In our line of work, keeping an eye on what fruit is in season at any given time is obviously easy. Our fruit deliveries around Dublin always provide the freshest fruit!
But for most people, it’s difficult to know what fruit matches with what month, and when to get fruit at its ripest.
One of the best tools we’ve come across that solves the problem of finding out what’s in season is this excellent website. Covering both the US and UK across fruit and veg, Eat The Seasons is a must bookmark for any foodie!
For January, when most of us are getting back into a health kick, the most in season foods are as follows:
beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, salsify, shallots, swede, truffles (black), turnips, apples, blood oranges, clementines, kiwi fruit, lemons, oranges, passion fruit, pears, pineapple, pomegranate, rhubarb, satsumas, tangerines.
Lots to choose from there, a nice roasted veg dish with swede, parsnips, spuds and leek would go down well we reckon!
From a fruit point of view, many of you will have gotten blenders for Christmas, so here’s a nice little in season January smoothie to put together!
- 1/2 green apple sliced
- 1 x kiwi fruit sliced
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoon orange juice (or to taste)
- 1 x quarter segment of pineapple
- 1/2 cup ice
- 1/2 cup coconut water (we recommend Vita Coco)
- 1/4 cup natural yoghurt
Throw all the ingredients into a blender and juice, grab a straw and enjoy.
This is really filling, and can be great with a salad for a healthy lunch. Embrace Autumn!
According to the Eat The Seasons site, eating in season is more environmentally friendly, cost effective and most importantly seasonal food is fresher, tastes better and is more nutritious. What more reason to you need!