What’s in Season in January
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be what’s in season! Cooking with the fruit and vegetables that are in season will not only save you money but also ensure that the food you cook has the most flavour. A complete list of what’s in season in January including fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices can be found below, along with some extra info on a couple of our seasonal favourites.
Spotlight on Apricot
Apricots with their natural sweetness and delicious orange flesh are one of the most loved summer fruits. They are also low in calories. This makes them a great snack option for those watching their waist lines, though be careful with the dried variety as they are very high in sugar.
In addition apricots have the ability to treat indigestion, constipation, earaches, fever, skin diseases, cancers and anemia. Talk about an impressive super food! There have also been numerous studies that support the use of apricots for skin care, reducing cholesterol levels, preventing the deterioration of vision, assisting weight loss, and bone strength. Furthermore apricots help maintain electrolyte balance in the body.
The impressive health benefits of apricots are due to the high content of vitamins, such as vitamins A, C, K, E, and niacin. Apricots also have a good mineral content including potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous and are a very good source of dietary fibre.
Here are a few of our favourite Thermomix Apricot recipes:
- Apricot Danish by ThermoVixen
- Thermomix Apricot and Coconut Balls by Thermobliss
- Retro Apricot Chicken by Thermo Kitchen
- Thermomix Apricot Chicken Risotto by The Annoyed Thyroid
Spotlight on Snow Peas
Snow peas are sweet, crisp and have a delightful light summer flavour. They have flat pods and are eaten before the seeds are properly formed. Therefore both the pods and seeds can be consumed whole. Snow peas can be eaten raw in salads, boiled, steamed and are great in stir-fry and Asian dishes.
Snow peas are low in calories, saturated fats and are a good source of fibre, vitamin C, iron, potassium and magnesium. They have also been know to prevent eye disease, naturally resolve digestive issues and aid those who suffer from asthma, autoimmune disease, arthritis and IBS.
Some of our favourite Thermomix recipes that include snow peas are:
- Beef Basil by Cooking with Tenina
- Very Special Fried Rice by ThermOMG
- Thermobexta’s Sesame Slaw by Thermobexta
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Fruit in season in January
- Oranges: Valencia
- Williams Pears
- Paradise Pears
Vegetables in season in January
- Green Beans
- Flat Beans
- Butter Beans
- Snow Peas
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