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Your Guide to Make the Most of This Season’s Fruit

By May 4, 2017Eat

Summer is right around the corner.

And with the abundance of sunshine comes the juiciest of fruits filling your local grocery stores and farmer’s markets.

Ever notice that big juicy watermelon seems to be an iconic symbol of summer? Because watermelon is a summer fruit! Buying fruit that is in season means buying fruit during the times of year that offer optimal conditions for the fruit to grow.

When fruit is in season also happens to be when it is the cheapest and the freshest on the market. So not only will you be saving a few bucks, but you’ll be enjoying the freshest produce nature has to offer. Here’s a list of some fruits that are in season during the summer, and a few ideas on how to incorporate them into your summer days.

1. Mangoes

Packed with vitamin A, C and fiber, mangoes are peaking during these summer months. You can:

Not sure how to cut up a tricky mango? You can learn the best way to do it here

2. Strawberries

Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, strawberries make the perfect addition to lots of summer scenarios, including:

3. Watermelon 

At 92% water (according to watermelon.org), this is the perfect treat to help keep you hydrated during the summer months.

4. Figs

I’ve recently become a fan of these little guys. Figs soften if left at room temperature, but they will not sweeten, so seek out ripe ones; they’ll feel plump, tender, and heavy for their size, and smell like honey at the stem, and stickiness will indicate overripeness.

  • I’ve been putting dry figs in my smoothies, if you’re a fan of fig newtons, this one’s for you
  • I’ve also seen figs put on top of pizza! Really push your cooking skills and check that one out here.

5. Blackberries 

Check out these articles too:

  1. 5 Fruits You Have to Try in 2016
  2. 5 Easy Ways to Stay Hydrated This Summer
  3. Easy Ways to Add a Little More Green into Your life
  4. Skin Saving Snacks To Try This Summer

Author Kyndall Herman

Kyndall is in her 5th year at Florida State University obtaining two degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Science. When she isn't in class or studying, she can be found in the athletics department where she is a Sports Nutrition intern working with the FSU football team (#gonoles). In the rare event of some free time she enjoys binge watching netflix, taking naps w her puppy, and a good cup of cold brew coffee.

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