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Friday, December 13, 2013

What's in Season?


This is the winter edition of my series What's in Season?  You can find the fall edition here.  Most of the items that are in season in winter, are also in season in the fall.  So, rather than list them separately here, I will let you click over to the fall post.

The main items that are in season in the winter, but not in the fall, are citrus fruits and kiwi fruit.


Citrus fruit includes clementines, grapefruit, kumquats (Did you know you can eat these whole?  I didn't.), lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, pommelos, satsumas, and tangerines.

I love grapefruit!  I always heard they were in season from December 15th to March 15th, but I'm sure that will vary a bit by region.  A great thing about citrus fruit is that it helps alkalize our bodies--and that can help fight off colds and flu.  What better time to enjoy citrus than during the height of cold and flu season!


And kiwi!  The information I found is that kiwi fruit is in season from January through May.  Interesting factoid--kiwi fruit is native to China!  Huh!  Who knew?  I didn't.  If I were to guess, I would have guessed New Zealand, since people there are called Kiwis.  That must be because of the kiwi birds found in that country.  But I digress.  Kiwi fruit is a rich source of vitamin C--great for winter!


Again, there are many fruits and vegetables that are in season all through the winter, but I covered most of them in our fall edition.  You can access that here.

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Photo Credits:
Title Shot - Nanagyei via photopin cc (this one has been altered by myself)
citrus fruit: eperales via photopin cc
kiwi: jonycunha via photopin cc

1 comment:

  1. thank you for posting with such amazing recipes and dishes. they sure look like the heart of the season which makes me want to try them right awy. keep posting more

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