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Fruits and vegetables in season by month: February
What does the orchard offer in February? Here is a list of delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables.
February is the best month to begin cleansing the body from toxins accumulated during the winter: let’s start every meal with a detox salad with fennels, leeks and turnips seasoned with extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. At the end of the month, you can collect early small and tender dandelion leaves, delicious if consumed raw.
What’s in season in February
Beetroot, broccoli, artichoke, cardoon, catalogna chicory, carrot, cauliflower, white cabbage, Savoy cabbage, Brussels sprout, chicory, sauerkraut, beet tops, fennel, endive, lettuce, leek, red radicchio, turnip, scorzonera, scorzobianca, spinach, Jerusalem artichoke, valerianella, pumpkin.
Actinidia (kiwi), orange, tangerine, clementine, lemon, grapefruit, apple, pear, dried fruits.
Sole, sea bass, cod, mackerel and sardine are seasonal until the end of February, but some of these species are endangered. For further information check the guide for sustainable fish.
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