Food

Fall Produce Guide:Best Autumn Fruits&Vegetables

a Fruits and vegetables are the most important part of the healthy food pyramid.  Autumn is the season of abundance in fruits and vegetables.  Here we share the most commonly found fruits and vegetables; with the best value in price and flavor for the upcoming season.

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Apples

Apple is the most abundant fruit find in the autumn season.  Although they are easy to find throughout the whole year.  During the autumn you can find the freshly harvested varieties such as Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala and Golden Delicious.

Arugula

One of the most popular green salad addictions is the Arugula leafy green.  Arugula is mainly harvest and grows during the autumn season.

Broccoli

Broccoli, as well as apples, are year-round crop;  also the best taste and price for this vegetable is during the autumn. The taste of the autumn broccoli is different from the broccoli harvested during the other parts of the year. The taste is slightly sharper and sweeter.

Brussell Sprouts

Brussell Sprouts is one of the healthiest vegetables and rich in vitamin C and K and many other nutrients.  In addition, it is mainly harvest during the autumn. They are mainly sold on a stalk that is how they stay fresher for a longer period of time.

Cabbage

Cabbage has a high nutrition value, a lot of vitamins and minerals such as Thiamin, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. It is known that the cabbage gains on sweetness the most when is harvested during the colder period of times such as autumn and winter.

Carrots

Carrot is harvest year round, but some of the specific variety is harvest during the fall and late summer.  Carrot is the best source of Niacin, vitamin K, and vitamin B2.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is harvested also year-round but also as broccoli is the best in flavor when grown in cold and crisp climate from fall until winter.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to be harvested during the summer and late summer, but the most flavorsome types of this vegetable come in early fall.

Figs

This extremely fragrant and flavorsome fruit is very rich in many important nutrients and vitamins such as vitamin A, K, and E and the second crop season(after the first one in summer) comes in fall.

Garlic

Garlic is another year-round vegetable but has the best flavor when harvested during the colder times around fall and early winter.

Leeks

This member of the onion family is very rich in vitamin K and kaempferol, that is a powerful flavonol that fights cancer and other diseases.

Zucchini

Zucchini has a harvest season from summer and late fall usually. This vegetable is very rich in lutein and is extremely low in calories, 100 gr of zucchini contains only 17 grams.

Onions

The main season of this white vegetable is from late summer and fall.Rich in biotin, vitamin B6, and copper is a great addition to many fall kinds of soup and salads.

Parsnips

Parsnip is a vegetable that looks like a carrot, and well known for their nutty flavor.  Moreover, it is usually available through late summer and fall.

Potatoes&Sweet Potatoes

Potatoes and sweet potatoes have a good storage life-shelf, but mostly this type of vegetable is harvested in the fall. Potatoes and sweet potatoes are very rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin A.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins are very good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants such as beta-carotene and are one of the best fall vegetables and the most famous winter squash. You can bake them and top them with honey or any other sweetener.

Spinach

Spinach does have a season and it is usually in the season of fall and summer.Spinach is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, and vitamin C.