The vegetable of winter

The vegetable of winter

Discovering the properties of the winter vegetable.


The vegetable of winter: fennel

In fact, fennels also develop in other months of the year, but are more typically found in the garden during autumn and winter.

Fennel is, among the winter vegetable, perhaps the most typical of the Mediterranean area. It is used at the end of a meal to aid digestion, or as a side dish to enrich a mixed salad. It can be eaten both raw and cooked.

Fennel, a seasonal vegetable also available in March, is best known for its digestive properties, but it also acts against the formation of abdominal gas and abdominal contractions. It has inflammatory power and purifying properties, especially on the liver and blood and, for those who follow a slimming diet during the winter, it is a precious ally: in the face of very few calories, it has a good satiating power and a fair amount of vitamins and minerals.


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The vegetables of the winter: cabbage and broccoli

Broccoli, rape, version e cauliflower they are all part of the same family and are the real protagonists among the winter vegetables. Excellent for seasoning first courses, they are also ideal for obtaining light side dishes filled with savory pies.

Like all vegetables, they have different properties: they are rich in minerals and contain B vitamins, vitamin C and a good amount of dietary fiber; they help fight constipation and water retention.

I cabbage they have a good amount of folic acid and help stimulate the immune system; turnips are especially useful for the well-being of the skin; cabbage is low in calories and has a high satiating power, as well as a good content of vitamins and minerals.


Other winter vegetables

But that's not all; winter vegetables are still quite varied and include spinach, beets, radicchio, lettuce, beets, each with its own characteristics and properties.

- spinach, for example, they are excellent allies for eyes, muscles, intestines and heart, but to fully benefit from all the nourishment they can offer us, it would be better to eat them raw, in salads, seasoned with a little salt, olive oil and lemon juice.

Radicchio, on the other hand, a seasonal vegetable available in January, is purifying and offers a valid help to those suffering from constipation and digestive difficulties; it also contains tryptophan, a substance that promotes sleep.


Find out how to prepare preserves with winter vegetables


To learn more:

> Seasonal vegetables available in February


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