Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

We recently visited a local farmer's market to get the 411 on these seasonal fruits. Learn more about what fruits are in season, their health benefits, and how to make a good selection.


Honeydew

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

Benefits

  • Fat and cholesterol free, low sodium
  • Boosts immune system
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • High water content leads to healthier, smooth,
    firm skin
  • Promotes eye health
Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

How to pick ‘em

  • Creamy, white, pale, waxy rind
  • Bounces back when you press it
  • Should have a noticeable smell, in a good way
  • Heavy for its size
     


Mangoes

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

Benefits

  • Low fat, sodium and cholesterol free
  • Boosts immune system and lowers risk for cancer
  • Promotes hair growth
  • Clears up acne
  • Improves eye health, bone health, and digestion

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

How to pick ‘em

  • Sweet aroma
  • Should give slightly with a light squeeze

Pineapple

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

Benefits

  • Fat and cholesterol free, low sodium
  • High in vitamin C
  • Boosts immune system
  • Boosts energy production
    (excellent source of manganese and thiamin)
  • Promotes eye health

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

How to pick ‘em

  • No soft spots
  • Sweet smell at the stem end
  • Heavy for its size

Limes

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

Benefits

  • Fat, sodium, and cholesterol free
  • Improves digestion and prevents heart diseases
  • Reduces body odor and dandruff
  • Leads to healthier skin whether eaten or
    applied directly
  • Assists in weight loss

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

How to pick 'em

  • Light green/yellow, smooth skin
  • Should give slightly with a light squeeze
  • Heavy for its size


Oranges

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

Benefits

  • Fat, sodium, and cholesterol free
  • Helps fight skin, lung, breast, stomach,
    and colon cancer
  • Lowers cholesterol and risk of disease
  • Improves heart and skin health
  • Promotes eye health

 

Be well, Auburn.

Seasonal Fruits Ripe for the Pickin'

How to pick ‘em

  • No green or white areas on skin
  • Firm, tight skin
  • Heavy for its size

Photography: Cat S.

Michelle is a Disney and Pixar enthusiast majoring in graphic design and minoring in women’s studies and creative writing. She loves music, literature, visual art, and pretty much any other type of art you can think of. You’ll most likely find her drawing, singing, baking, painting, watching a Disney movie or drawing some more.  

Originally entering Auburn as a nutrition major, Michelle still is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing articles for Be Well about healthy recipes, crafts, Disney, some maybe not-so-healthy recipes, and more. 

If you couldn’t tell, she also just really, really loves Disney.