Organic Produce: October Report

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You’ll make the most nutritious—and delicious—produce choices when you buy locally grown organic fruits and vegetables that are in season. It’s also the most economical way to shop the produce aisle.

Broccoli joins this month’s peak-season list, while cantaloupe, corn and peaches move off. As noted in Salads: 5 Must-Have Veggies:

Broccoli “contains phytochemicals, substances found in produce that can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer. Added nutrients include vitamins A, C and K, as well as calcium, folic acid and fiber.”

Here are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s top peak-season choices:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Eggplant
  • Grapes
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Sweet potatoes

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