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What fruits and vegetables are in season during July?


You will find these fruits and vegetables at your local farmers market during the month of July –

Beets, Blackberries, Blueberries, Butter Beans, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Figs, Green Beans, Grapes, Okra,

Onions, Peaches, Peppers, Potatoes, Raspberries, Summer Squash, Sweet Corn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips,

Watermelons, Wax Beans, and Zucchini

Raspberries –

High in polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.

Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid.

Red raspberry oil is creating interest in the cosmeceutical market (skin care products which provide health benefits). The oil from raspberry seeds is rich in Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25-50.

Read more here – http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/health_healing/fact_sheets/red_raspberry_facts.htm


Raspberry Chocolate Parfaits  – Serves 4 (198 calories per serving)

2 (6-ounce) packages fresh raspberries, divided
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 cup vanilla frozen Greek yogurt
1 ounce shaved bittersweet chocolate (about 1/4 cup)

1. Combine 1 package raspberries, sugar, and juice in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up berries. Place raspberry mixture and remaining package raspberries in a medium bowl; cool 5 minutes in freezer.

2. Place 2 tablespoons yogurt in each of 4 glasses. Top each serving with 3 tablespoons raspberry mixture and 1 1/2 teaspoons chocolate shavings. Repeat procedure with remaining 1/2 cup yogurt, 3/4 cup raspberry mixture, and 2 tablespoons chocolate.



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