5 fruits to eat in February

5 fruits to eat in February

Audrey Rouby

With the month of February, it is still winter. The days are rather fresh and short and good, comforting little dishes with seasonal fruits are highly appreciated and recommended. Let's not lose our good resolutions at the start of the year and continue to cook healthy with seasonal products.

Pear

What are the benefits? 

The pear is a low-calorie fruit. Generous in vitamins and minerals. Consume your pear raw with the skin to benefit from its high fiber content.

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Beet
  • Meat and fish
  • Goat cheese
  • Verbena, mint, lemon balm
  • Citrus
  • Nuts

How to store it?

Store it in ambient air. The pear keeps for a few days to a few weeks. If you buy it ripe, consume it within 2 to 3 days.

Apple

What are the benefits? 

The apple provides few calories but lots of vitamins and minerals. With its fibers and antioxidants, it contributes to your daily balance. The skin of the apple contains 4 to 5 times more vitamin C than the rest of the fruit.

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Delicatessen, fish and poultry
  • Cheese
  • Raw vegetables and salad
  • Citrus
  • Cardamom, ginger, anis, cinnamon, vanilla...
  • Nuts
  • Fresh mint

How to store it?

The apple keeps 7 to 8 days in a basket, in the open air and 4 to 6 weeks in the vegetable drawer of your fridge.

Lemon

What are the benefits? 

The strong presence of vitamin C and its many nutritional advantages (polyphenols, organic acids, fibers) make lemon particularly beneficial for food balance in the short and long terms.

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Seafood
  • Fish
  • Citrus
  • Salad
  • Chicken

How to store it?

A lemon keeps 7 to 8 days in the open air, and ten days in your fridge in the vegetable drawer.

Kiwi 

What are the benefits? 

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Smocked fish
  • Fresh cheese
  • Meat and fish in carpaccio
  • Basil
  • Shrimp
  • Citrus
  • Salad
  • Chocolate
  • Mango
  • Ginger

How to store it?

If you choose it young, keep it 3 to 4 weeks in the vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. If you want to ripen it faster, put it at room temperature, wrapped in a paper bag. Purchased when ripe, flexible to the touch, juicy and sweet, it will keep cool for up to 7 days.

Mandarin

What are the benefits? 

Juicy and colorful, the clementine accompanies you during the cold season. Source of vitamin C and calcium, it is a real energy concentrate that is suitable for everyone, at any time of the day.

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Raw vegetables and salad
  • Poultry
  • Shellfish
  • Oily fish
  • Rice and semolina
  • Dried fruit
  • Citrus
  • Apple and pear
  • Honey
  • Chocolate...

How to store it?

Mandarin keeps for 6 days in ambient air. But, to keep it longer, put it in the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Chilling preserves the citrus from dehydration.

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