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With food prices and cost of living consistently rising, we are all looking at different ways to save  money. Choosing fruits and vegetables in season not only means you are consuming produce in its freshest state, it also can save you money at the checkout. To make it easy for you, Equalution has rounded up our top in season picks for August!

1. Apples
August marks the peak of apple season in Australia. With the cooler weather in certain regions, apple trees thrive and produce a diverse range of varieties. From classic favourites like Granny Smith and Pink Lady to the sweet and crisp Fuji and Jazz apples, you’ll have no shortage of options to add a juicy and refreshing twist to your salads or enjoy as a simple, nutritious snack.

2. Avocados
Avocado lovers rejoice! August brings an abundant harvest of avocados across many regions in Australia. Packed with healthy fats and fibre, avocados make a fantastic addition to salads, sandwiches, and of course, the ever-popular avocado toast.

A bowl of berries.
  1. Berries
    August is berry bliss in Australia! You’ll find an array of different berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, at their sweetest and juiciest best. These little bursts of flavour are packed with antioxidants, perfect for adding to your morning cereal, blending into smoothies, or baking into delicious and healthy desserts.
  1. Broccoli
    Broccoli, a beloved cruciferous vegetable, is at its peak during August. Rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, broccoli is a nutritious and versatile addition to your meal. Whether steamed, roasted, or stir-fried, this green gem will lend its distinct flavour and crunch to various dishes.
  1. Cauliflower
    Cauliflower also shines in August. With its mild taste and versatile texture, it can be transformed into rice alternatives, pizza crusts, and creamy soups. Its white florets become even more delicious during this season, making it a must-have for your culinary explorations. 
  1. Kiwifruit
    Kiwifruit, packed with vitamin C, fibre and antioxidants, reaches its peak sweetness in August. The vibrant green flesh of this fruit is delightful on its own or added to fruit salads and smoothies, bringing a tangy and refreshing kick to your dishes.
  1. Spinach
    Nutrient-rich spinach is abundant in August, offering a fantastic opportunity to boost your salads, smoothies, and cooked dishes with an extra dose of vitamins and minerals. Easy to cook, it is the perfect addition to a quick, midweek meal.
  1. Sweet Potatoes
    Sweet Potatoes reach their peak sweetness in August, making them a great choice for winter meals.  Whether roasted, mashed, or turned into fries, sweet potatoes add a comforting touch to your dinner table.

August is a time with plenty of great produce to choose from in Australia, as the country’s diverse climate offers a bountiful harvest of seasonal fruits and vegetables. From the crisp crunch of apples to the luscious sweetness of berries and the nutrient-packed goodness of broccoli and spinach, there’s no shortage of healthy and budget friendly options to explore. 

So, head to your local fruit shop or supermarket and pick up a variety of seasonal produce. Your body and bank account will thank you for it.