Pittman & Davis recommended Fruit of the Month
Now that there is a deadly cold virus that is devastating the world, it is imperative that we prepare ourselves by boosting our immune system to fight off the disease. By eating nutritious food and following a strict healthy diet we can protect ourselves from being one of its victims.
What to Eat
We can help our body to fight off diseases by eating more fruits which are essential sources of vitamins and minerals. Fruits also contain antioxidants that can help boost and improve our overall health. We should buy fruits that are in season to make sure we only get superior quality fruits. Check out the Fruit of the Month Club that Pittman & Davis recommend.
- January: Honeybell Tangelos – A supremely sweet and juicy fruit that is a hybrid between a Duncan Grapefruit and Dancy Tangerine. It is rich in riboflavin, thiamine, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C which can help in repairing damaged tissue and aid in growth. It also has vitamin A, which helps boost the immune system, and dietary fiber which aids in digestion.
- February: Navel Oranges – Known for the weird looking navel-like formation found on one end of the fruit, sweet Navel Oranges are a must-have in the month of February. This cultivar is packed with nutrients like vitamin C and potassium which are known to protect the heart against diseases. What’s more, it is low in calories so if you are watching your diet and calorie intake then Navel Oranges should be part of your diet.
- March: Cara Cara Oranges – Cara Cara is a mutated Navel Orange with pink-hued flesh and flavor blended with cranberry. This wonderful fruit has 20 percent more vitamin C and 30 percent more vitamin A than regular Navels. Nutrients in Cara Cara Navel Oranges can help improve memory, reduce heart diseases and bolster the immune system.
- April: Ruby Red Grapefruit – If you still think that all Grapefruits are acidic and too tangy then you are missing out on a lot. Try the Ruby Red Grapefruit and be in for a big surprise. You will be shocked to find a well-balanced sweet-tart flavored fruit with a Grapefruit twist all its own. Grapefruits are high in antioxidants and contain vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, and flavanones which are known to help the immune system fight off diseases like the common cold, asthma, diabetes, and heart diseases.
- May: Pineapples – Think of the exotic tropics and you will immediately think of the pristine beaches, white sand, and flavorful pineapples. This member of the bromeliad family is deliciously sweet and refreshingly tart at the same time with a distinct flavor that is unlike any other fruit. Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes, and antioxidants.
- June: 10 lb Vidalia Onions – Unlike other onions you typically find in the market, Vidalia Onions are huge and sweet. It contains compounds and antioxidants that can help fight inflammation and diseases. They can also help reduce high blood pressure and lower down the risk of developing plaque along arteries.
- July: 2 Personal Watermelons – Another fruit that is sweet and wonderfully refreshing, Watermelon is a low-calorie fruit that is made of mostly water. This nutrient-dense fruit can hydrate you during the hot summer month of July and at the same time help relieve muscle soreness, prevent macular degeneration, and have diuretic properties. It also contains antioxidants that may combat cancer-causing free radicals in the body.
- August: 6 Tropical Mangoes – Tropical mangoes are some of the sweetest fruits you can find in the world. Their fresh taste ranges from floral, to citrusy, with the texture varying from fibrous to buttery. Mangoes are high in dietary fiber and they also contain vitamins A and C, and powerful antioxidants that can help prevent flue and at the same time boost the immune system.
- September: Bartlett Pears – The Bartlett Pear is crunchy, juicy, and carries the true pyriform pear shape. Pears are one of the most healthful fruits you can buy in the market and should be part of your diet. They contain a high amount of fiber that supports weight loss, and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, and heart diseases.
- October: Fuji Apples – Fuji Apples are sweet and crispy treats you can munch on any time of the day. Aside from snacking, you may also use Fuji Apples when making applesauce, baking, and cooking. These apples are rich in vitamin C that can help protect the body from illnesses, have high amounts of flavonoids that prevent heart diseases, and are a good source of fiber that helps reduce cholesterol levels.
- November: Comice Pears – Hailed to be the sweetest and juiciest among the rest of the pears, Comice Pears can be easily identified by their round body with a short neck. Unlike Bartlett, Comice Pears are soft and have a mellow, earthy flavor. This variety of pear is a yummy source of dietary fiber when eaten whole and can provide 24 percent of the recommended daily fiber allowance. They also contain potassium and vitamin C.
- December: Ruby Red Grapefruit – Red is the name of the game with Grapefruits. The Ruby Red Grapefruit is the first of its kind to have a sweet taste and mild acid flavor. The Red Grapefruits contain lycopene, a carotenoid, gives the fruit its distinctive red color. Lycopene is also known as a powerful antioxidant that can help fight free radicals that cause cell damage and cancer. Ruby Red Grapefruits are also a good source of vitamins and minerals that can promote good health.