Fruits and vegetables in season

Health benefits of seasonal fruits and vegetables

Numerous studies showed that seasonality plays a key role in optimizing the antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables. For example, a recent Chinese study have investigated the influence of growing season (summer vs winter) on the synthesis and accumulation of phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties in five grape cultivars. The study showed that both phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties in the skin and seed of winter berries were significantly higher than those of summer berries for all of the cultivars investigated. Finally, to choose seasonal fruits and vegetables also ensures considerable saving of money.

List of fruits and vegetables in season

Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits in Season
Fig. 1 – Fruits in Season

 

 

 

 

 

Fruits and Vegetables: Vegetables in Season
Fig. 2 – Vegetables in Season

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xu C., Zhang Y., Zhu L., Huang Y., and Jiang Lu J. Influence of growing season on phenolic compounds and antioxidant properties of grape berries from vines Grown in Subtropical Climate. J Agric Food Chem 2011:59(4);1078–1086

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