What’s in Season in February
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be what’s in season this February! Cooking with the fruit and vegetables that are in season will not only save you money but also ensure that your food has the most flavour. A complete list of what’s in season in February including fruit and vegetables can be found below, along with some extra info on a couple of our seasonal favourites.
Spotlight on Zucchini
If you want a veggie that’s extremely versatile, look no further than zucchini. Whether eaten raw or cooked, there is so many ways to enjoy it. They are packed full of vitamins and minerals and are a great ‘hidden veggie’ option. For extreme fuss pots you can even peel off the outer skin and there will be no tell tale green flecks to give you away!
Zucchini’s are super low in calories, a baked zucchini is only 25 calories (compared to a baked potato which is 130 calories). In addition, zucchini is an excellent substitute for pasta for those following a low carb or low cal diet! Did we mention how versatile these bad boys are?
With more potassium than a banana, Zucchini’s are also low in sodium, have no saturated fats and are cholesterol free. Furthermore they are rich in Vitamin C and Manganese and the skin is an excellent source of dietary fibre. Some studies have show that zucchini can reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also full of anti-oxidants, which are best persevered when steamed.
Here are a few of our favourite Thermomix Zucchini recipes:
- Chicken Pasta with Zoodles by Quirky Cooking
- Skinnymixer’s Super Skinny Zucchini Frittata
- Zucchini Cheese Fritters by Create Bake Make
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins by TRTLMT
Another great way to enjoy zucchini is to batter and fry them up or bake some zucchini slices for a super delicious, quick and easy snack!
Spotlight on Raspberries
A wonderfully delicious, bright red raspberry is among the most popular berries to eat! They are a rich source of health-promoting minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Raspberries have more vitamin C than oranges, are high in fibre and low in calories. The are also packed full of folic acid, potassium, vitamin A, calcium and magnesium. Furthermore the phytonutrients in raspberries have been proven to help fight high blood pressure, inflammation in the joints and to also improve liver function.
Raspberry Leaf Tea can be used to regulate your menstrual cycle and to shorten the second stage of labour.
Some of our favourite Thermomix recipes that include raspberries are:
- Raspberry Coulis by Cooking with Tenina
- Raspberry, Hazelnut and White Choc Loaf by Thermovixens
- Raw Chocolate Raspberry Slice by Becomingness
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What’s in Season in February: Fruits
- Oranges: Valencia
- Pears: Howell
- Pears: Williams
- Prickly Pears
What’s in Season in February: Vegetables
- Butter Beans
- Flat Beans
- Green Beans
- Snake Beans
- Sugar Snap Peas
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