These varieties are in season in winter
On the assumption that nothing much grows here in winter, many consumers turn to imported aubergines, tomatoes and courgettes – typical summer vegetables. But this doesn’t have to be the case. There’s a wide selection of native winter vegetables here to choose from.
List of winter vegetables
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Use a seasonal calendar
Winter vegetables include not only storable vegetables like potatoes – many varieties can withstand cold and frost and thrive in the cold season too.
Local and healthy
Winter vegetables like kale, for example, can be real superfoods. They are particularly rich in vitamins, minerals and secondary plant substances and provide everything in high concentrations to keep you fit and healthy throughout the cold season.
Incorporating winter vegetables into your menus (such as a tasty winter soup), will help you develop a sense for when which foods are in season and consequently shop in a more environmentally friendly way.
Winter vegetables can be cooked in a variety of ways. New recipes provide surprising new culinary experiences and can easily be made at home. Blanched Brussels sprouts with dried apricots or slices of pear are sure to erase any bad childhood memories.