Fruits and vegetables in season by month: October

Mushrooms, chestnuts, pomegranates and grapes are only some of the foods in season in October. Here’s the list to buy and eat sustainably this month.

To us, October means mushrooms. We suggest an original and elegant recipe: boletus salad with dill. Serve it as a starter with rye bread. Preparation is simple: just sliced fresh mushrooms with fresh dill, chives, extra virgin olive oil and salt, garnished with a few pomegranate grains. Another food that ripens in October is the winter cherry, which is rich in vitamin C. Try it with dark chocolate: a real delicacy.

winter cherries october groceries
Winter cherries are a seasonal fruit in October rich in vitamin C.

Fruits and vegetables in season in October

Vegetables: chard, cauliflower, white cabbage, Savoy cabbage, chicory, onion, beet tops, bean, mushroom, endive, lettuce, potato, pea, leek, radicchio, horseradish, turnip, radish, rocket, scorzonera, celery, celeriac, spinach, Jerusalem artichokes, valerianella, pumpkin.

pumpkin october
Pumpkin is one of the delicious vegetables you can find in October

Fruits: persimmon, chestnut, apple, pomegranate, fig, plum, grape, prickly pear, pineapple, winter cherry, banana, carob, sorb, arbutus.

chestnut low in calorie
Chestnuts are a low-in-calorie autumnal fruit

Seasonal fish

Fish: mullet, sea bream, sardine. Tuna and cob are endangered species and we don’t recommend them. Consult the guide to sustainable fish.

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