What’s In Season in June
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be what’s in season in June! Cooking seasonally 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 June can be found below, along with some extra info on a couple of our seasonal favourites.
Spotlight on Beetroot
Whether you roast it whole, blend it into a soup, juice or add some into your salad, beetroot is a health-food powerhouse. Beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants.
Beetroots are loaded with essential nutrients. They a great source of fibre, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice are associated with numerous health benefits, including lower blood pressure, increased exercise performance and for it’s powerful detoxification benefits.
Beetroots taste rather sweet, and are especially delicious when mixed in salads. Try the beetroot salad from the BCB or EDC, teamed with crumbles feta – yum! They are easy to prepare, can be eaten raw, and fit well into a balanced and healthy diet. The greens should not be overlooked; they can be cooked up and enjoyed in the same way as spinach.
If your hands become stained during preparation and cooking beetroot, rub some lemon juice over them to help remove the colour.
Some of our favourite Thermomix Beetroot recipes:
- Beetroot Feta Tart by Thermomix Baking Blogger
- Flourless Beetroot Chocolate Tart by Cooking with Tenina
- Skinnymixer’s Beetroot Relish
Spotlight on Pears
Besides how delicious and refreshing a crisp pear can be, pear nutrition also comes with hidden benefits. They have high levels of antioxidants, supporting the fight against chronic diseases and due to their high fibre content have the capability to lower cholesterol.
Pears contain phytonutrients, including anti-inflammatory flavonoids, anticancer polyphenols and anti-aging flavonoids. Pears have been proven to assist with lower levels of constipation, kidney stones, high cholesterol and diabetes.
with all this added goodness pears have the ability to aid in weight loss, improve digestion and heart health, regulate the body’s fluid levels, and reduce blood pressure. They also increase the cognitive ability, prevent cancer, and promote wound healing and tissue repair. Pears help to defend against birth defects, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation. They increase the metabolism, improve circulation, protect against osteoporosis and aid in skin, eye, and hair care.
Here are a few of our favourite Thermomix Pear recipes:
- Sesame Slaw by Thermobexta
- Pear & Blue Cheese Soup by Stop Eating Crap
- Sticky Pear Ginger Cake by Cooking with Tenina
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What’s In Season In June – Fruits
- Custard apples
- Oranges: Cara Cara Navel
- Oranges: Navel
What’s In Season In June – Vegetables
- Brussels sprouts
- Jerusalem artichokes
- Sweet potato
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