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What Produce Is In Season In February? Fresh Fruits & Veggies
What Produce Is In Season in February
Eating fruits and veggies that are in season for the time of year is one of the best things you can do for both your health and your wallet. But how to know what produce is in season?
Veggies that are in season have higher nutritional value, can be bought from local farms, and are so much fresher than vegetables that are out of season. Veggies that are not in season where you live are shipped from other areas of the world or your country where they are growing.
But this can mean your produce is sitting in a plane or truck for days, even up to weeks! By the time you pick it up in the grocery store it is far past is freshness and optimal nutritional value.
In this post, we will take a peek are the veggies that are in season for this month and some easy ways to use them in your meals during the week.
Brussel sprouts are a delicious, versatile, and inexpensive veggie that is fresh in the month of February. You can boil, roast, sauté, throw into salads shaved, and so much more. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber that will help keep you full for a long time.
Similar to Brussel sprouts, cabbage is in season as well and can be eaten cooked or raw depending on the dish you are making. It is great simply roasted as a side dish, but also the best additions to soups. You can shred cabbage and eat in raw in salads, make a yummy coleslaw, or thinly shred and use as a fresh crunch in tacos.
People either love or hate beats, but they are in season for this month! Beats have an amazing nutritional value, but they can be messy to work with, stain things, and take a while to cook and get just right. However, if you are patient and love beats, getting them in season is amazing. They are tasty in salads, in a root veggie bake, or pickled.
Kale, Collards, and Chard
These hefty winter greens are in season and make the best salads and are perfect in warm and cozy soups. They add a huge nutritional punch to your cooking and can be used in a wide variety of ways. They are be cooked or eaten raw in many cases and have high levels of vitamins and minerals.
Leeks are tasty, but a very underutilized ingredient. That is why it is the perfect excuse to use them when they are in season in February. Leeks taste like a very mild sweet onion and are the most popular in leek and potato soup, which just so happens to be a warm and comforting dish for this chilly month.
Mostly everyone love squash. It is sweet and there is so much you can do with it. You can make soup from it or roasted it with any seasonings of your choice. You can simply eat it as a side dish, throw into salads, stir fries, and it can even be baked into scrumptious muffins.
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
We all love a good potato and the good news is they are in season for February. Of course, you can use a potato in just about one million ways, so the possibilities are truly endless, and you can get so creative.
Parsnips, Carrots, and Turnips
Lastly, this trio of cold weather veggies are still fresh and delicious in February. Root veggies are comforting and hearty. We suggest cutting them into fry shape and baking them in the oven for a healthy and fun alternative to deep fried fries!
To sum it up, what product is in season will obviously change form season to season. However, even during the winter months it is possible to find fresh produce by which to nourish our bodies with optimal nutritional value. Plus, this method of feeding yourself cuts down on your environmental imprint.