May 23, 2022

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Fruits and vegetables to eat

Fruits and vegetables to eat

For both health and environmental protection, the Ministry of Agriculture recommends eating seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are the plants that will be suitable for this first month of the year 2021.

Although it is now possible to find all fruits and vegetables in grocery stores or supermarkets regardless of the time of year, eating seasonal products can help respect species biodiversity and preserve nature. To guide the French, the Ministry of Agriculture suggests a basket of fruits and vegetables to eat in January 2021.

Make way for exotic fruits

This month, a lot of exotic fruits came to light. Pineapple, already grown in greenhouses in European royal gardens in the 17th century, is uniquely found with its crown of leaves. Cayenne, labyrinthine and thirst-quenching is mainly produced in Guyana. Cultivated in Victoria, tropical yellow and sweet, reunion. It has a red label.

January is also lychee month. Berries with pink or red uses, originating in China, are found in clusters.

The first month of this year mangoes are produced in Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Reunion Island and Mayotte. There are a very large number of varieties. Mango comes from the same family as cashews and pistachios: Anacardiaceae. Like all exotic fruits, it can be stored at room temperature rather than in the refrigerator.

Most winter vegetables

For vegetables, it’s time to taste the watercress, which belongs to the same family as turnips, cabbage or mustard: Brassicasia. When mixed, its pronounced flavor spice up salads or serve as a parsley for meats or fish.

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January is also a month of head cabbage, light green with smooth leaves, and savoy cabbage, blue green with crumpled leaves.

It’s also carrot back. In winter, we take the carrot, which is once chopped, flattened in the field, placed under the ground or grass. Label Rouge sand carrot, which grows in loose soil, develops a soft, sweet root.