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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.

dandelion leaves
The tender dandelion leaves can be eaten raw

What’s in season in February

Vegetables

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.

beetroots
Beetroots are one of the seasonal vegetables in February

Fruits

Actinidia (kiwi), orange, tangerine, clementine, lemon, grapefruit, apple, pear, dried fruits.

citru fruits
In February you shouldn’t do without citru fruits.

Fish

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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