With summer ending, we unfortunately have to say goodbye to some of our favourite fruits. Mangoes, watermelons, melons and papayas are just some of the fruits whose harvest comes to an end. Sure, there are some places where these fruits can be grown all year round, but the flavour and nutritional value of locally grown fruits is unbeatable. However, please do not be disheartened because autumn brings with itself its own unique flavours and fruits which are as healthy and nutritious as they are delicious. Today, we’ll be talking about the autumn fruits which you should be eating.
What can be said about apples that hasn’t already been said? Apples are an autumn favourite. They are sweet, crunchy, easy to eat and convenient to carry around as they don’t make a mess. Plus, the health benefits of apples are immense. Like they say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Oh! And did we mention that the sheer variety of apples is such, that even if you eat an apple a day, you won’t get tired and bored of eating it.
Keep blood cholesterol under control? Check. Pears are at their peak during the autumn season. They are sweet, delicious and provide a source of fiber which the body needs. Like all other fruits, they can also be incorporated into various recipes.
Red and delicious. The bright red colour of the cranberries makes it all the more appealing and gives away its high nutritional value. Cranberries can be eaten raw or dried as well as a part of a recipe. You can mix them with fresh cream or maybe even as a part of the flavouring for a cheesecake.
Once you get through the process of peeling off the skin, pomegranates become an instant taste-bud titillating fruit which provides numerous health benefits. The level of antioxidants in pomegranates as well as the vitamin C content is very high. Just like the other fruits in the list above, it can also be used to garnish various other recipes to make them taste better.
While majority of the population relates pumpkins with Halloween decorations, that is not the only thing they are good at. The bright orange colour is a huge indication that pumpkins are packed with antioxidants as well as vitamin C. Even the seeds of pumpkins are full of nutritional value ranking second only to peanuts in their protein content.
Fig is the fruit which is usually ignored. Figs are a product of the ficus tree and they have a uniquely sweet, soft and chewy texture. These are usually dried to preserve them because they do not have a long shelf life. Figs are high in fiber as well as a great source ofvarious antioxidants and minerals.
Dates are a middle eastern delicacy. They are a part of various desserts and can also be eaten by themselves. Having high fiber and potassium, they are very good for the digestive system and general health.
Kiwi has more vitamin C than even orange. It has a yummy tangy flavour and if you want to add a tropical twist to any of your recipes, kiwi is the way to go.
Visit our stores for a large variety of the season’s freshest produce, and celebrate autumn with these special, colorful and delicious fruits.