7 fruits to eat in January

7 fruits to eat in January

Audrey Rouby

Winter is well underway, so inevitably, we all dream of cakes that warm, that comfort. But before we jump on anything, we have to consult the list of seasonal fruits in January.

Mandarin and clementine

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?

Clementine 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.

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.

Nuts

What are the benefits? 

Highly energetic, nuts should be consumed in moderation. But you can eat a small handful a day to benefit from its benefits. Rich in fatty acids and magnesium, the walnut contributes to your daily balance.

What ingredients to cook it with?

  • Cheese
  • Paste
  • Pepper, carrot, broccoli...
  • Salad

How to store it?

Store the fresh nuts in the vegetable drawer of your fridge and consume them within 24 to 48 hours so that they retain all their flavor. However, do not store dry nuts in a cool place.

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? 

Kiwi is low in calories (less than 60 calories), but full of vitamins. A single fruit can in fact cover the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Ideal for tea time or for breakfast, kiwi is very easy to taste. Rich in vitamin C, kiwi fruit is also a source of vitamin B9 and a source of trace elements (more particularly copper).

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.

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.

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