Fresh fruits and vegetables are the best grocery store topics right now. This is the season when many wonderful varieties are available, plentiful, and loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. When shopping at Market Basket, we invite you to speak with our produce managers and learn how to select your favorite produce. Learn which fruits and vegetables are best this month and which ones are in season next month and the month after. For example, fresh blackberries, cantaloupe, and corn are in season now. These are followed very soon with chickpeas and cherries.
Blackberries and cantaloupe are a good source of potassium and Vitamin A. One cup of blackberries contains 233 mg of potassium and 308 IU of Vitamin A. One medium wedge of cantaloupe has 184 mg potassium and 2334 IU of Vitamin A. Corn is rich in niacin, Vitamin B-6, and Vitamin C. All of these vitamins and minerals build a stronger immune system and help protect us from disease!