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 September seasonal foods.
We have a wide variety of seasonal fruits. This month we highlight peach from Calanda because of its sweet flavor and crunchy and juicy and smooth texture: a perfect blending of tradition and quality that award it a certificate of origin. Some other fruits you can enjoy this month are avocado, pomegranate, fig, apple, peach, melon, quince, pear, banana and grapes. The season for apricot, plum, raspberry, watermelon and saturn peach will be over soon, but in exchange, the season for khaki, custard apple and kiwi will start.
There is nothing fresher than eating a fresh vegetable salad to deal with the temperatures we still have in the afternoon. We are still in summer, so we can still enjoy a cold gazpacho or a salmorejo, as well as cold creams made with any of the following vegetables: pumpkin, onion, lettuce, turnip, pepper, radish, beetroot, cauliflower, endive, escarole, cucumber, leek or cabbage.
Fish and seafood are products we all love when cooking yummy recipes. September brings the best fish: salmon, trout, gilt-head bream, bonito, halibut, red mullet and sardine. Regarding seafood, you will love the spiny lobster, brown crab, prawn, Norway lobster, small crab, common cockle, oysters, clam, mussel and octopus.