Autumn is the perfect time for people to get back on their healthy eating train and enjoy the multitude of delicious harvest fruits and vegetables available at this time of year. Aside from Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are many other ways you can incorporate these seasonal harvest must-haves into your recipes at your restaurant. Grocery store owners can also stock up on these delicious and nutritious ingredients. Here are some of the popular and delicious fruits and vegetables available this season, and the ways that they promote good health!
Sweet potatoes have their best flavour during their peak season, which is right now. They are rich in beta-carotene, which prevents vitamin A deficiencies, and they promote healthy eyesight. Sweet potatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, and the skin can pack nearly four grams of fiber, so don’t peel them! They work as a great substitute to traditional potato fries, or can be roasted on the side of steak and other vegetables, for a delicious and mouth-watering dish.
There are two main kinds of pears: European and Asian. The European varieties are the most common, but both are very delicious. Pears are known for being high in soluble fiber, which helps to lower bad cholesterol. You can either snack on the whole fruit, or add them to recipes like tasty desserts, or even cocktails.
Beets are at their best in the fall season, and there are many kinds! There are the familiar deep plum-coloured ones, as well as golden, white, and multi-coloured. These taste great in salads, and can be roasted for betaine, which is a compound that can help prevent heart and liver disease. They also contain nitrates which increases blood circulation to the brain and can reduce the risk of dementia.
Apples are sweet, crunchy, and packed with antioxidants, making them a delicious way to prevent chronic illness and slow down the aging process. There are many different kinds of apples that can be incorporated into delicious desserts and even meals, and they are always in ample supply each fall.
Pumpkins and squash have a rich history of health benefits. They are one of the best sources of alpha and beta carotene, which can be converted into retinol. Retinol promotes healthy cell growth and vision. Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of alpha-linolenic acid. This is an omega-3 fatty acid that helps people with heart disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. These seeds are delicious when roasted, and you can sprinkle them on top of salads and meals for a nice crunchy treat.
Especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas, cranberries are a delicious side dish for all kinds of meals. They’re at their best during the months of October and November, and research has shown that fresh cranberries can help prevent urinary tract infections, prevent oral diseases, and slow the growth of cancer.
The fall season is the perfect time to prepare your most delicious dishes because the vegetables and fruits of the harvest are rich in flavour and nutrients. When you’re ready to stock up on all things fall, give MVR Cash and Carry a visit. We are the best wholesale supplier in the GTA because we are not open to the public. Our membership is exclusively for business owners and our inventory is designed to meet all of your professional needs. We have the best prices, volume, and brands out there for your restaurant or grocery store. To see our selection yourself, visit our Toronto warehouse and ask any of our managers, or even the owner, if you require any assistance at all.