It’s very important to know what fruit and vegetables are in season when heading to the grocery store. By choosing to purchase fruit and veggies that are in season you are making less of an impact on our precious environment and providing yourself and your loved ones with the best possible produce available.
At Peaches Fresh all our fruit is locally grown and organic to ensure you have the freshest and tastiest fruit.
Lately we have been receiving daily deliveries of the best in season fruits and we decided it’s time to share some knowledge on what’s so good about our organic and local November fruit!
Mangoes: The Aussie mango season is upon us! Australia has the most delicious mango varieties in the world, with Kensington Pride being the most popular to grow in WA. Mangoes are one of the most versatile fruits, they are quick and easy to prepare and can be a healthy snack on their own or a perfect addition to a meal. Australian mangoes are high in energy, low in fat, and are a good source of vitamins and calcium vital for great health.
Strawberries: Western Australia is the leading exporter of delicious strawberries. One serving of 8 medium sized strawberries has more vitamin C than an orange! Strawberries are also a great source of folic acid and a moderate source of iron. If you thought that was amazing strawberries also contain anti-oxidants, which offset the effects of oxygen-free radicals. This is why Peaches loves to get in strawberries as often as we can.
Blueberries: Blueberries provide great health benefits for you are your family. They contain high levels of antioxidants and Vitamin A and C. They also have an extremely low glycaemic index. This simply means that this unique fruit is berry good for you! With their amazing health benefits and delicious, succulent flavour, it is no wonder that blueberries that Australia’s consumption of blueberries have grown dramatically over the past few years. Blueberries are best served fresh, blended in smoothie or added to you favourite salads and desserts. To store this tasty snack, leave it in tight container in the fridge to avoid them for spoiling or getting squashed.
Peaches: Grown in the south-west of Western Australia, this deliciously sweet stone fruit is a great source of Vitamin C , Vitamin A, dietary fibre, potassium, and magnesium. Isn’t that just peachy! A fun fact about peaches is that their juices are fantastic for moisturising, nourishing and healing the skin! Peaches can be used in a wide variety of ways including fruit salads, fruit cocktails and desserts such as pies, tarts and jellies. With their succulent flavour and freshness, we are certainly proud to share our name with such a remarkable fruit!
Nectarines: Closely related to peaches, nectarines are a juicy and plump fruit with a refreshing flavour. They are extremely healthy as they are low in calories, sodium and cholesterol and provide you with Vitamin C. To store this wonderful snack, keep them in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your fridge. They make the perfect ingredient for your muffins, savoury tarts and jams!
Plums: There are over two hundred different types of plums grow in Australia! Depending on the variation, most types are in season during the summer months. When selecting plums, it is best to choose ones which are smooth and firm with a consistent dark colour. Plums make the perfect addition to any summer time meals by being an excellent ingredient in pies, tarts and salads! Not only are plums a great way to satisfy those stomach grumblings, they also provide great health benefits by protecting your heart, improving your bone health, helping regulation and improving your memory.
Custard Apples: While the skin and seeds of custard apples are inedible, the flesh is a source of delicious sweet and creamy flavour. This divine fruit is great for making ice-cream and drinks, perfect for cooling down on those hot summer days! Unripe, dark green custard apples are best to be stored at room temperature. While ripe custard apples which are pale green and will yield slightly to pressure, are best to be kept in the fridge. Custard apples are also an excellent source of Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and magnesium.
Grapes: Seventy-two million tonnes of grapes are produced in the world each year! So it’s also a good thing that it’s also one of the world’s most popular fruits! This is because of their tasty, sweet and tart flavour and smooth texture. Grapes are also very kind to your health through various was such as protecting your heart, fighting against the effects of diabetes, protecting you from skin cancer and improving brain power. Grapes can also be difficult to clean, thankfully there’s a very simple solution to this! Try covering them with a mixture of salt and baking soda and then rising them under cold water for a shiny, clean result! They simply look grape!
By taking advantage of this delicious and fresh seasonal produce available, you can ensure that your summer will be extremely fruitful and filled with great flavour.