Winter not only brings with it a change in weather but also a shift in the availability of fresh produce. As the temperatures drop, certain fruits and vegetables come into season, providing us with an opportunity to consume foods that are not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. Eating foods that are in season has a range of benefits, like supporting local farmers and reducing our carbon footprint to being a more affordable choice than foods that are not in season and are being imported. We’ve teamed up with Endeavour College of Natural Health to explore the foods that are in season this winter in Australia and the benefits of incorporating seasonal foods into our diet.
Rug up, get the fire started, and have a read through our guide to the fruit, veg, herbs and spices that are in season this winter.
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Whilst Winter may see a decrease in the variety of fruits that are available, there are still plenty of different varieties to choose from and reach your daily fruit goals. Vitamin C rich citrus fruits are some of our favourite winter fruits as they not only taste great but help to ward of those nasty winter colds.
Here’s a list of fruits available during the cold winter months
Apple | Avocado | Cumquat | Custard apple | Feijoa | Grapefruit | Kiwi fruit | Lemon | Lime | Mandarin | Nashi | Orange | Pear | Persimmon | Pineapple | Quince | Rhubarb | Tamarillo | Tangelo
Check out a few of our favourite Equalution meals packed with Winter friendly fruits
- Warm Apple Turnover
- Spiced Pear & Vanilla Oats
- Caramel Pear Crumble
- Apple Pie Granola
Root vegetables and anything orange-coloured takes centre stage during the colder months, but it doesn’t stop there! We love winter vegetables to bulk out salads, for soups, casseroles and curries. These are some of the vegetables in season during Winter.
Asian greens | Broccoli | Broccolini | Broad beans | Brussels sprouts | Cabbage | Capsicum | Carrot | Cauliflower | Celeriac | Celery | Chokos | Cucumbers | Eggplant | Fennel | Horseradish | Kale | Kohlrabi | Leek | Mushrooms | Okra | Onion | Parsnip | Potato | Pumpkin | Radish | Shallot | Silverbeet | Spinach | Swede | Sweet potato | Turnip
Try out some of our winter warming recipes packed with seasonal vegetables
- Homemade Pumpkin & Red Lentil Soup
- Mexican Loaded Sweet Potato
- Tuscan Vegetable & Bean Soup
- Spicy Chicken & Pumpkin Pasta
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are a great way to add extra flavour to your dishes and whilst fresh herbs aren’t as abundant in Winter there is always the option to add dried herbs to boost your dishes. Rosemary, parsley and oregano are some of the more common herbs available during winter.
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