Can you believe it’s already Autumn?! That means it’s time for a ‘What’s in Season’ post. Something we pride ourselves on at The Organic Place is providing fresh, quality fruit and vegetables (that are of course all certified organic!) This means we select from what is currently in season. Here are some of the fruits and vegetables you can expect to be available during Autumn along their benefits and some interesting facts!
Apples: A good source of dietary fibre, vitamin C and potassium. Organic apples have been more effective in keeping people awake than coffee. Apparently, it is due to the natural acidity and because sugar in the apple will be slowly released in your system.
Bananas: A good source of vitamins C and B6, cholesterol-lowering dietary fibre and potassium. Bananas provide complex carbohydrates and energy, with a medium banana providing 370kJ and are also a great source of folate, with a medium banana yielding approximately 12% of the recommended daily intake.
Broccoli: Boosts the immune system, fights heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Helps to promote healthy bones and eye sight.
Cabbage: Cabbage is an abundant source of Vitamin C. You might be surprised to know that it is actually richer in vitamin C than oranges, which is traditionally considered the “best” source of that vital nutrient. Useful in the treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Capsicum: Contains high amounts of vitamin C and A. Provides relief from ulcers, psoriasis menopausal problems and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and may also provide relief in pain related to arthritis.
Grapes: Treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and the prevention of cataracts. They are a rich source of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.
Kiwifruit: A rich source of vitamin C vitamin K and vitamin E. It is also and a good source of dietary fibre.
Leeks: A good source of vitamin C and iron. They make a great addition to stews, casseroles, soups and stir-fries.
Oranges: Well known for being a great source of Vitamin C and fibre. Promotes healthy bones and teeth, and helps to lower cholesterol.
Pears: Rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids and dietary fibre, fat-free and cholesterol-free. Can assist with weight loss and reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, in accordance with an overall healthy diet.
Passionfruit: Rich in vitamin C and iron. Helps to reduce anxiety, stress, asthma and promote good eye health.
Silverbeet: A great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, iron and calcium.
Spinach: A good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A and folic acid. Contains vitamin B2, B6 and is low in sodium.
Zucchini: Well known to reduce weight, yet holding the nutrient value of your diet. Moreover, it helps to promote eye health, and prevent all the diseases that occur from vitamin C deficiency like scurvy, sclerosis, bruising etc. It helps to cure asthma and has high content of vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and fiber. Zucchini contains worthy quantities of potassium, folate, and vitamin A.
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What’s your favourite Autumn fruit and veg?