Who says spring, says return of asparagus, rhubarb, grapefruit or peas. If you don’t have the list in mind, here’s a quick rundown of seasonal fruits and vegetables that you can consume throughout April. So, to your forks!
Table of fruits and vegetables in the season for April
|Frize and lettuce|
April seasonal and local vegetables
Asparagus is a perennial plant with benefits similar to vegetables. Rich in fiber and vitamins B9 and K, it promotes the drainage, the elimination of toxins through the kidneys and contributes greatly to the well-being of the digestive system. So why deprive yourself of it?
It is eaten most of the year because of its little bush flavor. Of course we want to talk about the mushroom. And while it’s not a vegetable (like asparagus), it’s packed with many benefits. In fact, rich in water, fiber and vitamins B and Dit strengthens our body, and more specifically our bones and our immunity.
Do you suffer from intestinal problems? Do not hesitate to consume watercress. This April seasonal vegetable is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals† It stimulates our intestinal transit, protects our bones and fights cardiovascular diseases and certain cancers.
Endive is a spring classic. This April seasonal vegetable is rich in minerals, trace elements and vitamin B9† Among its many properties, we note its particularity in improving digestion, regulating intestinal transit and lowering cholesterol.
Spinach is known as rich in iron, vitamins A, B9, C, K and minerals† This vegetable became famous thanks to the character of popeye reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer and also fights vision problems.
Frize and lettuce
Frisée and lettuce, seasonal vegetables for the month of April, are appreciated for their high content of minerals, carotenes and vitamins† Consuming it regularly helps maintain the liver thanks to its purifying and digestive action.
Which seasonal vegetable should we prefer in April? The turnip, because of its wealth in minerals, fiber and vitamins C and B† Do not hesitate to consume it, especially if you have intestinal problems (bloating, gas, stomach burning, etc.).
It is known, the onion is a mine of antioxidants† This cousin of garlic or shallot is effective in lowering cholesterol levels and preventing cardiovascular disease and cancer. By the way, here are some simple and original tips to stop throwing away onion peels and go zero waste!
Rich in fiber, the pea is a precious ally to stimulate intestinal transit and thus combat constipation. It is also a very good source of antioxidants.
the leek, rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, is a good diuretic that helps eliminate toxins through the urinary tract. In addition, it lowers blood pressure and thus protects our heart against cardiovascular disease. And that is a great good.
You’re going to tell us it’s not a vegetable, and you’re absolutely right. But just like the mushroom and the asparagus, the potato looks similar. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and carbohydratesit gives our body all the energy it needs to be in top shape.
Rich in organic vegetable sulfur, the radish is a vegetable with a slightly spicy taste that aids digestion. In addition, know that the sulfur compounds also protect us against certain cancers. So do not deprive yourself of this precious food.
April seasonal and local fruits
The health benefits of grapefruit are many. For example, the juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, while the seeds are known to give our immune system a little boost. Nothing better to gain energy.
The apple is a powerful antioxidant which reduces the risk of developing certain diseases: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer. But beware, like all fruits and vegetables, it is essential to consume them organically to avoid ingesting pesticides. By the way, here’s how to get rid of pesticide residue easily.
Rhubarb is a plant, and more specifically a stem vegetable (even if we eat it for dessert). Like the pea, she improve transit and helps fight constipation. But that’s not all, it is known to drain the liver and reduce the risk of infection in the body.
So now you know which fruits and vegetables to eat in April to take care of your body. And if you have a vegetable garden, here’s the list of sowing and planting of the month.