July Seasonal Foods

Seasonal foods let us enjoy their best flavor and scent thanks to their optimal maturity. Harvested at their peak, the amount of these goods increases; and therefore, the price of seasonal foods decreases. In order to have a balanced diet, it is essential to eat a variety of foods to supply us with the necessary energy, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. The daily consumption of fruits and vegetables is below the generally recommended; thus, we suggest you to eat more of the following July seasonal foods.

July Seasonal Foods: Fruits

The heat is here to stay for some time, and it is indispensable to stay adequately nourished and hydrated. In order to do so, fruits can be our best friends and allies, primarily melon and watermelon, since they are mostly water. Spain is a country rich in gastronomy, so much that we would recommend you to try our delicious healthy local products such as Melón de la Mancha, Calanda Peach, Valencian citrus fruits, and Canarian Banana.

But do not forget avocado, apricot, fig, cherry, plum, raspberry, peach, melon, nectarine, banana, watermelon, and peach…

July Seasonal Foods: Vegetables

There is nothing better than eating a fresh vegetable salad to deal with high temperatures. Summer is the best season to enjoy a cold gazpacho or a salmorejo, as well as cold creams made with any of the following vegetables:

Garlic, zucchini, pumpkin, green beans, lettuce, turnip, cucumber, radish, beetroot, tomato, carrot…

July Seasonal Foods: Fish and Seafood

As we approach summer vacation, many people dream of eating a good fish while enjoying a view of the sea. Doubtlessly, summer goes well with the sea; as proof of this good combination are shrimps, lobster, brown crab, prawn, scampi or clam. As well as fine fish such as bonito, scorpionfish, sardine, turbot and hake (July is the last month to enjoy the best hakes).

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