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Fruits and vegetables in season by month: January
What fruits and vegetables are in season in Winter? January means citrus fruits, the best source of vitamin C during cold days. Here’s the list of all seasonal foods to eat and buy this month.
January is the month of citrus fruits, the best source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids that help us strengthen the immune system and prevent seasonal ailments. To better absorb their active ingredients, citrus fruits should be eaten whole (don’t eat the peel unless it’s from certified organic farming, otherwise we’ll most probably eat pesticides). Other allies against cold are dried fruits, which are nutritious and energizing as well as excellent ingredients to prepare savoury and light sweets.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
Vegetables: beetroot, broccoli, artichoke, cardoon, 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.
Fruits: kiwi, orange, tangerine, clementine, lemon, grapefruit, apple, pear, dried fruits (fig, plum, raisin, date, apricot, among others).
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