Nutrition Summer

Fruits & Vegetables in Season this February

1 February 2017

I hope that you all had a lovely Australia day! It was great to see so many Aussies at the beach with their portable BBQs despite the overcast weather. I had a very traditional Aussie breakfast which consisted of a bacon and egg sandwich, followed by my not so favourite tradition of becoming burnt to a crisp (*sigh*). When will I ever learn?

I have learned that Summer fruits are on their way out, so now is the time to eat as much stone fruit as you can! In February we say goodbye to apricots, mangoes, cherries, bananas and paradise pears. In their place we welcome figs, mangosteens, Howell pears and prickly pears. Has anyone ever tried a mangosteen? Does it taste anything like a mango? I’ll have to give it a try this month and find out for myself.


Asparagus and potatoes are no longer in season. Vegetables coming into season this February include snake beans, chokos, chillies and squash. 


I hope that you can squeeze in a few more visits to the beach before Summer is over. Don’t forget to reapply that sunscreen.

Happy eating!

– Rachel

Seasonal produce guide credit (click on link to see original source): Sydney Markets.

Photo credits (click on links to see original sources): avocadosblackberries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, limeslychees, nectarines, peachesblueberries, figs, mangosteens, howell pears, prickly pearsmelons, plumsvalencia orangespassionfruitspineapples, rambutans, williams peargreen beans, flat beans, butter beans, capsicum, celerycucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, okraonionspeasradishesspinach, snake beans, chokos, chillies, squashsweetcorn, tomatoeszucchinis.

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  • Reply Angela 24 April 2017 at 11:44 am

    I love these infographics. Will you continue to make them for the coming months? Thanks!

    • Reply Rachel Ananin 25 April 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you Angela! I’m glad that you like my seasonal picture guides. I’ll definitely continue to make them.
      – Rachel

      • Reply Angela 26 April 2017 at 6:53 am

        Great! I’m going to print them off and keep them handy. Loved your Bilpin post, I go there each year to pick fruits; it’s so much fun and nice to get back to nature!

        • Reply Rachel Ananin 1 May 2017 at 8:09 am

          I completely agree! Bilpin is so magical. I am there every Summer and Autumn. 🙂

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