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Winter Fruit

Many times when we think of eating fruit, we think of summer.  But, there are quite a few fruits that are best in the winter and a few more that are considered to be good all year, so don’t let winter stop you from enjoying fresh fruit!  Most citrus fruits such as orange, tangerines, clementines, mandarins, grapefruits, Meyer lemons, and pomelos are best in the winter.  Citrus fruits contain vitamin C, potassium and folate.  Other fruits that are best in the winter include pears, persimmons, and kiwi.  Pears are high in fiber and contain vitamins A, C, K, B2, B3, and B6.  Kiwi fruit actually has more vitamin C than citrus.  And, persimmons are high in vitamins A, C and fiber.

Apples, bananas, lemons, limes and pineapples are good year round, so you can enjoy those fresh in the winter too.

So, what can you do with winter fruit?  Well, first you can eat them alone.  They make great, healthy snacks all by themselves!  But in case you want to do a little more, I have linked some recipes below.  All of them have at least one winter or year round fruit.

From Busy Vegetarian Mom:

Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad with Kale Pineapple Mango Dressing

 

Tropical Dragon Salad

Tropical Dragon Salad

 

 

From Walking on Sunshine:

Fruit Tart

Crescent Rolls Fruit Tart

 

 

From A ‘lil Country Sugar:

banana bread

Banana Bread

 

From From Calculus to Cupcakes:

Orange Dream Smoothie

Orange Dream Smoothie

 Meyer Lemon Muffins

Meyer Lemon Muffins

French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

 

From Spatulas on Parade:

Fruit Salad

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

Luscious Lemon Dessert

Luscious Lemon Dessert

 

 

Sources:

About.Com Local Foods

Meals Matter

Fitsugar

W H Foods

 Livestrong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Calculus to Cupcakes

I am a Calculus teacher who just happens to love to cook and blog about it.

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