May shopping: fruit and vegetables of the month

May shopping: fruit and vegetables of the month

The spending of May has the most beautiful and captivating colors and spring scents. And truly unique flavors, which we felt nostalgic about for the rest of the year. May is a beautiful month, because we are in the middle of spring. By now the meadows are in bloom, nature has blossomed after the long winter and the earth is preparing for the long-awaited summer, a new hot season for which there is not much missing.

In May, the first more intense heat begins to be felt. We are in late spring and the colors of summer are increasingly present on our tables. There fruit begins to color itself with nuances reminiscent of the shining sun, while the verdure they allow us to naturally purify our body.

Il shopping cart of may it really gives great satisfaction. So let’s find out together this month’s calendar according to what mother nature offers us in a natural way. Because eating healthy and in season, following the natural rhythms of the earth, is absolutely recommended.

For our health and also for the health of the planet, avoiding products that are not from this period and that perhaps face very long journeys to reach our tables.

May fruit and vegetables

In May, the scents and colors explode, bringing well-being and goodness to our tables. THE seasonal products of this period are particularly good for our health. Fruits and vegetables of the month of Mayeven better if purchased at km 0, from local producers, they can help us fill up on vitamins and purify the whole body.

We are talking about colored fruit and draining vegetables, but also other products of the earth that allow us to create unique recipes of their kind. It will be a pleasure to prepare for summer following the rhythms of nature, especially for what concerns fruit; arriving on our tables a fruit salad that has never been so good, so fragrant and so colorful.

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May shopping: vegetables of the month

There are many fresh vegetables that we can bring to the table in May, to enjoy all the properties and benefits of these splendid fruits of the earth. On May 1st, in many regions of Italy, tradition has it that fresh broad beans and pecorino are eaten.

But it is also the season of fresh peasasparagus, rocket, spinach, as well as new potatoes. And tomatoes also come to color our salads, without forgetting the radishes.

Vegetables, May shopping list

  • garlic
  • agretti
  • asparagus
  • beets
  • capers
  • artichokes
  • cardo
  • carrots
  • catalonia
  • cauliflower
  • cabbages
  • cucumbers
  • chicory
  • onions
  • spring onions
  • watercress
  • chives
  • beans
  • green beans
  • fave
  • fennel
  • wild fennel
  • courgette flowers
  • endive
  • lettuce
  • hop
  • nettle
  • new potatoes
  • peas
  • tomatoes
  • parsley
  • rhubarb
  • radicchio
  • radishes
  • rocket
  • celery
  • spinach
  • dandelion
  • cabbage
  • zuchinis

What are new potatoes and differences with other potatoes

It’s easy to say potatoes. When we go to buy vegetables we need to know how to choose potatoes that we bring into the house. Because the varieties are so many. We are talking about one of the foods most present on our tables, which however we know so little. The potato varieties are:

  • The new potato, which is found only at certain times of the year. It’s potatoes not preserved, which should be consumed immediately, as they are fresh. These potatoes are extracted before they have fully matured under the ground and for this reason they do not keep as long as the others.
  • Le ripe potatoes, on the other hand, they are the ones that the farmers have collected after the complete maturation of the tuber still remained under the ground. There are white-fleshed potatoessuch as the Majestic and Kennebecs, the yellow-fleshed potatoes e le potatoes with yellow flesh and red skin.

Each potato is ideal for a type of preparation.

  • The novellas are excellent to do in the oven or in a pan. They are usually used to accompany roasted meat or fish.
  • White-fleshed potatoes have a floury pulp. They are ideal for desserts, quiches, flans and dumplings.
  • Yellow-fleshed potatoes, rich in beta-carotenes, are suitable for baked or fried, even better if boiled, to be used only as a side dish.
  • Finally, yellow flesh and red skin potatoes are eaten in northern countries without removing the skin, roasted or fried.

Le American potatoesInstead, they are a completely different story, which maybe one day we will tell you.

cherries
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Shopping, May fruit

The fruit of the month of May is the typically summer one. This is the last month to fill up on vitamin C with oranges and kiwis. And it is the month in which in the fruit and vegetable shops or in the stalls of the local markets we can find strawberries, already seen in the April shopping, but above all the first apricots and the first cherries.

Fruit, May shopping list

May fruit is colorful, tasty, fragrant and allows us to make fruit salads with a decidedly greedy flavor.

  • apricots
  • oranges
  • banana
  • cherries
  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • raspberries
  • mele
  • medlar
  • grapefruit

Cherries are the perfect snack from May onwards: benefits and properties

Le cherries they are the fruit of the cherry tree (the botanical name is Prunus avium or Cerasus Avium). The fruit has Asian origins, but it soon arrived in Europe as well, crossing Egypt and Greece, apparently thanks to the Roman army returning from a campaign. The fruits of the cherry tree are small, with a diameter of a couple of centimeters, round or slightly elongated.

Cherries aren’t just good to eat or use for jams and sweets mouth-watering. They are also good for your health. They are rich in vitamin A and vitamin B. But also in proteins, mineral salts such as calcium, magnesium, iron.

And then they also contain some antioxidants, such as anthocyanins, useful for fighting free radicals and fighting aging. They have few calories, 38 per 100 grams of product, but a lot of sugars.

The composition of cherries it’s the following:

  • Water: 86.2 g
  • Proteins: 0.8 g
  • Lipids: 0.8 g
  • Simple sugars: 9 g
  • Kcal: 38
  • Potassium: 229 mg
  • Calcium: 30 mg

I benefits of cherries are many:

  • counteract the accumulation of fats in the arteries
  • fight the action of free radicals
  • they act against inflammation of the joints
  • have diuretic properties
  • they help cleanse the liver
  • they fight constipation
  • facilitate sleep
  • they are thirst-quenching

Ideal for those suffering from hypertension, they are also recommended for those trying to lose weight. Time to have a feast.


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