. It stimulates the hepatic action, detoxifies and mineralises the body and tackles anaemia. By chewing a grape with its seeds you will benefit of the effects of a natural anticholesterol.

Wonderful grapes
Wonderful grapes

Mushrooms

They are fat free and low in calories, cuitable for those who follow a hypocaloric diet. They contain phosphorus, potassium, selenium, magnesium, group B vitamins and some antioxidants. They are considered beneficial for the immune system because they maintain a high level of antibodies in the body.

Beautiful and nutricious mushrooms
Beautiful and nutricious mushrooms

Beans

They are nutritious legumes rich in vitamin A, B, C, and E as well as potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and lecithin, which promotes fat burning, avoiding its accumulation in the blood. All the varieties of beans contain fiber. They are a great source of proteins and an excellent alternative to meat, mostly with cereals.

beans
Beans are amazing!

During the month we’ll give you delicious recipes made with these or other seasonal ingredients of the month.

See you in the kitchen!!! 🙂

 

 

 

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