Below are 8 fruits and vegetables to anticipate this fall:
- Figs - All year, we can enjoy dried figs. But, from now until early fall, markets sell the fresh tender succulent inverted flowers. The juiciness of these fresh figs tastes remarkable. And, from the perspective of a nutritionist, they have an extra high fiber content.
- Pomegranate - The fruit alone looks gorgeous as a centerpiece. They can last up to three months if stored in the fridge. Its seeds are deliciously sweet, savory, and tart. And, they can be thrown into a salad or made into a sauce.
- Grapes - We take them for granted the most since we can purchase them year-round. They're harvested in the fall. And so, you'll find a variety of different plump fragrant kinds, such as Thompson seedless, red globe, and Concord during fall.
- Apples - Ah, the variety of apples we're about to see! There's 2,000 types grown in the U.S. My favorite are McIntosh. Besides savoring them plain, you can enjoy them in a pie, sauce, pancake, or cake.
- Pears - Like apples, there are several varieties. Warm and soft poached pears are one of my favorite autumnal treats.
- Squash - Thinking of the fall harvest conjures up images of dark green acorn squash, butternut squash, and of course bright orange pumpkins. I adore the sweetness butternut squash adds to a dish.
- Parsnips - They are scrumptious in any roast vegetable mixture. Parsnips look like a white version of their orange springtime cousin, the carrot. Their flavor is brought out by being roasted, baked, or fried.
- Cauliflower - It's in abundance during fall. Besides cooking it in boiling water and eating it plain with butter, you can transform it into a creamy sweet mashed vegetable dish.