With spring on the horizon, you should be seeing a change in offerings at your local farmers market. The vibrant colors of the fresh fruits and vegetables invoke good feelings of health and wellness and may even inspire you to try some new recipes.

Check out all the fruits and vegetables sprouting in spring, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.

Apples

Benefits: fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and potassium

Asparagus

Benefits: fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K

Avocado

Benefits: vitamins C, E, K, and B-6, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids

Bananas

Benefits: Magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C

Broccoli

Benefits: fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium

Brussel Sprouts

Benefits: fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, iron, thiamine, magnesium and phosphorus

Cabbage

Benefits: Protein, Fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, Vitamin B6

Citrus Fruits (oranges, grapefruits, limes and lemons)

Benefits: carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, folate, calcium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, riboflavin, pantothenic acid

Cucumbers

Benefits: potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A,

Greens (arugula, spinach, lettuce, Swiss Chard)

Benefits: vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, folate, vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, iron and potassium

Leeks

Benefits: fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin B6, iron and manganese

Mushrooms

Benefits: copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc, folate, selenium, glutathione, ergothioneine

Peas

Benefits: protein, fiber, Vitamin A, iron, folate, thiamin, Vitamin C and manganese, vitamin K

Strawberries

Benefits: Carbohydrates, Dietary fiber, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus:

Vidalia Onions

Benefits: vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, calcium, iron, protein, quercetin

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