What is in the Season-  November

Welcome, November! This month, there are additionally available different fruits and vegetables at the local farmers’ market. While shopping for the best cooking ingredients, ensure to select some of these in-season fruits and vegetables. Seasonal Food Guide – November.

Fruits and Vegetables Available in November


1) Chard

swiss chard

Chard is a nutritious vegetable. Just one cup offers over two times the suggested daily allowance of vitamin K. It is also called silverbeet, perpetual spinach, and mangold. Like other leafy green vegetables, chard also comprises high levels of nitrates known for lowering blood pressure, reducing the amount of oxygen required during a workout, and maximizing athletic performance.

Regular consumption can reduce the risk of developing chronic health conditions. In one study, the authors have suggested that eating swiss chard may reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and improves a healthy complexion, maximized energy, and overall reduce weight.

2) Kale

kale

Kale is one of the healthiest of November vegetables because of its richness in vitamins A, K, & C, calcium & potassium. It also contains 34 calories and only 6 g of carbs. Thus it is a diabetes-friendly vegetable. Kale belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family which also includes cabbage, broccoli, collard greens, rutabaga, turnips, and bok choy.

These vegetables can promote health benefits, such as minimizing the risk of certain cancers. Overall, kale is a great superfood. The only individuals who may require minimizing the kale consumption form oxalate consisting of kidney stones or use the blood thinner medicines.

3) Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A which is known to be good for eyes’ health but it can also boost your natural defense system to protect from disease-causing agents like bacteria, viruses, and germs.

Sweet potatoes are rich with: 

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin D
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Thiamin
  • Zinc
  • Antioxidants 

Sweet potatoes also have natural compounds known as carotenoids. They offer these juicy vegetables their bright color.

4) Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts belong to the cruciferous family like broccoli, cauliflowers, and kale.  They contain plenty of a natural, sulfur-based substance known as glucosinolate glucobrassicin.

Brussels sprouts are loaded with dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants.

5) Beets

beets

Beets are a healthy seasonal food, beetroot offers an extensive range of possible health advantages like minimizing blood pressure, promoting digestion, and reducing the risk of diabetes.