• A Guide to the Best Top 10 Produce for Spring

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  • Look for these spring fruits and vegetables at the market for the best flavor (and value) when in season.

    Spring is in the air, bringing with it sunshine, warmer weather and rain showers, the perfect conditions for growing produce. This season we will begin to visit farmers markets, find fresher produce in the supermarket, or even put our green thumbs to use in our own garden. When deciding what produce to buy and cook with this spring, there are some that are more in season than others. Here is a guide to the ten freshest and most healthful fruits and vegetables this season.

    Asparagus

    This vegetable, which is most in season from March through June, is the perfect addition to any spring or summertime meal. Asparagus is also loaded with vitamins, including B6, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Asparagus is also touted for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, along with working to prevent kidney stones.

    Scallions

    Also known as green onion, this vegetable is at its peak of freshness this season. Scallions are also known as an easy vegetable to grow, as it is almost completely impervious to attacks by pests, diseases and those lacking a green thumb. However, when gardening, be sure to take precautions such as bug sprays and magnetic traps to keep mosquitoes away. When cooking scallions can be used not only to add flavor to any dish but make your meal healthier. Scallions are a low-calorie vegetable with a high value of antioxidants.

    Snow Peas

    Spring is the perfect season to cook with snow peas, as they are most flavorful and in season this time of year. The health benefits of this seasonal snack shouldn’t be ignored either, as they are a good source of omega 3 as well as vitamin C, iron and magnesium.

    Radish

    This red bulbous veggie packs a punch not only due to its strong flavor but also with health benefits. Radishes have a cleansing property that helps eliminate toxins in the body, aiding in digestion and even helping to prevent certain cancers.

    When shopping for produce this spring, choose fruits and vegetables that are in their peak during this season. By deciding to cook with and eat seasonal produce, not only will they be more flavorful but also more healthful. So visit your local farmers market this spring and pick up seasonal produce.

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