The seasonal food of December finds now its best month providing its best taste and scent; indeed, due to its high availability its price is much more affordable. To have a balanced diet we should eat varied foods that provide us with our needs of energy, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins and minerals.
In the arrival of winter our organism needs a higher consumption of fruits and vegetables providing us the vitamins that we need to face the weather changes and to keep our body healthy. In this article you will find the best seasonal food of December, including the mushrooms, to help you supply the needs of your system.
This month we have many seasonal fruits with Appellation of Origin: citrus fruits from Valencia, Ebro clementines, custard apples from Granada, kakis from Ribera del Xúquer, apples from Girona and from Reineta del Bierzo, bananas from the Canary Islands and grapes from Vinapoló. Other fruits are the avocado, kiwi and the grapefruit.
Purple Stripe Garlic from Las Pedroñeras, artichoke from Benicarló and Tudela, aubergine from Almagro, “Grelos de Galicia”, tomato La Cañada and the many types of peppers that are in Spain are some of the Appellation of Origin aliments for this moment of the year. Some other vegetables are Swiss chards, celery, broccoli, courgette, pumpkin, onion, cauliflower, endive, escarole, spinach, green beans, turnip, cucumber, leek, radish, beetroot, cabbage and carrots.
Almonds, chesnuts and walnuts.
The haunting meats are a perfect choice but especially that the pork, lamb and beef.
Among the fishes and seafood we suggest: clams, cod, salmon, common cockles, scallops, red sea breams, prawn, carps, grouper, lobster, conger eel, barnacle, gilt-head bream, sea bass, mussels, oysters, perch, elver, shrimp, red mullet and trout.