Nature has given us all possible amenities to keep ourselves healthy. Interestingly, just like fruits & vegetables, our body also responds according to the change in seasons. It is important for us to know the seasonal fruits and vegetables available in Indian to get accustomed to the climate.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are those which are only available in that particular month. It is advised to consume vegetables and fruits when they are available in their particular season or month. Not only are they more nutritious when consumed in season they are tastier as well. It is also affordable to buy them.Seasonal fruits & vegetables retain the most natural colour and flavour in their particular months.
Here’s a complete list of all seasonal fruits and vegetables:
|January||Strawberries, grapes, guava, papaya, pomegranate, pineapple||Brinjal, spinach, tendli, tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, radish, beetroot, peas, capsicum, sweet potato|
|February||Chickoo, musk melon, grapes, oranges, guava, papaya, pomegranate, pineapple, strawberries||Cabbage, fenugreek, carrot, radish, spring onion, capsicum, broccoli.|
|March||Watermelon, mango, grapes, orange, pineapple, banana, muskmelon, strawberries.||Spinach, fenugreek, capsicum, carrot, parwal (pointed gourd), tindora (ivy gourd), pumpkin.|
|April||Same as March + jackfruit.||Lady finger, cucumber, doodhi, tendli, karela, chawli, beans, parwal, tindora, pumpkin.|
|May||Mango — Alphonso, Kesar, raw — papaya, black jamuns, litchis, jackfruit, watermelon, muskmelon.||Cucumber, doodhi, karela, beans, Lady Finger|
|June||Mango — Alphonso, Kesar.||Lady finger, cucumber, chawli, gawar, corn, capsicum, sweet potato.|
|July||Mango, cherries, peach, plum.||Same as June + round gourd, doodhi, snake gourd, karela.|
|August||Mango, Kesar, custard apple||Lady Finger, cucumber, chawli, gawar, corn, capsicum, sweet potato.|
|September||Guava, papaya, pomegranate, custard apple||Lady finger, cucumber, chawli, gawar, corn, capsicum, sweet potato.|
|October||Guava, papaya, pomegranate, custard apple||Brinjal, tomatoes, dill, spring onions|
|November||Orange, dates, guava, papaya, pomegranate, custard apple.||Brinjal, tomatoes, dill, spring onions, French Beans, sweet potato|
|December||Strawberries, orange, sweet lime, fig, guava, custard apple, pineapple, passion fruit||Brinjal, tomatoes, dill, spring onions, French Beans,radish, beetroot, yam, sweet potato|
During the winter season the temperature drops down compared to our body temperature thus we face cold and cough. Building immunity becomes very necessary for this season. Papaya, all citrus fruits like oranges, sweet lime, strawberries, guava, mushrooms, cabbage, turnip, beetroot and more are good for the consumer during winters.
During the summer season, it is common to lose your appetite which makes us stay away from heavy foods. In summers we only like taking in liquids than solid foods. Our body tends to maintain temperature by perspiring heavily, thus we need food that naturally has more amount of water to keep our body hydrated.
During the monsoon season, our body becomes vulnerable to infection and water-borne diseases. In this season it is best suited to consume vegetables like pumpkin, Doodhi, Karela, corn and fruits like apples, mosambi and more.
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source and credit : timesofindia