The month of May marks the end of winter, sunny days are fast approaching! May fills us with fresh fruits and vegetables and vitamin: red strawberries or green gourd! The sun is invited in our kitchen.
Discover our selection of seasonal fruits and vegetables …
The cutter gives color to our plates but it is also delicious to our taste buds. Depending on the variety, it can be more or less strong or sweet.
It is the one of the lowest calorie fruits (29kcal per 100g) and can be consumed without moderation. Excellent source of vitamin C, twice more than oranges: it takes over citrus. It is also a source of magnesium (34 mg / 100kcal) and iron (1.14mg / 100kcal) . Like all berries, it has a great power antioxidantthanks to its flavonoid content. Some studies strawberry consumed very regularly, would be effective against the risk of cancer and improve the immune defenses.
The trick: Do keep that 2 or 3 days in the refrigerator and especially do the wash just before serving them!
Sweet or sour, cherries can be eaten raw or cooked as dessert, sauce, and even integrating it with raw vegetables or salads. The cherry season is short, from May to late July. So enjoy it !
Rich in vitamin A, cherry presents protec properties facilitators for sight and skin. Juicy and very sweet, she brings 70.8kcal per 100g. This is a rather rich in potassium fruit (250mg / 100g) promoting the elimination of urine and toxins. It also has a significant amount of calcium (17mg / 100g) and magnesium (13mg / 100g) . Cherry owes its red color in a high concentration of anthocyanins, a polyphenol, thus conferring high antioxidant properties. Consumption of cherries participate in the proper functioning of the body.
The trick: make a decoction with cherry stems helps cleanse the urinary tract.
Belonging to the cruciferous family, radish is a vegetable crisp, refreshing and slightly spicy. It can be long and cylindrical or round. In terms of red color, it can be purple, black or white.
This water-rich root vegetable is particularly little energy with only 14kcal per 100g. This makes it ideal for slimming diets. Low in calories, radish is a good source of vitamin C (17 mg / 100 g) , vitamin B9 and also provides a small amount of carotene. However, it is well endowed with potassium (287mg / 100g) and calcium (30.6mg / 100g) . Finally, it is a source of valuable antioxidants to fight against free radical damage.
The radish is very good for the liver and stomach by acting as a detoxifier. It promotes bowel contractions through its fibers. It is also an excellent tonic breathing.
The trick: use the tops of radishes to make a soup, they are rich in micronutrients!
Compound in 95% water, cucumber is the vegetable ultimate combining freshness and sunny days.
Rich in water, cucumber is refreshing and low in calories with only 12kcal per 100g. It has a very high satiety power which is ideal in times of slimming diet!
Regarding minerals, cucumber is rich in potassium (154mg / 100g) ,
calcium (18mg / 100g) and phosphorus (12mg / 100g) . In addition to the minerals, it also contains vitamin C (3.73mg / 100g) and vitamin B9 (12mg / 100g) . Food rich in fiber, he participated in intestinal transit. It is also rich in antioxidants which help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other age-related diseases. It is also an excellent diuretic due to its high water content.
It is so often eaten raw in salads or input that we forget that it can also be eaten cooked. By cons, be careful with seeds that can make it indigestible.
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Okay radish tops for soup, excellent!
provided you have purchased organic radish! or else watch the canker sores and other problems ….
I have experienced and have a very bad memory !!