Winter Season Fruits

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With most of the continental U.S. experiencing quite a cold winter, you may be wondering, what fruits are in season right now?

No one wants to use their hard-earned money to purchase produce that isn’t in season and doesn’t taste as good as possible because it isn’t growing in the right climate.  

It might be surprising to discover that many fruits actually thrive in the cold weather and are the most delicious throughout the month of February. This is because the winter fruits have time to grow in the cooler months of late fall and early winter, be harvested, and transported to your local grocery store before the end of winter. So when you purchase winter season fruits in February, you know that they have grown in the months that are most optimal for their freshness and taste.

Another thing about winter fruits that we love is that they aren’t you’re average pieces of produce that most people regularly buy. Some of these fruits in season might be ones that you never thought to buy before or kind of forgot existed. By shopping for fruits in season right now, you might find some new favorite pieces of produce.

Here are the best fruits in season right now:

Grapefruit

High in Vitamin C and natural antioxidants, grapefruit is a great addition to your kitchen in winter. It helps fight against bacteria in your body, which is especially great during the winter since it’s such a high season for catching a cold.

How to eat grapefruit: Grapefruit is delicious to eat just by itself like you would an orange. It’s also great in fresh salads and smoothies.


Dates

One of the many reasons that dates are great is that they have an extremely long shelf life and they require no refrigeration. This means you can purchase them in February and continue to enjoy them for weeks to come, without them losing their flavor. They are high in potassium as well as antioxidants. Dates are known to help your digestion health and are a great natural sweetener.

How to eat dates: They are great to eat plain, as a snack in the morning or between meals. They also are a great addition to your favorite salad or smoothie.


Kiwi

There are a lot of nutritional benefits of kiwi that most people don’t know. They are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, potassium, and Fiber. They are extremely low in calories and have an extremely tropical and unique flavor.

How to eat kiwi: As with most fruit, kiwi is delicious by itself, in a salad, or added to a smoothie. Remember to always remove the skin before doing anything with a kiwi.


Oranges

Oranges have many components that are great for your heart health as well as brain function. They are also one of the many fruits that are known to help lower your cholesterol.

How to eat oranges: To no one’s surprise, oranges are delicious on their own but if you have the time, turning them into juice is also an amazing way to enjoy both their benefits and taste.


Passion Fruit

Not the most common fruit, passion fruit boosts your immunity and promotes healthier looking skin. It’s low in calories, high in vitamins, potassium, and fiber, and tastes like a tropical getaway in one bite.

How to eat passion fruit: Passion fruit has a very thick rind, so you will need to slice it in half to scoop out and eat the yummy fruit in the center. The seeds are edible, so don’t be afraid to enjoy those too. It can be eaten by itself but it’s also great mixed in with yogurt.


Pear

Just like most other fruits on this list, pear is a great source of the daily nutrients your body needs. What’s really great about this fruit is its light and fresh flavor. It is not an overpowering fruit and one you can enjoy without getting tired of.

How to eat pear: Just like an apple, slice it up and crunch on down.


We hope that you enjoy all of these winter season fruits and that they add some more freshness into your kitchen and your mouth this month. If you’re interested in making sure that these winter fruits you purchase stay FRESH through all of February head over to our website to get your own produce-saving FRIDGEFRESH device.