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Well-being - Seasonal Vegetables in the Springtime in Spain

Vegetables are a rich source of folate, a B vitamin that helps your body make new red blood cells. Folate is especially important for children's health and may also reduce the risk of cancer and depression.




Vegetables are also great sources of essential minerals such as:

Copper.

Magnesium.

Zinc.

Phosphorous.

Selenium.


Vegetables that are dark green or orange in colour are usually the best source of vitamins and minerals, but all vegetables are good for a healthy diet. By eating less meat and more plant-based foods, such as vegetables, beans, and nuts, it can have an impact on our diets and improve heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. Skipping even a half serving of meat every day and replacing it with a plant protein like beans or tofu can decrease your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. A good ideology is to try to have at least one meat free day a week.


Enjoying seasonal vegetables in Spain really is an easy option, because all the market stall holders, greengrocers, chefs and cooks only buy vegetables that are in season because they are not only tastier and better quality, but also cheaper.


Listed are the vegetables that are in season during the Spring months in Spain.


Artichokes / alcachofa – In season: December – May

Green/White Asparagus / espárrago – Green: March – April. White: April – June

Aubergine/Eggplant / berenjena – In season: May – November

Beetroot / betarraga – In season: All year round

Broad beans / habichuelas – In season: February – May

Button mushrooms  / champiñon – In season: September – June

Cabbage  / repollo – In season: September – June

Carrots /  zanahoria – In season: All year round

Chard/Swiss Chard / acelga – In season: All year round

Courgette/Zucchini / calabacín – In season: May – October

Garlic /  ajo – In season: All year round

Green beans / ejotes – In season: February – October 

Green peppers / pimiento verde – In season: March – November

Leeks / puerro – In season: All year round

Lettuce / lechuga – In season: All year round

Onion / cebolla – In season: All year round

Peas / chícharo – In season: February – May

Potatoes / patata – In season: Picked from March – June and then harvested again in Autumn

Radish / rábano – In season: All year round

Spinach / espinaca – In season: October – May

Tomatoes / tomatillo – In season: March but is also available all year round

Turnip / nabo – In season: November – May



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