Whats in Season in October
The cheapest and most flavoursome fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices are likely to be in season! Cooking with fruit and vegetables that are in season will save you money, as well as ensuring the food you cook has the most flavour. In Australia during October you will find a range of fruit and veg to work with as your in season options. A complete list of seasonal fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices can be found below.
Spotlight on Pineapple
Pineapple is not only valued for its delicious sweet taste, it has also been used for centuries to treat digestion problems and inflammation. Rich in Vitamin C, B-6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Magnesium, Potassium & Antioxidants. Pineapple also promotes healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall weight loss.
Pineapples are delicious on their own and can be used in many recipes sweet or savoury.
Here are a few of our favourite Pineapple recipes
- Ginger and Vitamin C Boost Juice by Quirk Cooking
- BBQ Chicken Pasta by ThermoBliss
- Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs by ThermoKitchen
Spotlight on Asparagus
A commonly eaten vegetable all over the world, Asparagus is known for its unique and savoury taste. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It is also light in calories and is in the top 20 foods for nutritional density. Keep your asparagus fresh by wrapping the stem ends in a wet paper towel and placing in a plastic bag in the fridge.
Asparagus is on of the best natural sources of folate. Folate is essential during periods of rapid growth such as pregnancy, infancy and adolescence. It is also known to decrease the risk of birth defects, lower the risk of depression and help maintain a healthy heart. There is also evidence it helps prevent osteoporosis and cancer and aid in digestion.
Here are a few of our favourite asparagus recipes
- Thermobextas Mushroom, Leek and Thyme Slice
- Thermobextas Festive Couscous Salad
- Lemon Risotto with Asparagus, Prosciutto and Cherry Tomotoes by Thermobliss
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Fruit in season in October
Vegetables in season in October
- Asian Greens
- Beans: Broad
- Beans: Green
- Spring onion