Officially the first full month of fall (or autumn, depending on where you’re from), October brings with it a bounty of fresh produce. At the peak of their growing season, there is no better time than now to stock up on these hearty fruits and vegetables:
Whether making applesauce, cider, pie or simply enjoying one plain, a medium apple provides approximately 95 calories, 17% DV Dietary Fiber, and 14% DV Vitamin C (source).
Most commonly used for coleslaw, kimchee, pierogi and sauerkraut, 1 cup shredded cabbage provides approximately 17 calories and 42% DV Vitamin C (source).
Pumpkin pie. Need I say more? 1 cup cubed pumpkin provides approximately 30 calories, 11% DV Potassium, 197% Vitamin A and 17% DV Vitamin C (source).
These root vegetables are often consumed pickled, cooked in stews and even eaten on salads. 1 medium turnip provides approximately 34 calories and 42% DV Vitamin C (source).
Winter squash can be eaten in soup, ravioli and other various dishes. 1 cup cubed winter squash provides approximately 40 calories, 11% DV Potassium, 31% DV Vitamin A, 10% DV Vitamin B6 and 23% DV Vitamin C (source).