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
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!
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
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.
Pineapples are fat free, sodium free, and packed with vitamin C.
Tip: Eat your pineapple as soon as possible!
5. Snow Peas
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!