Do you like vegetables but don’t know which ones to choose in winter? Here are the tips from Alexandra Murcier, dietician-nutritionist, to know which ones to avoid during this cold season.
In winter, it is better to avoid eating certain vegetables. If you don’t know which ones to choose, here is a selection to avoid when preparing your meals.
Choose your vegetables according to the season
The choice of vegetables must follow one criterion: seasonality. “Certain vegetables should be avoided in winter, for ecological and health reasons. confirms Alexandra Murcier. “If they are not seasonal vegetables: either they will come from far away, and therefore their carbon footprint will be bad; or they will grow in a greenhouse, often with more pesticides and poorer organoleptic quality” underlines the expert who recalls that the best thing is to consume local products, when possible.
So what vegetables should you avoid in winter?
In winter, you should therefore avoid vegetables such as:
- eggplant ;
- the pepper ;
- rocket ;
- spinach leaves;
- the tomato;
- the radish ;
- the courgette.
Clarification from our dietician-nutritionist: these vegetables – which actually grow for the most part in spring and summer – should be avoided in their fresh version.
Which vegetables can still be eaten frozen?
“It is possible to eat peppers, in a frozen version, which tolerate freezing well. note l’expert. “There is little loss of vitamins and their texture is preserved.”
This is not the case for arugula and eggplants which do not tolerate freezing well, just like zucchini. Finally, an exception:It is also possible to eat canned asparagus, but be careful, the loss of vitamins is greater with canning than freezing” concludes the specialist.