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 July

Peaches and Nectarines

Soft or smooth, they’re bursting with summer sun. Peaches have a downy skin while nectarines are smooth-skinned, although they come from peach trees which have mutated naturally. There are many different varieties of peach and nectarine which arrive in store depending how early they ripen. Fragile, really refreshing and moderate in calories, peaches and nectarines are not only utterly mouth-watering but they’re also good for...

Fruits and vegetables for June

Apricots, a star fruit for the summer

Once apricots start to appear, there’s no doubt: summer is here. So packed with goodness, this is a sunshine fruit that truly shines. Full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fibre, they may be sweet but fresh apricots make a great low-calorie snack. This tasty little fruit is very high in vitamin A, invaluable for protecting sight. A few apricots a day are enough to reboot your immune system and energy...

Fruits and vegetables for May

Strawberries – don’t we just love them!

Strawberries are the favourite fruit of both young and old. From here and abroad – and those grown most locally are now appearing in our stores – strawberries with their mild sweetness and heavenly scent provide an immediate treat that needs no extra sweetener. To fully enjoy the flavour of this delicate fruit, whenever you purchase strawberries it’s best to eat them as quickly as possible. A pure delicacy...

Fruits and vegetables for April

Long live asparagus time!

When the beautiful tip of the asparagus breaks through the soil, the good weather is here. Low in calories, full of vitamins, asparagus is our springtime friend. In fact, its natural diuretic action promotes the elimination of toxins, and its high fibre content helps intestinal transit. Delicious to eat, it’s a real favourite with people who are watching their weight… on condition, ideally, that they eat it without its...

Fruits and vegetables for March

Green or yellow, we love it

This small green or yellow fruit bears the name of a pretty bird from New Zealand, whose cry is ki-wi! That in itself makes it loveable, but above all, we love the kiwi for its fresh and delicious taste. What’s more, it is a fruit that children go mad for! In this season, any boost to our vitamin C is beneficial. A single small fruit, simultaneously loved by all and so packed full with vitamin C, should be on the menu...

Fruits and vegetables for February

Irresistible – Crisp, Crunchy Chicory

Chicory doesn’t grow in vegetable gardens, it grows underground instead! What market gardeners are interested in are its roots, because once they’ve been picked and put in water or soil, away from light, small white leaves start to grow which then turn into this delicious early vegetable. Chicory has a mild bitter taste like its ancestor, wild chicory. And just like its ancestor, chicory is good for the liver as...

Fruits and vegetables for January

Radiant Oranges!

Just like the colour, orange the fruit symbolises vitality, energy and feeling upbeat. This all makes sense, once you realize that this citrus fruit gives us its precious vitamin C to protect us from fatigue and illness. Oranges are being harvested at the moment and taste at their very best – so now is the time to take advantage of oranges being so widely available and to try some of the finest varieties.


Fruits and vegetables for December

Hip Hooray for Mandarin Oranges!

If mandarin oranges top the plates of goodies brought by St. Nicolas, offering a little sunshine with their colour, this is because their delicate flavour always makes them a real treat. Mandarins have sweet, juicy flesh – being one of the least acidic citrus fruits – and because of this they’re particularly popular with children. Like all citrus fruits, they contain lots of vitamin C that helps boost our capacity to...

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...