Bright summery dresses are everywhere, signaling that summer has finally arrived! One of the best parts of summer is the wonderful array of fresh fruits that are overflowing at Farmer’s Markets and grocery stores. Summertime is when we get to discover all kinds of new and fascinating fruits that we may have never tasted, or have long forgotten.
Local farms and farmers markets are a great place to explore new fruits because you can taste them before you purchase, and knowledgeable farmers and growers love to give you a ton of great info. It’s fun to learn about how healthy and delicious fruits like Papaya are overflowing with vitamin C, as well as packed with magnesium, fiber, carotenes, and potassium. Or how Mango is not just sweet and delicious, but also filled with Vitamin A, B6, C and E, Beta-carotene, potassium, and copper!
Getting the lowdown on different types of fruits can be fun, so go on a fruit exploration and check out some of these cool and different fruits that could become your new favorite!
- Cape Gooseberries
- Burmese Grapes
- Horned Melon
- Passion Fruit
- Melon Pears
A great way to remember to get your daily dose is to keep all your favorites within arms reach. Whether you live alone or with a house full of kids coming and going – leave a large bowl in the middle of the kitchen where it’s easier to reach than the bag of chips or cookies.
Keeping in the habit of snacking on fruits and veggies throughout the day is good for our bodies, skin, hair, nails and helps keep us fit. The USDA’s daily recommendations are for 1 1/2 to 2 cups of fruit a day so by adding some to every meal or making it a snack will help hit the target. While you’re enjoining the summer months, go explore some fun new fruits!
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