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Winter, spring, summer, and fall each offer their own unique fruits and vegetables for distinct seasonal flavor. Learn to choose and use each season's best.

Spring Clean Your Diet

Fresh fruits and vegetables abound during the spring, so make room for these nutritional powerhouses. By: Katherine Brooking, M.S., R.D.

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Spring Vegetables and Fruits: Asparagus
Photo: John Autry

Asparagus

Dubbed the “food of kings” by Louis XIV of France, asparagus definitely have a royal nutritional profile. Low in fat and high in fiber, these tender stalks are a good source of iron, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Asparagus are at their peak from March through June but can be purchased year-round. Once harvested, asparagus deteriorate rapidly, so place them in cool storage to retain freshness and nutrition. Delicious roasted, grilled, or lightly sautéed in olive oil, these seasonal spears make a tasty addition to any meal.

View Recipe: Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette

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