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Top five autumn foods

Posted Mar 22 2010 2:15am
For those of us who live in the southern hemisphere, Autumn is upon us.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Autumn is a time for storing vital energy so we can make it through the winter in a healthy state. The Chinese believe autumn is a time for nourishing foods that warm the body. Here are ten great seasonal foods to eat during autumn.

1. Parsnips. Great source of fibre, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Lovely boiled with carrot and mashed.

2. Sweet potatoes. Contain 23 times the amount of vitamin A and are low GI as you would find in the same serving of brocolli. Amazing roasted, or use like pumpkin in a soup.

3. Mandarins. Eat as a fruit alone, or add to salads. Great source of vitamin C.

4. Pears. High in fibre, low GI and easy to digest. Pears are lovely on their own, or cooked with puddings or cakes. Great with cheese.

5. Figs. Great source of fibre and calcium. Try this Baked Figs with Honey and Yogurt recipe .
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