FOOD, NUTRITION 15th November 2017

Get Fresh for Fall:
What’s in season right now

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I have a request: next time you’re at the supermarket, look for berries, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, and corn, then, turn the other way. These foods have no business being in your grocery cart, or your diet this time of year.

Fruits and vegetables are seasonal, and you should eat based on their availability. Following this approach provides your body with the most nutrients and taste. But thanks to globalization and technology, we no longer know what’s in or out of season.

It is now perfectly normal for a New Yorker to eat asparagus from South America, in the middle of November, even though asparagus is grown domestically, from February to June. Choosing to consume a nutritionally deficient crop that has travelled over several weeks before hitting your local produce aisle, is arguably no better for you than certain processed foods (yes, I said it!).

To help you choose wisely, here’s a list of fruits and vegetables to eat during the fall.

Apples

Artichoke

Bell peppers

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Butter Lettuce

Butternut Squash

Cauliflower

Collard greens

Cranberries (this is the exception to berries)

Kale

Kiwi fruit

Mushrooms

Pears

Plums

Passion fruit

Pomegranate

Pumpkin

Radish

Spinach

Sweet potatoes

Swiss chard

Tangerines

Turnips

For a comprehensive list and what’s local to you, check out: eattheseasons.com

As always, pushing for health.