June In-Season Produce

New York has been hit with a heat wave! With the temperature topping 90 degrees, many of us are not in the mood to cook. Luckily, there are many in-season fruits and veggies this month that are delicious just as they are.

Here’s the in-season produce to add to your grocery list to ensure your family eats foods at the peak of freshness this month:

Corn

Lettuce

Apricots

Blueberries

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Corn

Peaches

Strawberries

Watermelon

Apricots

Beets

Bell Peppers

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Endive

Garlic

Green Beans

Green Soybeans

Jalapeno Peppers

Lima Beans

Peas

Tomatoes

Winged Beans

Yukon Gold Potatoes

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Cherries are great for heart health, and they’re in season in June!

Can’t decide what to eat first? If you’re interested in lowering your cholesterol naturally, we recommend reaching for the cherries and blueberries. Cherries and blueberries contain anthocyanins – natural compounds that prevent cholesterol from building up in your arteries.

Lima beans may get a bad rap, but they also have cholesterol-lowering powers, thanks to their high fiber content. And because they’re high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, they’re also good for regularity and for diabetics who want to control their blood sugar levels.

And if you’re looking for an immune system boost, garlic is your go-to seasonal vegetable. It’s packed with minerals and antioxidants like manganese, calcium, vitamin B1, B6 and C, phosphorous, copper, potassium, selenium and tryptophan that work wonders for the immune system. Just don’t load up on it before a first date or job interview, as it does not do wonders for your breath.

Which is your favorite June in-season fruit or vegetable? Tell us below!

Sources: thisfoodthing.com, nourishinteractive.com, wisebread.com, nih.gov, healthdiaries.com, and vegkitchen.com