Products such as persimmon, tangerine poncã and papaya papaya are tasty and very rich in several vitamins that strengthen the body
Feeding on seasonal fruits is easier, cheaper and healthier, as the products are more easily found in commercial establishments at very affordable prices. In addition, items like persimmon, tangerine poncã and papaya papaya are tasty and very rich in various nutrients that strengthen the body.
The State Secretariat for Agriculture and Supply, through the Agribusiness Development Coordination (Codeagro), provides information on the nutrients found in various fruits of the current harvest:
Persimmon is a source of vitamins E and C and minerals such as phosphorus. In addition, it is rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, an important antioxidant that helps in the vision and maintenance of healthy skin and nails.
The season for this fruit is from March to May, and during this period, the price is more accessible and the nutritional quality is better.
The fruit is rich in fiber, which aids in good digestion and prevents the absorption of bad cholesterol by the intestine, in addition to containing natural antioxidants, mainly vitamin C, which help to develop resistance against infectious agents and fight free radicals that cause premature aging.
It is a source of B vitamins, such as thiamine, riboflavin and pyridoxine, which help in the metabolism of potassium, phosphorus, zinc and iron, helping in the proper functioning of the body. It can be eaten fresh, in cakes, pies, salads and other preparations.
Lemon is a citrus fruit that contains B vitamins and vitamin C, thereby having antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It also helps in strengthening the immune system. All fruit, pulp, juice, peel and zest are used for culinary purposes in different ways.
The apple is a fruit rich in antioxidants, water and vitamins. It can be consumed in natura, fruit salad, breads, cakes, pies, juices and vitamins, preferably with peel. It has pectin, a soluble fiber that helps in lowering blood cholesterol and good intestinal functioning, in addition to having a low glycemic index.
It is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, which is an antioxidant, helps fight free radicals and strengthens the immune system and vitamin A, which is important for skin and vision health. The fibers found in large quantities, help in the good intestinal functioning. Papaya can be eaten fresh or in vitamins, cakes and sweets.
The fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps in strengthening the immune system and fighting free radicals, preventing premature aging. It is a source of fibers, which help maintain good intestinal functioning.
Mandarin also contains minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium. The fruit is versatile and can be used in cooking in cakes, pies, salads and, in its best form, fresh.