Shopping in November: fruit and vegetables of the month

Shopping in November: fruit and vegetables of the month

In shopping in November colors and flavors accompany us by the hand towards the cold of the end of the year. Before the frost falls, however, among the happy autumn notes of the foliage, we find fruits and vegetables to bring to the table right now. With some delicacy typically November.

The November shopping trolley brings with it foods and drinks rich in vitamins and useful substances against seasonal ailments. Colds, fever, coughs and flu will be faced with greater strength and endurance thanks to the gifts from the garden and orchard of the month.

The return of the country fairs can also favor the approach to zero km products O biological. Maybe to be tasted directly on site, or to take home to give life to tasty homemade preparations. Soups, broths, main courses and even desserts will be great protagonists at the table thanks to the November shopping.

November Fruits and Vegetables: Health Benefits

The fight against autumn ailments will be at the center of the health benefits associated with the consumption of fruit and vegetables in November. In particular, it will be necessary to fill up with vitamin C, in order to strengthen the immune defenses and maximize the absorption of iron.

The intake of mineral salts, such as, for example, is also fundamental magnesium, to defend against the decline inhumor. The arrival of frequent rains, the increasingly cloudy sky and cold can negatively affect the mind. Avoiding deficiencies in essential trace elements will also help to better face daily challenges and not give in to fatigue, stress or sadness.

Shopping in November: vegetables of the month

The panorama of the vegetable of the month of November it is full of reconfirmations compared to the month of October. Furthermore, in many cases these are foods that will also accompany us for the following winter period. Some typical summer products such as tomatoes, peppers and courgettes are no longer in season.

Don’t worry though, even the month of November has many tasty natural foods in store. Examples are the carrots, extremely versatile roots suitable both for use in salads and as a side dish. Also not to be forgotten is its use in the preparation of sauces, soups and soups.

The November shopping can also count on cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, turnip greens, savoy cabbage and cabbage. More generally, autumn and winter see the cruciferous vegetables (or Brassicaceae) in the role of queen of the table. Space also to salads such as trocadero, romaine lettuce, lollo and capuchin lettuce.

Garlic, onion, spring onion, shallot and dandelion are other products that can be found in the fruit and vegetable stalls. Like spinach, rocket, celery, potatoes, radicchio and some varieties of truffles. Still present also the pumpkin, great protagonist during the Halloween period.

On the front aromatic plants availability shrinks compared to the varied summer landscape. Only laurel, sage and rosemary resist during the November period. If grown indoors, perhaps indoors, some other species may be added to the list, such as chives, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley and thyme. However, the latter will require some specific attention, such as exposure to the sun for a greater number of hours a day.

Cruciferous greenery

the cruciferous greenery O Cruciferae are the big stars of the month of November. Cabbage, savoy cabbage, broccoli and the other species included in this “family” will represent an excellent and tasty way to cope with winter ailments and difficulties caused by the cold and more generally by atmospheric agents.

The classification of these plants derives from the shape, which has four flowers arranged on as many sides and which refer to the cross, in fact. They have several health benefits, such as the high presence of vitamins B2 (or riboflavin), B3 (or niacin), C and K. Not to be overlooked is the action antioxidant, which slows down cellular aging, including that of the skin.

Support at immunitary defense it is also useful in the face of external viral attacks, such as in the case of influenza. The concentrations of calcium, phosphorus and zinc are also interesting, compared to a reduced intake of iodine and potassium. This results in benefits for the heart and circulation.

These vegetables help keep the levels stable glycemia in the blood, they counteract anemia (thanks to the supply of vitamin C, which stimulates the absorption of iron taken from food) and rheumatism.

Shopping, the fruit of November

Between the November fruit there are several elements traditionally common on Italian tables such as bananas, grapes, apples and pears. To these are added some fruits that are gradually being added, such as pineapple, kiwi and prickly pears.

Not to mention the wide choice of dried fruit with shells such as almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts and other more typically autumn products such as chestnuts. The great protagonists of the period, however, will be the citrus fruits, among which the always beloved oranges stand out. Present in the expense of the month also mandarins, tangerines, clementines, cachi and pomegranates.



Eat natural or in the form of juice (with or without pulp), fruit juice, ingredients for the preparation of sweets, jams or more, oranges, have always been indicated as a precious and tasty source of vitamin C.

It matters little if kiwis provide double the amount of C vitamin to equal quantity of fruit. These citrus fruits keep their charm and their presence on the market almost unchanged. They also provide good amounts of vitamins A and B, as well as calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Their moisturizing action is also good.

One way to start the day well might be to consume one in the morning Breakfast healthy based on black tea, orange juice and 3-4 wholemeal biscuits.

It does not end here since they also help to regularize the digestion and favor the purification of liver and gods kidneys. They are also very popular for their ability to counter intestinal problems and take care of the metabolism. They also act to counter ulcers and biliary insufficiency.

Finally, a little curiosity about oranges and more generally about citrus fruits. Contrary to what is sometimes read, the term marmalade it belongs solely to them. In the presence of other fruits, in fact, we speak of jams and compotes.

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