4 fruits we should eat in the winter

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Many fruits in winter are not as nutritious as those in other seasons. Health experts advise that in the winter you should choose to eat the following fruits.

I know, it’s winter time, have you been wondering, what kind of fruits should I eat during this time?

Eating fresh fruit is a very normal thing in the summer. But in the winter, choosing fruit that is both delicious and nutritious is not as easy though many fruits are now available all year round. Many fruits in winter do not have the desired flavor and appeal as well as nutrient-rich fruits that are available in other seasons.

However, this does not mean that you cannot find any good fruits in winter. You can still choose the right type of healthy food in this season. Many health experts advise us that in winter we should choose to eat juicy citrus fruits.

When winter comes, juicy citrus fruits are usually tasty and rich in vitamin C and other nutrients. While you can drink juice from oranges, pomelo fruits, you can eat whole fresh kumquat fruits. Kumquats contain aromatic oils, and are often used to flavor some other foods.

So, what are those juicy fruits?

Pomegranate

pomegranate fruits for winter

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Pomegranate is a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which is useful for shiny skin. You can definitely use pomegranate seeds for salads, juice or dessert.

Orange

You shouldn’t miss orange during this winter.

There are two types of oranges: red (blood) and yellow (ordinary) orange. You can easily find regular orange in the US but red orange is more common in Europe. This type of oranges is more popular in winter and spring with awesome aroma. Also, it is rich in nutrients like other yellow oranges.

red orange fruits for winter

Delicious red orange (Source: Google)

yellow orange fruits for winter

Juicy oranges (Source: Pixabay)

The combination of high antioxidants (vitamin C) and flavonoids in orange make it a fruit that promotes health and prevents disease. To be more specific, it can help prevent cancer, heart disease and hardening of the arteries, lower cholesterol, reduce constipation, boost the sperm health, strengthen the immune system, reduce the rate of stomach ulcers, reduce inflammation.

Pomelo

pomelo

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You should be able to distinguish the difference of pomelo and grapefruits. So, what do you know about pomelo fruit?

Pomelo is a fruit in the same family with other citrus fruits, but slightly larger than oranges. Pomelo is usually classified according to its flesh color, including red, pink or honey white pomelo. Meanwhile, the color of the pomelo does not affect the taste of grapefruit.

Pomelo fruit is very beneficial for human health. Pomelo contains a large amount of natural sugar, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and carotene.

So, what are the benefits of pomelo fruit?

Studies have shown that pomelo has the following benefits: supporting the digestive system, limiting acidosis, reducing the risk of diabetes, maintaining your weight control. You absolutely should know how to lose weight with pomelo .

Also, that is why they are one of the top 7 fruits for people with diabetes.

Pear

asian pear

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Last but not least, the fruits that you can enjoy during winter are pears (surprisingly not citrus fruits anymore!).​​​​

Pear is an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C. However, the peel of this Asian fruit contains most of the vitamin C, as well as the fiber. So do not peel the pear to avoid missing most of the nutrients from the pear. What are the other 6 fruits you should never peel?

According to Medical News Today, pears are often high in iron, antioxidant nutrients and vitamin C, which are important for strengthening the immune system of the human body, preventing diabetes, inflammation of the kidneys, anti-alkali deficiency in the blood, allergies and other skin diseases.

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Post Author: Jasmine

12 thoughts on “4 fruits we should eat in the winter

    Jennifer

    (November 29, 2017 - 1:20 am)

    That’s funny that you showed kumquats because I was looking for those last week for my Thanksgiving meal. I was actually going to combine two of your suggested fruits, kumquats and pomegranate, to make a compote for the turkey instead of cranberry sauce. lol. Most people I know only peel their fruits and veggies if they are buying non-organic, and I know that’s especially true for the thin skinned pear. What are your thoughts on organic versus non-organic?

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:22 am)

      Your recipe sounds delish! I believe it is better to have organic fruit as you can definitely enjoy the whole fruits without worrying about anything.

    paul

    (November 29, 2017 - 2:50 am)

    HI
    I had never heard of a pomelo fruit. I will have to find one & try.
    They seem to have all the healthy vitamins I will need to get me through the long winter months.
    I will let you know what I think of the taste, when I find one ?
    Keep up the informative information
    Paul

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:20 am)

      Glad you found more glue about pomelo fruit on our article. It is mildly sour but when it is ripe, it is really sweet too.

    Jo Morris

    (November 29, 2017 - 2:57 am)

    Interesting – there is a Fruit here that I’ve never heard of, unless it is are named differently across the pond! It is the Pomelo Fruit – I literally have no clue what this is!!

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:19 am)

      Thanks for your comment. It is one member in the citrus family like orange, lime, and it is somewhat the same as grapefruit, except their peels are different.

    Joseph Towsley

    (November 29, 2017 - 2:59 am)

    Unfortunately the only fruit on that list that I can eat is the pears. All of the other citric fruits make me sick. But I was unaware of the nutritional value of a pear. Definitely something I need to eat more of. Thank you for all of the great information!

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:18 am)

      Thanks for your comment. Now you know how awesome that fruit is. 🙂

    Monika

    (November 29, 2017 - 3:24 am)

    Hi
    You have shared some very helpful information about winter fruits and their benefits.
    I have not heard about the pomelo fruit. Do you know if it is available in Canada? I suppose I would only find it in specialty food shops?
    If I can find some I think it would be a great addition to my weight loss diet program.
    I will certainly bookmark your site to learn more about all the benefits for the various fruits of the world , you have a great resource here.

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:18 am)

      Thanks for your comment! Unfortunately, we don’t know much about area in Canada. But I believe you can find it in any Asian grocery stores.

    Fred

    (November 29, 2017 - 4:40 am)

    Good job on the fruit, I didn’t know some of them fruits, thanks for the information.

      Jasmine

      (November 29, 2017 - 8:17 am)

      That’s great to hear Fred! I’m glad that I can share some of the fruits with you. 🙂

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