by: Jen

Choosing fruits and vegetables that are in season, gives you the freshest, best quality at the best value for money. Everyone should be aiming to get their 5 a day – fruit and veg are packed with vitamins and minerals. Particularly coming into the winter months vitamins such as vitamin A, B6, B12 and C all support a healthy immune system.  So pop down to your local supermarket or farmers market and pick up some of these seasonal fruit and veg.

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mangetout
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Swede
  • Turnip
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Apple (cooking and eating)

 For great seasonal recipes have a look at these:

http://www.aptaclub.ie/recipes/leek-and-potato-soup/

http://www.aptaclub.ie/recipes/baked-potato-with-tuna-and-cheese/

http://www.aptaclub.ie/recipes/beef-casserole/

And for more information on what’s in season and the benefits of these fruit and veg visit www.bestinseason.ie.