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Stuart's Lee Cotton Explains Why It's Important To Buy Fruit In Peak Seasons

Fruit is a convenient snack filled with nutrients and antioxidants. Ever wonder why you are unable to find your favorite kind of Mother Nature’s candy during the year? The availability of fruit depends on the season and the region where it is grown. 

Some fruits are only grown once a year, while weather and environment can affect their growing seasons. With this helpful list, you’ll be able to learn when your favorite fruit is in season.

Apples: As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away; and luckily, apples are in season and available year-round.

Apricots: These delicious, little orange gems are offered in May to September. They should appear uniform in color and plump.

Blueberries: Blueberries are a superfruit filled with antioxidants and nutrients. They can be found May through August and should be firm and uniform in color.

Cranberries: These red berries are available September through November, but you can buy frozen cranberries throughout the year. These berries are ideal for dishes in the fall, especially during Thanksgiving.

Grapefruit: Florida is a major producer of these fruits, and luckily for us, they are available year-round. Grapefruits should be firm and heavy when purchased.

Peaches: There is nothing like a delicious Georgia peach. Pick your perfect peach during the months of May through September. Avoid peaches with flattened bruises.

Watermelon: Nothing is sweeter than watermelon during the summer season. The peak supply of this delicious fruit is June through August.

For more advice from Cotton, visit her website at pilatesandyourpalate.com or call her at 772.485.6585.

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