Although many people think of visiting local farmers’ markets in the spring and summer, many of these pop-up establishments stay open throughout the fall season as well. Traditional fall dishes tend to be heavy on vegetables and grains. However, it’s also nice to lighten up your diet with fresh fall fruits that are in season right now.
Here are some fall fruits to eat more of right now and why they are beneficial to your body.
Many types of pears are in season in the fall, including Bartlett and Anjous varieties. It’s best to eat pears within about five days so they remain fresh, or you can store them in the refrigerator to slow down their ripening. Pears help you stay feeling full for longer and are also great for digestion and blood sugar levels.
Apples are likely the first fall food to come to mind after pumpkins because of all the wonderful apple orchards available to visit. Apples are wonderful snack foods because they are easy to pack and last for a while after buying them. They’re rich in fiber and vitamin C to help aid your digestion and fight off sicknesses.
Cranberries are good for much more than just cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving dinner. This fall fruit is packed with vitamin C, manganese, and fiber to support your health. Fresh cranberries are healthier than the dried versions that you’ll find other times of the year, so stock up now while you can.
Pomegranates are fall fruits that are high in fiber and antioxidants to help you stay healthy throughout the cold weather months. To get more pomegranates in your life at any time of the year, try Seagate’s Pomegranate 500mg 100 V Caps, which contain freeze-dried whole pomegranate powder that is an entire mix of the seeds, skin, pulp, and juice.
Persimmons are a lesser-known variety of fruit that is orange-yellow in color and can have a tart taste. Let them ripen fully for a sweeter taste. Give persimmons a try for something different in your diet and to get more antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins for everything from good vision to heart health.
Quinces are another less common type of fruit that is in season in the fall but most often included in deserts and jellies. Quinces contain antioxidants, fiber, vitamin C, and other vitamins and minerals. Some naturopath practitioners recommend quinces for dietary issues, such as acid reflux and ulcers.
Grape harvests typically take place in the fall for both wine and grapes for eating. Grapes are a healthy snack and easy to pack with you for on-the-go eating. Always wash grapes before eating them and store them in the refrigerator. This is a great way to get a dose of antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin K, and resveratrol. For even more grape benefits, try Seagate’s Grape Seed Extract, which is 100% pure and made with red grapes from a local vineyard and that are tested by a California State Certified lab to be 100% free of all pesticides and chemicals.