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The Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables for the Winter Months

Updated on October 8, 2014

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The Top 10 Fruits and Vegetables for the Winter Months

Winter is upon us and we are left asking, what would be the best, healthiest and possibly the cheapest fruits and vegetables for the winter months? I have done some research for you and this is what I have found.

  1. Beets, I know that some people feel that beets are high in sugars, but this is not so. A raw beet has around 35 calories, and they are a great source of magnesium and calcium (both of which are great for bone health). They also contain fiber, and folic acid. During the winter months we tend to get colds and the flu, beets are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that will help to keep the immune system strong.

  2. Cauliflower, this is an excellent source of Vitamin C, and K along with folic acid, iron, fiber, Vitamin B, and potassium. Cauliflower is filled with things that can and do play a huge role in your health.

  3. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorites, now that weren’t true when I was a child, but I have grown to enjoy them very much. This is a member of the cabbage family, and it is filled with Vitamins, such as C, and K, not to mention, fiber. Just one cup of Brussels sprouts provides you with 15% of your recommend daily allowance of iron, and 13% or your fiber.

  4. Pears, I know that during this time of year most people are eating apples, and that’s fine, but don’t overlook the pear. They are one of the highest fiber fruits available, with a medium pear containing 6 grams. They can help to control blood sugar, and promote weight loss. Pears are also packed with vitamins, such as C, K, and the B vitamins along with potassium, manganese, calcium, and magnesium.

  5. One of my personal favorites during the winter season is the Clementine. This is a cross between the mandarin and the orange, you can find this little gem in the grocery store and they are very easy to peel and make a great on the go snack. These little guys are a great source of potassium, calcium, and Vitamin C.

  6. Winter squash, another of my personal favorites the squash. There are many varieties of winter squash, you are sure to find one that appeals to you. The winter squash is packed with antioxidants, Vitamins A, C, K, B12, and is high in fiber, potassium, folate, and manganese among other things. They give antioxidant support to the body, anti-inflammatory, and promote optimum health.

  7. Apples, yes this time of year we tend to think of the apple, and it is a great choice as well, but don’t limit yourself to just the apple. We need a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to maintain optimum health. The apple is a great source of fiber, and vitamin C. the apple has antioxidant benefits, cardiovascular benefits, and helps to regulate blood sugar along with the anti-cancer benefits this fruit should not be overlooked.

  8. Sweet potatoes, they are often called Yams and they are readily available during the winter months. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, B6, B5, B3, and are filled with potassium, manganese, fiber, and copper. This root vegetable is a great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and has blood sugar benefits.

  9. Celery is harvested throughout the winter months and is best in the fall of the year. This vegetable is filled with vitamins K, A, C, B12, and B5 along with folate, potassium, fiber, calcium, and much more. Celery is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and provides digestive and cardiovascular support.

  10. Kiwifruit is a fruit that is harvested through the winter months through the spring in warmer climates. Kiwifruit is native to Northern China and is the national fruit of China. The Kiwifruit is filled with vitamin C, K, E and dietary fiber. If you have never tried this fruit you should.

Of course there are more fruits and vegetables that are available and very delicious for the winter months. It is important that you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to maintain a healthy body. Also, you may want to consider purchasing these items grown organically as opposed to traditional. Organic fruits and vegetables are free from chemical residue, and even when you wash them off the majority of the residue remains.


Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt



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    • velzipmur profile imageAUTHOR

      Shelly Wyatt 

      4 years ago from Maryland

      Marilyn Gentry thanks so much, I love my fruits and vegies.

    • Marilyn Gentry profile image

      Marilyn Gentry 

      4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a good guide. You also share the benefits of the vegies and fruits. Thanks for sharing.

    • velzipmur profile imageAUTHOR

      Shelly Wyatt 

      4 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you Phyllis and ChitrangdaSharan, I love feedback!

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful and informative hub!

      The list of fruits and vegetables meant for Winter months is so appropriate according to the season. Your pictures and the video is also very interesting.

      Thanks for sharing!

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Thank you for this very helpful hub. I love all the items you mentioned. In our local stores, the clementines are so good. They are called 'Cuties' -- so juicy and tasty.

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