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Healthy Foods in Season Right Now


Don't forget to make the most of the superfoods December has to offer! The following chart shows health promoting foods that are usually in season in the US, the UK, Ireland and Australia in December. Please be aware that the chart may be incomplete and may contain inaccurate information as a result of, for instance, changes in weather conditions.

The harvest is still plentiful in the UK and Ireland in December. Locally grown superfruits and superberries currently in season include quinces, apples and raspberries. Health-promoting vegetables at their peak include chicory, beets, kale, chard, cabbage, cauliflower, Jerusalem artichokes, celeriac, spinach, swedes, potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, celery, leeks and onions. Healing herbs and other superfoods at their finest in December include garlic, chestnuts and mushrooms. In Australia, December brings a plentiful harvest of fruits and berries packed with antioxidants: oranges , cherries, lemons, limes, raspberries, loganberries, currants, blackberries, grapes, blueberries, gooseberries, boysenberries, lychees, cherries, apricots, strawberries, pineapples and bananas are all in season this month. Veggies and legumes currently at their peak include: watercress, beets, peas, celery, daikon radishes, squash, radishes, zucchini, carrots, cabbage, garlic, broad beans and kohlrabi. Herbs that are currently at their peak and that can help heal the body include: basil, parsley, rosemary, marjoram, oregano, sage, chives, thyme, dill and mint. Health-promoting vegetables and fruits in season in this region include: cabbage, beets, winter squash, carrots, turnips, arugula, sprouts, leeks, garlic, onions, mushrooms, parsnips, cranberries, apples and pears.
In Michigan, Illinois and Ohio, you can still find some healthy locally grown produce, including apples, mushrooms, turnips, cabbage, onions, carrots, parsnips, cauliflower, squash and potatoes. In Texas, California and Arizona, December heralds in many healing and health promoting fruits such as lemons, tomatoes, pomegranates, and grapefruits. Other healthy foods currently at their finest in this region include: spinach, arugula, kohlrabi, kale, cauliflower, celery, sweet potatoes, green onions, squash, radishes, turnips, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, beets, peppers, mushrooms, chard and lettuce. In December, Florida heralds in a wide range of healthy fruits such as guava, limes, papaya, tangerines, grapefruits, oranges , passion fruits, tomatoes and tomatillos. Other healthy foods currently at their finest in the sunshine state include onions, fennel, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, celery, lettuce, okra, leeks, green beans, chard, mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, cucumbers, parsley, squash, carrots, peppers, avocados, radishes, thyme, oregano and lemongrass.