Spring is almost in the air, and the time to each March produce is now. The spring season provides the best seasonal items can are ideally enjoyed while they're in season. While eating seasonally can help you save money, eating produce during its peak season is environmentally friendly, better for you body, and tastier than eating out of season foods. Here are the best food items to pick up at your local grocery store or market during the month of March.
Asparagus is best during the springtime, so March marks the beginning of asparagus season. This veggie is packing with nutrients including fibers, folate, and various vitamins including A, C, E, and K. Asparagus contain chromium, a mineral that allows the body’s insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells.
The king of healthy fats, avocado is best during the spring season. Whether its in your favorite Mexican food or simply spread on toast, avocados contain healthy fats that have various health benefits. Avocados are full of fiber, potassium, and other monounsaturated fatty acids.
Cauliflower and Broccoli
These vegetables come from the same family and share a similar shape and texture. Roasted, steamed, or even raw, cauliflower and broccoli are a great March vegetable to pick up. Broccoli and cauliflower are both high in dietary fiber and various other nutrients.
Whether it's baked in a hash or fries, sweet potatoes are versatile. Fortunately, March is the month for these potatoes. Sweet potatoes harbor more health benefits than its potato cousins including vitamin A, vitamin C, dietary fiber, potassium, and Vitamin B6, B1, and B2.
Here’s a rundown on the best season produce to pick up during the month of March. Along with Brussel sprouts, peas, lamb, and spring greens, be sure to make the effort to eat seasonally this month. You’ll be sure to thank us for these delicious, seasonal foods after incorporating them into your meals!