The weather is turning cooler and it is the perfect time to stick on your favourite cosy sweater and take a stroll through your favourite local farmers market to pick up some of Autumn's most delicious fruits and vegetables. Here are Piglet's top picks to keep your immune system in tip top shape for the coming season.
Well, they do say an apple an day... and they’re not wrong. Full of anti-oxidants that help fight damage caused by free radicals and rich in vitamins and fibre these cheap and cheerful fruit bowl staples are perfect for an on-the-go snack. And with almost 2000 varieties available, there is sure to be one that floats your boat. Why not try them in our Sussex crumble recipe?
Sprouts are so often relegated as a limp side at the Christmas table which is such a shame as they are delicious little superstars. Full of iron and vitamin K, try them stir fried and drizzled with a balsamic dressing in an autumnal salad.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I genuinely couldn’t survive without it’s lovely curds. Cauliflower contains a plethora of phytonutrients and is rich in vitamin C. It can easily be added in to family favourites such as pasta and mash potatoes and is basically delicious however you cook it.
This gnarly root definitely tastes far superior than it looks. As well as being a good source of fiber, it is full of vitamins (such as B6, K and C) and minerals (such as potassium, phosphorus and manganese. If you’re new to it, try adding to stews. It is also absolutely delicious cubed, roasted until soft and served with a fresh salsa verde and crumbled goats cheese. Yum!
Best eaten fresh (as opposed to the dry and ground variety), ginger offers a whole host of health benefits. It is known to help with nausea and indigestion, has anti-inflammatory properties and can help fight infections. It’s great in stir-fries and curries or can be covered in hot water with lemon and honey for great detoxing start to your day.
The beautiful gem-like seeds of the pomegranate are chock-full of antioxidants, vitamin C and folate as well as being delicious. Great on salads, deserts as well as savoury middle-eastern inspired dishes.
The humble turnip is an often overlooked root veg but it’s definitely a fall superfood. Full of fibre to keep your gut healthy and vitamin C, these make a great addition to colder weather stews and casseroles and are also delicious thickly sliced and roasted as a veggie alternative to your Sunday roast. And you can also eat the leaves!