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Fruits and vegetables in season by month: December

December means Winter holidays and feasts. To not exagerate with food, here’s a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables to eat and buy in December.

In December, the month enlivened by Christmas feasts, temptations and delicacies are just around the corner. As it’s so easy to exaggerate with food, we’d like to suggest an alternative, seasonal, savoury and easy-to-prepare Christmas menu: broccoli and avocado salad, sole fillet with tangerine, Jerusalem artichoke and pumpkin quiche, pandoro with orange mousse and almonds.

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Vegetables

Beetroot, broccoli, artichoke, chard, carrot, cauliflower, white cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Brussels sprout, chicory, sauerkraut, beet tops, fennel, endive, leek, radicchio, horseradish, turnip, radish, celery, celeriac, spinach, scorzobianca and scorzonera, Jerusalem artichokes, valerianella, pumpkin.

mandarin
Mandarins and clementines are sweet fruits rich in vitamins and vibres

Fruits

Kiwi, orange, persimmon, lemon, mandarin, clementine, apple, quince, pear, medlar, grapefruit, nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds).

Fish

Grey mullet, cod, sole, sea bass, sardine, red mullet. However, remember that many fish species are endangered in the Mediterranean and North Sea; let’s find out about them in the guide for sustainable fishing before choosing them.

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