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Seasonal Produce for Autumn

Posted in Nutrition @ May 23rd 2012 8:35am - By Exclusively You - Sally Boyer

Let’s celebrate the foods that are in season because that is when you get the most flavor, nutritional value and affordability! For the greatest freshness, look for foods that are locally grown and are in season.

Challenge yourself to design your autumn menus from this list and alternate what you purchase each week—this will help you to achieve a good mixture of fresh produce. Variety is the core secret for great nutrition!

Fruits -apple - banana - cumquat -custard apple - feijoa - fig - grapes - guava - honeydew - kiwifruit -lemon - lime - mandarin - mango - mangosteen - nashi - nuts - papaya – passion fruit - peach - pear - persimmon - plum - pomegranate - quince - rhubarb - rockmelon - tamarillo - valencia orange

Vegetables - asian greens - avocado - beetroot - borlotti beans - broccoli – brussel sprouts - beans - cabbage - capsicum - carrot - cauliflower - celery - cucumber - eggplant - fennel - leek - lettuce - onion - parsnip - peas - potato - pumpkin - silverbeet - spinach - squash - swede - sweet potato – sweet corn - tomato - turnip – mushrooms.

In Autumn, as the temperature starts to cool down, turn toward the more warming, autumn harvest foods and recipes including carrot, sweet potato, onions and garlic used in soups and casseroles or classic roasts. Emphasize the more warming spices and seasonings including ginger, peppercorns and mustard seeds. Try our soup recipe which will leave you feeling warm and satisfied this season!


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