Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall Harvest – Our Picks

This fall, take advantage of the wide variety of seasonal produce that can be found at your local orchard or farm. Whether you prefer to hand-pick crisp apples and bright pumpkins, or enjoy hayrides and corn mazes, fall is a wonderful time to spend outside with friends and family. It is also full of delicious flavors, right from the garden. Here’s what you’ll see on our plates this fall:

Our picks for fall:
  • Apples - This sweet, crisp fruit is always a favorite, and it’s fiber content will keep you feeling full longer. Just remember to eat the skin, which holds the vast majority of the fiber content.
  • Pumpkin – Another high-fiber favorite, pumpkin contains 3 grams of fiber per one cup serving. Even the seeds hold health benefits – they are high in mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which support heart health. 
  • Pears – A good source of Vitamin C, fiber, and copper, this juicy treat is perfect whether it’s right off the tree, baked or poached
  • Sweet Potato – This veggie is an excellent source of vitamin A and iron. Tip: roasting them retains more of its vitamins than boiling.
  • Dates – A sweet fruit that is low in fat, and a good source of potassium and fiber, it is popular in the Middle East. Dates are great both with desserts as well as part of hearty stews. They pair well with almonds.

Do you have a favorite fruit or veggie this time of year? Share your fall favorites with us on our facebook page.

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