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15 Fruits that Will Be in Season this Spring

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With the drudgery of dull winter food now a distant memory, the arrival of fresh fruit can add a spring to anyone’s step.

Embracing seasonal eating involves finding fruits at their very freshest, which is rewarding for several reasons.

Aside from the obvious economic argument—local produce in season is at its most plentiful and cheapest—fresh fruit found this spring is fizzing with flavour as well as contributing towards your five-a-day target.

This makes March, April and May the perfect time to banish those winter blues by rediscovering those tastes of childhood and maybe even experimenting with more exotic fruity offerings.

The Liberty Buzz presents a guide to the most delicious and nutritious fresh fruits in season this spring.

Apricot

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Pineapples are also available all year-round in parts of the U.S., but the very best of the fruit is probably at its prime throughout the months of spring.

The pineapple is second behind only bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit for good reason.

Not only is the distinctively grooved fruit absolutely delicious, the pineapple is also fully-loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, including enzymes.

Navel orange

Navel oranges come into season from the start of the year in the U.S. and the fruit is available until the end of spring.

Navel oranges are in full flavor at this time, making them irresistible candidates for juicing, cooking or simply devouring the fresh fruit segments whole.

Navel oranges are also one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, filled with vitamin C, fiber, potassium, while remaining low in calories.

Strawberry

Thanks to ever-hardier varieties, fresh strawberries are available for much of the year, although the season’s sweet spot is usually between April and June.

The U.S. Produce Marketing Association recognises strawberries as America’s third favourite fruit and the attraction is obvious.

This exceptionally sweet fruit is versatile enough to complement a wide range of dishes, but many are enjoyed simply with a side of cream.

And the bright pink berry’s colourful pigments actually contain protective properties, including the prevention of inflammatory conditions and heart disease.

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