Seasonal Calendar

Seasonal Calendar

Each month discover our seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Fruit and veg to keep you healthy!

Each month discover our seasonal fruit and vegetables....

The Ministry of Health recommends that we eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day. But which ones?  Apples, carrots, strawberries, peppers, courgettes, melons and blueberries and many more – every month we’ll present you with fruit and vegetables for the season so that you can make informed choices. As a source of vitamins, minerals, fibre, anti-oxidants and energy, these fruits and vegetables help protect us and keep us healthy on a daily basis.

Fruits and vegetables for November

Cauliflower, Our November Favourite

Cauliflower belongs to the cabbage family, called crucifers, and is known for stimulating our immune defence system. Like all cabbages, cauliflower helps us keep healthy, energetic and slim, because although it contains few calories, it is still high in vitamins, especially vitamin C, and is an excellent source of fibre. Cauliflower can be used in lots of different ways, try grating it into salads – absolutely...

Fruits and vegetables for October

The Apple: October’s Queen

Everyone is familiar with the saying: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. And it’s true that when eaten raw, i.e. not cooked or processed, this lovely fruit is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and more. Apples also make an ideal snack; they contain pectin which helps stave off hunger pangs. Biting into an apple is more stimulating for our teeth and gums, as well as helping us get on track with healthy eating...

Fruits and vegetables for September

The Carrot, September’s Queen!

Since our earliest childhood, we’ve been told that eating carrots improves our eyesight. This is indeed true to some extent because they are very rich in beta carotene, although this isn’t the only reason why eating carrots is a good idea. Carrots provide an excellent source of vitamins and are rich in iron, phosphorus, potassium and fibre. When eaten regularly, they are beneficial for good cardiovascular health...