FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN SEASON FOR JANUARY…

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With Veganuary very popular in January, it’s nice to know that fruits and vegetables are available this month.

The National Trust write why not get the New Year off to a good start by tucking into the best fresh veg available in gardens, allotments and shops.

January is a great time to prune back your fruit trees, and if you do it now, you will see fabulous results later in the year. It’s quite a quiet time on the harvesting front, but tasty veg such as parsnips, swedes and leeks should be good to go. 

Vegetables in January are:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Spring green cabbage 
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Swedes

The fruits in January are

  • Apples
  • Pears

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FRUIT OF THE MONTH-DAMSONS…

Damsons make delicious jam, gin and mixed with apple for a tasty crumble. Or, how about this role-poly doughnut pudding with custard from Delicious Magazine.

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Damsons offer great health benefits as they have a good sauce of Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, K and high in Vitamin C which can all help support a healthy immune system.

They are a blue-black fruit that look like small plums. The wild varieties are extremely tart so not something you would pick and wasps love them.

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