In-Season Foods That Taste Better In Fall

Do we need to stress enough on how important role nutrients play when it comes to getting a glowy skin?

Definitely not!

If you want to catch up on the essential nutrients, fall is the right time to do so. Undoubtedly, each season brings in certain foods that simply taste better during that particular time and fall is no stranger to this. The fruits and vegetables that grow during fall, are said to be frost resistant which means that the cold weather does not harm them but actually makes them taste better.

When these fruits and vegetables are exposed to frost, the stored starches get converted into soluble sugars so that they do not freeze and this is what makes them taste sweeter than usual (think, pumpkins!). On that note, here is a list of foods in fall that you must have in fall. What’s more, they are delicious and extremely healthy.

  • Apples

Pick out the freshest apples from your local farmer’s market or go on an apple picking trip to nearby orchard with your family to bring home the season’s best. Apples can be enjoyed as a quick snack, or you can bake them into a classic apple pie.

  • Pumpkins

Fall produce would be incomplete without pumpkins! Enriched with alpha and beta carotene, pumpkins are a part of many fall recipes, sweet and savory alike.

  • Mushrooms

The local market will have an abundance of mushrooms during fall. There will be different varieties and this is the best time to find your favorite mushrooms. Incorporate them in soups, broths, and even pies, because the fresh produce will be wholesome and delicious.

  • Cranberries

Cranberries are very healthy and they have some wonderful benefits. You can bake them in tarts, make some fresh cranberry juice or even impress your guests at Thanksgiving dinner by presenting them with some homemade cranberry sauce!

  • Pomegranates

Pomegranates are harvested from August to December and you will easily find them in the market during these months. It is best to eat them raw, and you can also scatter a few over your yogurt or oatmeal.

  • Shellfish

Oysters, mussels, and clams hibernate in winter. Thus, during fall, they consume a lot to build up their glycogen levels. This makes them sweeter and therefore, this is the season when you will find shellfish with some really rich flavor.

  • Rutabaga

This fibrous root vegetable ripens well in cold weather and is one of the best that the fall has to offer. Rutabaga is similar to turnip but tastes much sweeter. It can be used in casseroles and soups.

  • Grapes

Having grapes during autumn is a must. Grapes make for a quick, light lunch or you can also bottles some up to make delicious jams and jellies.

  • Leeks

Fall is the right time to have a bowl of rich, warm soup. Leeks are the ultimate comfort vegetables that can add taste to your broths and soups.

  • Salmon

Before the spawning season, salmons taste the best because they feed on saltwater crustaceans. Therefore, in early fall you will get salmon that is packed with flavor.

Stock yourself with these seasonal foods, and stay healthy!

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