Summer charms us and brightens our meals. This is an opportunity to organize tables full of seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here is a small selection of organic products to savor this August.
The pear is moderately caloric (50 kcal per 100 g) and is full of water. Its high fiber content (3.03 g of fiber per 100 g) and its high quercetin content make it a protective fruit against cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes.
This little yellow plum is very sweet. 100 g of Mirabelle plum provides 15 g of carbohydrates but these simple sugars are converted into energy by the body. Mirabelle contains many fibers, among them pectin, which helps regulate cholesterol levels. Finally, it provides good amounts of potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
This acidulous fruit is one of the top 10 fruits richest in vitamins C, it provides 200 mg per 100 g. It is also an excellent source of fiber: 100 g of blackcurrant contains about 7 g of fiber. It is also particularly well supplied with potassium (700 mg/100 g), iron and magnesium, minerals that treat joint problems and muscle fatigue.
The grape gives us energy and tone thanks to its many vitamins A, B and C. It is also a source of antioxidants beneficial for our health, among them polyphenol which helps to regulate the rate of bad cholesterol. In the form of juice, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
This tart little berry has several strings to his bow. It is rich in vitamin C (40 mg/100 g), fiber (8 g/100 g) and provides a wide range of minerals and trace elements: potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, zinc and fluorine. It also contains flavonoids (60 mg/100 g), substances that protect the blood vessels and ensure the smooth flow of blood.
Corn is particularly rich in potassium (287 mg/100 g) and also provides a wide variety of trace elements, including iron and zinc. Sweet corn is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which regulate cholesterol levels by maintaining good cholesterol levels. It is also very satisfying, a portion of 150 g is enough to satisfy the appetite.
The potato is generous. It provides an interesting amount of vitamin C, 19.7 mg per 100 g and alone provides more than 20% of the daily needs recommended. It is also a very good source of magnesium (23 mg/100 g), potassium (421 mg/100 g) and protein (2 g/100 g). It should be steamed to benefit from all its nutritional benefits.
The carrot has the distinction of being rich in provitamin A (beta-carotene), an antioxidant that fights against the free radicals responsible for the ageing of the skin. It is a source of calcium, magnesium and potassium. Finally, its abundant fibers composed of cellulose and pectin bring a satiety effect.
Beet is full of assets. It is very well loaded with potassium (336 mg/100 g), a nutrient essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system. Its roots contain vitamin C and its leaves are sources of antioxidants and folic acid (vitamin B9), an essential substance that contributes to the proper formation of the fetus.
The leek is the friend of our waist line because it is low in calories (30 kcal/100 g). By its content of provitamin A and vitamins C and E, it preserves our cells and protects us from certain cancers. It has a good amount of fiber (3.5 g/100 g) that promotes intestinal function. Consumed in broth, it facilitates renal elimination.