It’s July. That means it is is officially summer and we are officially stocked to the brim with exciting seasonal produce.
The Organic Supermarket team adore the summer months as we see an abundance of local Irish veggies as well as an array of exotic and summery fruits. Our July seasonality update is one of our favourites! Ssshh don’t tell the other months!
We see almost all of our favourite veggies at their seasonal best this month, including tomatoes, celery, carrots, turnips, cauliflower, spinach, courgettes, cucumbers, mushrooms, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, rhubarb, shallots, swedes, scallions and lettuce. This glorious month also sees our beloved parsnips, onions, corn and blueberries coming into season. Fruits such as strawberries and raspberries also reach their seasonal peak.
Keep a weather eye on our social media pages and blog this month as we are planning some equally juicy updates and posts.
Summer fruits are not only thirst-quenchingly delicious but also wholesomely good for our minds and bodies. Some of our favourites include:
Yes, we know they are insanely moreish but we were excited to learn how nutritious they are. Strawberries are loaded with antioxidants such as Vitamin C. Beneficial to overall health, they also possess notable anti-inflammatory properties and dietary fibre. They even have some potassium packed in there. Potassium can be good for lowering high blood pressure.
We love love love peaches. Lately we have also been stocking flat peaches as well (psst … you may well find they are even tastier than regular peaches). Hello heart health and weight loss … get out of town, macular degeneration! Peaches may help out in these fields due to the presence of dietary fibre, Vitamin K and carotenoids. Oh and they also have loads of antioxidants like many other fruits. Fruits are just great!
Hurray for more antioxidants! Pineapples are beneficial to heart health, our digestive systems and immune systems. They contain note-worthy levels of beta carotene, potassium and phosphorus. If you are into beauty and looking bright eyed and bushy tailed you may love the pineapple as it is not only attributed to maintaining healthy gums but is also believed to prevent the loosening of skin, muscle loss, hair loss and tooth loss.
KIWIS & GOLDEN KIWIS
July not only bestows us with the beautiful kiwi but also its super scrumptious cousin the golden kiwi. Kiwis are low in calories and high in Vitamin C and potassium. The skin of the kiwi contains flavanoid antioxidants and is edible so put down the knife and spoon and just munch in!
We could go on forever about how amazing our organic fruits are but luckily we have crammed all of the goodness into our small, medium, large and deluxe fruit boxes. If you are new to our seasonal produce boxes, you can check out our range of fruit boxes here:
Delicious Fruit Boxes
Yes, we have veggie boxes too so you can get the best of both our seasonal and local veggie selections:
Delicious Veggie Boxes
Again, keep an eye out for some sensational seasonal surprises and offers. Visit us in Blackrock, Rathgar, Malahide or online:
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