Gone is the hot summer and here are the cooler temperatures of autumn. From pumpkin to dates to pears, the vegetables and fruits of fall make for delicious food including sweet and savoury. To kick off the season on a healthy note, here is a list of the best seven superfoods to eat. If you do not have them at home yet, it is time to head to the nearby market now. What’s best is that, you can find fresh produce of these fruits and vegetables at the locals farmer markets and stores.
Pumpkin is a type of winter squash. The sweet taste and moist texture make it perfect for smoothies, pies, cakes, or puddings. It is also rich in potassium and vitamin B. The season for harvest for pumpkins is October to February.
Sweet potato is rich in nutritional value, and taste delicious when roasted. The original way of eating this vegetable is cutting cubes of it, roasting it and spiking it with salt, chat masala, and chillies. It is excellent in vitamin A and iron. The harvest season is September to December.
Cauliflower can be eaten once steamed and is excellent for fall. Other ways to used this vegetable is with a combination of potatoes or peas, as a puree in soups, or in its grated form in parathas. It is rich in vitamin C and the best time to enjoy this vegetable is September to June.
Pear is a popular and liked fruit owing to its sweet and juicy taste. Surprisingly, it tastes great when poached or baked. However, the best way to eat this fruit is raw with its peel on and either sliced or directly. It is high in Vitamin C and copper. The harvest season for the best varieties of pear is August to February.
Brussel sprout is a member of the cabbage group, and if made in the correct way, it tastes delicious. It can be used in salads or in garnishing as well. Sautéed Brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, or other sauces of your choice, along with other veggies like carrots or mushrooms is a great way to enjoy them. Vitamin K, folate, and iron are present in this vegetable. You can easily find it from September to March.
Dates are a Middle Eastern favourite eaten in other parts of the world as well. They taste great in sweet stews, desserts such as cakes, puddings, or Indian desserts, or on their own as a fruit. Dates are low in fat, and a good source of fiber and potassium. Their harvest season is September to December.
This is the safest time to eat mushrooms and the best time to farm pick them. The most popular wild mushrooms are available in this season. They can be eaten in many dishes and in all cuisines. It is one of the much-loved vegetable around the world.