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Consuming more seasonal food is an important topic for us humans and the environment in general. It represents a way to sustainable eating habits, as well as reduces the environmental impact of the food system

Seasonality may be defined as either globally seasonal (created in the natural production season but eaten anywhere across the world) or locally seasonal (formed in the natural production season and consumed within the similar climatic zone). 

Below are the fresh vegetable and fruits that one can consume in June:

8 Fruits and Vegetables that May Be Eaten in June Season :

1. Garlic

This Farm-fresh herb is generally harvested from June to August and may be available in the stores. Garlic is an amazing way to offer plenty of flavor and taste to every dish. 

It also includes a healthy dose of essential vitamins, minerals, and potent antioxidants.

2. Cherries

This fruit is only found for a short period during the year. Cherries are an abundant source of potassium, which is important for the body’s general homeostasis. 

Consuming cherries aids in keeping potassium and sodium in a healthy balance and may be safe from hypertension.

3. Carrots

The seasonal carrots are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fibers that provide a lot of health benefits. They are especially full of potassium, beta carotene, vitamin K1, and antioxidants.

They also have numerous positive effects like improving heart health and maintaining free radicals. Carrots are weight-loss-friendly vegetables and have been associated with improved eye health.

4. Onion

Onions are a good source of cancer-fighting compounds, antioxidants and also include antibacterial properties. It is the basic source of cooking in almost every dish, and its use is highly versatile.

5. Cabbage

Cabbages are planted from mid-February to mid-May to harvest in late June to November. Cabbage is comprised of a considerable amount of dietary fiber, anthocyanins, and vitamin C. Certain research highlights that cabbage might reduce blood cholesterol levels, minimize chronic inflammation, and most importantly, reduce the risk of heart and liver disorder.

6. Pea

Peas may be divided into three main categories; the whole pea which is consumed young and fresh, shelled peas are also consumed while baby peas, or petits pois, are referred to small, sweet English peas. 

The vital protein content of these green peas makes them a fantastic choice for individuals who do not like animal foods.

7. Strawberries

This seasonal fruit can improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels and reduce blood pressure. Strawberries are loaded with dietary fiber, vitamins, and specifically rich levels of antioxidants called polyphenols. Strawberries are low-calorie and fat-free.

8. Cucumber

Cucumber includes minerals like magnesium and vitamin K. These nutrients are crucial for the adequate functioning of the cardiovascular system. Daily consumption of cucumber has been encouraged to lower the bad cholesterol level and improve blood sugar levels.

For more information about Local Organic produce and goods:

ORGANIC PRODUCE IN LANCASTER COUNTY PA – Community Supported Agriculture program