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5 Fruits and Veggies to Eat this Spring

5 Fruits and Veggies to Eat this Spring

Apr 1, 2015

You just can’t beat fresh produce! With the arrival of spring and warmer weather comes a whole new crop of in-season fruits and vegetables. Which ones should you stock up on in April and May?

1. Purple Asparagus 

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Purple asparagus is fat free and an excellent source of vitamin C.

Tip: Wrap stalks in wet paper in a plastic bag to keep fresh in the fridge for up to 4 days!

2. Honeydew

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Honeydew is completely free of saturated fat and cholesterol, not to mention a great vitamin C source.

Tip: When buying honeydew, pick ones that have a waxy surface, not fuzzy.

3. Butter Lettuce

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With its slightly sweet taste, butter lettuce is a great source of vitamin A and is sodium free.

Tip: Store washed and dried butter lettuce in the refrigerator in its original container.

4. Pineapple

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Pineapples are fat free, sodium free, and packed with vitamin C.

Tip: Eat your pineapple as soon as possible!

5. Snow Peas

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Looking for iron and manganese? Look no further than snow peas!

Tip: When at the store, look for snow peas that are flat and shiny.

 

For a more complete list of fruits and vegetables that are in season for spring, visit this website: http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/whats-in-season-spring 

 

Where do you go to find the fresh produce? Share your best finds on your fruits and veggies list on emazeMe

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