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 with Kale Pineapple Mango Dressing
Tropical Dragon Salad
From Walking on Sunshine:
Crescent Rolls Fruit Tart
From A ‘lil Country Sugar:
From From Calculus to Cupcakes:
Orange Dream Smoothie
Meyer Lemon Muffins
French Apple Tart
From Spatulas on Parade:
Luscious Lemon Dessert