seasonal food in September

What food is in season in September?

If you are like me, you like to take advantage of the summer to play sports and get back in shape. You don’t need to follow a weight loss diet, but rather you want to follow a balanced diet that allows you to maintain the physical shape you achieved during the summer.

Therefore, knowing which vegetables and fruit are in season can help you plan a menu that is full of fresh and healthy foods such as vegetables and fruit. In addition, seasonal vegetables and fruit are cheaper and tastier too!

List of fruit and vegetables in season in September:

  • almonds
  • apples
  • aubergine
  • beans
  • beets
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • broccoli
  • cabbage
  • carnelian
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • chard
  • chicory
  • courgette
  • cucumber
  • onion
  • figs
  • grapes
  • leek
  • lemon
  • lettuce
  • melon
  • mushrooms
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • pepper
  • pears
  • potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • radish
  • rhubarb
  • rocket
  • shallot
  • tomato
  • turnip
  • watermelon

In September you can find products belonging to both summer and winter. In fact, some autumn flavours are back on our tables that we will discover throughout the winter period, but there are still some memories of juicy summer fruit.

September is the month of grapes

Grape fruit is ready in September it's rich with antioxidants
Grapes are ready in September and they are rich in antioxidants

September is grape month!
Wholesome and complete fruit, the grapes are tasty at this time of year! This is thanks to its sugar content, up to 150 grams per kilo, but don’t let that put you off: the sugar is glucose and levulose, sugars in a directly assimilable form and allowed, under medical supervision, even to diabetics.

A seasonal treasure, grapes are a wealth of beneficial virtues. They are rich in vitamin A and B1. They contains vitamin PP and C and many mineral salts including manganese, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, sodium. This mix of vitamins and minerals makes grapes an ideal food to stimulate the work of the liver, to detoxify the body, remineralize and fight anemia.

The presence of phosphoric acid and silica makes grapes an energetic fruit for the muscles and the nervous system, particularly recommended for pregnant women and growing children. Their beneficial properties are even more complete if you can eat the whole grape, also chewing the grape seeds carefully: it is from these small seeds that grape seed oil, a natural anti-cholesterol, is extracted.

Bad fat

The fat visceral – also known as abdominal fat – is the part of adipose tissue concentrated within the abdominal cavity and distributed among the internal organs and the trunk.

Visceral fat differs from subcutaneous fat – concentrated in the hypodermis (the deepest layer of the skin) – and from intramuscular fat, which is instead distributed between muscle fibers (the latter also seems to be significantly correlated with insulin. resistence).

Of the two types of obesity, abdominal obesity has clearly proved to be more dangerous, so much so that it is considered one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, as well as one of the main risk factors for type II diabetes.

Eat grapes to cure and heal

The tradition of healing with seasonal fruit and vegetables is ancient: the cure with grapes, ampelotherapy, was already known by Greeks and Romans, who used it as a tonic and to detoxify. Even today, at the turn of the month of September and October of each year, in Garda Trentino this fruit is still celebrated as being precious for health. The knowledge of the treatment with grapes, called Traubenkur, is handed down. What does the grape cure consist of? By feeding exclusively on the tasty fruit for two or three days, to enjoy its purifying action on the liver and skin, to detoxify the body and tone it up.

One of the best things to make in September? Homemade fruit preserves!

Making an excellent homemade fresh fruit compote is really simple: just follow the right advice and you’re done.

It is not a jam: the homemade fruit compote is different from all other preserves because it is prepared with very little sugar. In fact, in the compote, sugar is generally present in quantities lower than 45% compared to the amount of fruit used, as established by the European Directive 79/693 of 1979 implemented with the DPR 8 June 1982, n. 401.

Find out how to make a fresh fruit compote here

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