We would never stop eating July fruit and vegetables! Fresh and juicy, continue to give to the organism the hydration and colors it needs to carry on a healthy and balanced diet. Lots of water and lots of vitamins, which the body begins to store already for the first colds.
Very useful for detoxifying and purifying diets, summer fruit and vegetables are the basic ingredients for excellent flat stomach centrifuged, fruit salads or salads and tasty single dishes.
What's in the July basket?
Among the vegetables of July there are: garlic, beets, basil, chard, carrots, cucumbers, onions, spring onions, beans, green beans, broad beans, new potatoes, peppers, peas, tomatoes, radishes, rocket, green celery, aubergines and courgettes.
And more courgette and courgette flowers, cut salads, nettles, new potatoes.
Instead between seasonal fruit available in July we find: apricots, black cherries and cherries, watermelons and melons, both yellow and orange, strawberries, blueberries, mulberry blackberries, medlars, pears, plums, peaches of all kinds, tobacco peaches, percocche, walnut peaches, raspberries, currants, plums, gooseberries. Even the first ones begin to appear figs.
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Here is the king among the vegetables
The original name comes from its land of origin: in Aztec language it was called "Tomatl", a term later transformed into "Tomato" in European languages. Il tomato. Indeed, in July he is the undisputed king of the garden.
The word tomato comes from France, pomme d'or, where it was even attributed aphrodisiac properties. As the fruit begins to take on beautiful red shades, its leaves begin to have that unmistakable scent that marks the height of summer.
Salad bowl, ox heart, cherry tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, San Marzano tomatoes, Florentine ribs, the tomato is a delicious food for every occasion, so much so that it also becomes the king of the table. In salads, dressed with fresh crushed garlic, basil and balsamic vinegar, just sautéed in a pan with the pasta, stuffed with cinnamon-flavored rice; and still protagonist of the pappa al pomodoro, bruschetta and panzanelle, becomes inevitable among fresh mozzarella, cous cous and cereal salads.
Rich in water-soluble vitamins, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A and B vitamins, its main ingredient is water. Free of calories, tomato has a good content of minerals, including potassium, iron, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and selenium, it is thirst-quenching and detoxifying.
And a little red even among the fruit
Watermelon is the queen instead of the fruit of July. Fresh, thirst-quenching, rich in water, watermelons with the redest pulp can surpass tomatoes in terms of lycopene, the substance that gives them their characteristic color.
More than 90% water and less than 10% sugar, these percentages make watermelon a remarkably moisturizing fruit, precious in the hottest days of summer, as it not only cools, but it also protects the skin from the risks associated with excessive exposure to UV rays. Watermelon, according to recent research, is also a natural medicine for the heart: it protects against diseases, fights hypertension and reduces bad cholesterol levels.
Watermelon is also an energy fruit. Thanks to the content of vitamin B6 and magnesium, is provided a real burst of energy and well-being to the cells.
Fight the heat with watermelon!