3 foods you should eat in June

3 foods you should eat in June

Friday 25th May 2018

Strawberries

With a distinct association with summer, this is an obvious one. Low calorie (33 calories per 100g) and full of vitamin C, antioxidants, folate and fibre they’re diverse too, from eating them alone as a dessert option to adding them to your salads you won’t be able to miss fresh strawberries in supermarkets this June.

Top tip; don’t wash them before they go in the fridge, they won’t ripen any more after they’ve been picked and water will make them g soggy.

Mangetout

A type of pea, mangetout is harvested when the pod is still flat. It is also low in calories, with only 33 per 100g. Rich in potassium it can help lower your risk of heart disease, and rich in vitamin K it can help your bones stay strong by improving calcium absorption.

Top tip; mangetout can be eaten raw but if you’re cooking them, take care to serve them with some crunch to get the best flavour.

Tomatoes

Although readily available year round, the British tomato season starts in June. High in potassium and vitamin B tomatoes are good for your health as they help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Top tip, keeping tomatoes in the fridge will dull their flavour, room temperature all the way.