To enjoy vegetables and fruits at their

best time of year,

you'll need to be aware of what's in season.

Luckily, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) offers this information in detail through a calendar as a guide.

Although you may find peaches and asparagus in the supermarket throughout the year, this may be due to importation or forced cultivation.

Seasonal foods have multiple points in their favour, as the entity explains, "from some ecological advantages to

nutritional and economic benefits

".

The flavor will be better, since the fruits and vegetables will develop properly and retain their properties.

Of course, there are some exceptions, such as bananas or peppers, which are grown naturally throughout the year.

Fruits and vegetables that are in season

The beginning of spring is one of the best times of the year to enjoy

avocados

.

A food full of nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that ends its season in the month of May.

The same thing happens to the

orange

, a basic to consume as a whole piece or juice during the winter months and to which we say goodbye with the beginning of spring.

Like

grapefruits

, once April is over, you will have to wait until next December to eat them fresh.

Fresh , just-picked

raspberries and strawberries

also arrive at greengrocers with spring.

Two star foods to accompany healthy breakfasts or prepare delicious desserts.

When it comes to vegetables, fresh

chard

disappears with the end of winter.

Do not underestimate them since they represent a great source of iron and vitamins A and C, as well as magnesium and fiber.

The same goes for

leeks

and

cabbage

, artichokes, red cabbage, endive, and celery.

Broccoli

, perfect for weight control due to its high doses of fiber and its satiating power, can still be found freshly picked in the first weeks of spring

.

And let's not forget the cauliflower.

If you have never found it very appetizing, with these three recipes you will change your mind.

Spinach

fan

?

With spring it is time to find them fresh and consume them pureed, as a garnish or even in salads, this vegetable finds the space it deserves in all kinds of dishes.

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