What’s in Season in March
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be what’s in season in March! 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 March can be found below, along with some extra info on a couple of our seasonal favourites.
Spotlight on Plums
Plums are a juicy and delicious stone fruit. They exist in diverse colours and shapes and surprisingly there are over 2000 different varieties! Yummy, succulent plums only have 46 calories per 100g, contain no saturated fats and are full of minerals and vitamins.
Plums are an excellent source vitamin C and are also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and vitamin E. The minerals present include potassium, fluoride, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium and zinc.
The health benefits of plums include relief from indigestion, influenza infections, and anxiety-related problems. The antioxidant power of this fruit helps in treating osteoporosis, macular degeneration, diabetes, and obesity. They also help in maintaining a healthy heart by reducing cholesterol levels. Additionally, plums improve cognition, boost immunity, improve cellular health and keep the nervous system healthy.
Here are a few of our favourite Thermomix Apricot recipes:
- Savoury Chinese Plum Sauce by Keeper of the Kitchen
- Spiced Plum Almond Pastries by Cooking with Tenina
- Stewed Plums from the Recipe Community
Spotlight on Kale
This time of year as the temperature cools, you may notice your kale becoming a little sweeter. And as the rest of the garden succumbs to the winter, kale stands strong. The queen of the greens Kale is a an amazing superfood.
Given the incredibly low calorie content (1 cup = 36 calories), kale is among the most nutrient dense foods in existence. Eating more kale is a great way to dramatically increase the total nutrient content of your diet.
With more Vitamin C than an orange, Kale is also high in fibre and has zero fat. Per calorie, kale has more iron than beef, is high in vitamin K, A and has more calcium than milk. Kale is an amazing detox food and is full of antioxidants.
Including Kale in you diet can offer powerful cardio protective, blood pressure lowering, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-depressant effects. Kale contains Luetin, essential for eye health and has been proven to lower cholestoral and lower the risk of several cancers.
Some of our favourite Thermomix Kale recipes:
- Green Juice by ThermoVixens
- Crispy Crumbed Pesto Chicken by The Annoyed Thyroid
- Kale Coleslaw by ThermOMG
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Fruit in season in March
- Finger limes
- Oranges: Valencia
Vegetables in season in March
- Bok Choy
- Swiss chard
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