August: 10 seasonal foods to save on shopping – Casa e Jardim

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Foods with a good harvest in August to save money (Photos: CreativeCommons | Assembly: Casa e Jardim)

If you’ve ever bought a vegetable that wasn’t as tasty or was priced too high, it’s probably because the food wasn’t in its harvest season. Consuming seasonal fruits and vegetables is a good strategy to save on the market and ensure that the ingredients taste the best possible.

For this, check out the list of ten foods with a good harvest during the month of August, according to the table of the Companhia de Entrepostos e Armazéns Gerais de São Paulo (Ceagesp).

1. Zucchini

Zucchini is the perfect ingredient for vegetarian recipes (Photo: Pixabay / Creative Commons)

Zucchini is the ideal ingredient for preparing vegetarian recipes (Photo: Pixabay / Creative Commons)

Zucchini is 94% water and is known for its health benefits. Rich in minerals, fiber, calcium, zinc and copper, the vegetable contributes to bone health and improves digestion.

2. beetroot

Beetroot is a source of antioxidants, folic acid and iron (Photo: Pixabay / Pompi / CreativeCommons)

Beetroot is a source of antioxidants, folic acid and iron (Photo: Pixabay / Pompi / CreativeCommons)

This root is a great source of B vitamins, calcium, potassium and iron. With a pink color and sweet flavor, the vegetable goes well in salads, makes pasta and can even become juice.

3. Catalonia

Catalonia (Photo: GettyImages)

Catalonia has a slightly bitter taste, as does escarole (Photo: GettyImages)

Very nutritious, this vegetable is a good source of calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins, contributing to the health of bones, blood and nervous system. It can be made stir-fried to accompany fish, vegetables and salads.

4. Kale

Kale is a vegetable rich in vitamins A, C and K (Photo: Thinkstock)

Kale is a vegetable rich in vitamins A, C and K (Photo: Thinkstock)

Rich in phosphorus and calcium, kale can help solve digestion problems and regulate the bowels. The recommended thing is not to consume it raw, being the sautéed the most common preparation.

5. Brussels sprouts

Little consumed in Brazil, the nutritious Brussels sprouts surprise the table (Photo: StockFood / Miriam Garcia)

Little consumed in Brazil, the nutritious Brussels sprouts surprise the table (Photo: StockFood / Miriam Garcia)

The vegetable contains a good amount of minerals, iron, phosphorus, fiber, omega-3 and vitamins. Also called cabbage because of its size, it is possible to prepare it sautéed, with chicken, vegetables or in salads.

6. Pea

Peas (Photo: Getty Images)

Peas are sources of protein and carbohydrates (Photo: GettyImages)

Originally from Asia, the pea, widely consumed around the world, is a source of protein and carbohydrates. Mostly used as a supporting ingredient, sometimes it can be the protagonist in purees and soups.

7. Spinach

Spinach (Photo: Pixabay)

Spinach is also rich in iron (Photo: Pixabay/CreativeCommons)

Rich in fiber, vitamin A, magnesium and folate, spinach is known to strengthen muscles, but it also helps to lower the risk of chronic diseases. In cooking, you can compose pasta, pies, appetizers, creams and salads.

8. Passion fruit

The passion fruit tree, which produces the passion flower, can be grown in large pots or on the ground in backyards (Photo: Pixabay / najibzamri / CreativeCommons)

Passion fruit is a versatile fruit that can be used in different types of recipes (Photo: Pixabay / najibzamri / CreativeCommons)

The fruit, known to relax the nervous system, also contains soluble fiber, which helps to cleanse toxins stored in the colon. In addition, its potassium levels make it extremely effective in fighting high blood pressure. It can be used in juices, desserts and even savory sauces.

9. Gossip

Tangerine has several names in Brazil, such as tangerine, mimosa and bergamot (Photo: Pixabay/SamaraPacheco0/CreativeCommons)

Gossip has several names in Brazil, such as tangerine, mimosa and bergamot (Photo: Pixabay / SamaraPacheco0 / CreativeCommons)

Gossip, tangerine or bergamot are different names for this citrus fruit, which is rich in vitamin C and water. It is common to be consumed pure or used in juices, drinks and cakes.

10. radish

The skin of the radish adds light spice to many recipes (Photo: Pixabay/Lum3n/CreativeCommons)

The skin of the radish adds light spice to many recipes (Photo: Pixabay / Lum3n / CreativeCommons)

Radish is an ingredient with a strong flavor and full of benefits. The vegetable offers beneficial vitamins and minerals to the human body, in addition to water, which acts in the diuretic function.

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