Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables: June shopping

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June fruit and vegetables. What can we find on the market stalls this month? Let's see together the spending in June

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The beautiful summer season, which enters exactly on the 21st day of June, gives variety and colors to the table.





Lighter and more nutritious than the winter one, the fruit and vegetables we consume in this period not only gratify our palate for its sweetness and freshness, but it helps us to maintain the right level of hydration in our body, thanks to its high level of hydration. water content.

So let's see what we can find on the market stalls in this month of June, when it will certainly not be too difficult to respect the rule of "consumption of fruit and vegetables only in season".

Index

VEGETABLES

Zucchini

Undisputed queens of delicious recipes typical of this season, the zucchini with their flower excellent for the preparation of tasty stuffed pancakes, with a light flavor thanks to the high water content they are an abundant source of folate, potassium, and vitamins A and C. From the very low caloric value, zucchini also contain carotenoids which guarantee a strong antitumor action. But that's not enough, make a feast of it before exposing yourself to the sun as this vegetable with a slightly elongated shape (although it can also be found in a round shape) will guarantee you a perfect tan while keeping your skin always young. Do you want an alternative way to cook them? Try to do it with the sun ..

Melanzane

With a creamy consistency, eggplant it absolutely cannot be eaten raw as, due to the solanine it contains, it is particularly toxic. The eggplant despite being a vegetable, and therefore low in fat, has the characteristic of absorbing them especially if cooked with oil, while at the same time allowing the preparation of very rich and tasty dishes. A good source of fiber and folic acid, eggplant has antioxidant properties. Unfortunately, however, it is easily damaged so it is good practice to handle it with care and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days at the most.



Green Beans

I green beans, that is the immature pods of the bean, however, have very different properties from legumes, and for these characteristics they are much more similar to vegetables. In fact, they contain very few calories, few carbohydrates and the same thing goes for proteins. Rich in mineral salts, fibers, Vitamin A and potassium, they are recommended for people suffering from constipation. Thanks to their fresh flavor they are excellent if consumed at room temperature with oil, salt, garlic and basil. When cooking them, be careful not to abuse them with water, in fact they could lose all their nutritional properties

And again in your vegetable basket for this month you could put:

  • asparagus
  • chicory
  • rocket salad
  • lettuce
  • radishes
  • rhubarb
  • new potatoes
  • Fava beans
  • beets
  • carrots
  • celery
  • peas

FRUIT

apricots

 

Protagonists of the very rich June fruit salad, apricots with a fragrant consistency and a very sweet taste, they are the allies of the tan. From easy deterioration, they must be consumed in no time from the moment of purchase. Rich in Vitamin B, C, PP, carotenoids and above all Vitamin A essential for our skin, hair and nails. Not only that, this orange-colored live fruit has a high content of magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium. Precisely because of these nutritional properties, apricot should be the main ingredient of those suffering from anemia during the summer. It is a good laxative so be careful not to abuse it when it is overripe.And for those who want to try their hand at cooking, what better breakfast than an excellent homemade apricot jam?



Pesche

From the many varieties yellow, white, with or without hair fishing it is a particularly fragrant fruit, sweet, fleshy and very refreshing thanks to the abundant quantity of water it contains. One of the summer fruits par excellence, peach has a low calorie content and therefore can be part of any diet. Diuretic, laxative and purifying, peaches have a good content of Vitamin A and C, but like all fruit it is best to consume them at the end of a meal so as not to slow down digestion. Peaches in syrup or transformed into soft jam can help us to face the next winter in the best possible way.

Throughout the month of June we can still find:

  • strawberries
  • Kiwi
  • pears
  • cherries
  • medlar
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