15 May The BEST UK Summer Foods for 2020
The summer season in the UK officially starts on the 1st June and lasts until 31 August and there are so many fresh fruit and vegetable products that are in their prime season within the UK. Below is a list of our favourite summer season food!
What Produce Is In Season In The UK This Summer?
The berries that are in season within the UK this summer:
Berries are great fruits when in season and are super affordable to buy and can provide multiple purposes. For example; you can eat fresh fruit as it comes, as a snack and on the go, you can blend a variety of berries for homemade smoothies and juices and blitz to make fresh sauces and purees perfect for accompanying dessert choices at meal time. But did you know the endless health benefits that berries can bring? They aid in fighting inflammation, help to lower cholesterol levels, jam-packed with antioxidants, high in fibre and are good for keeping your skin in clear, healthy condition, to name a few.
Rhubarb is in good supply in the UK this summer, and can provide maximum flavour for whatever you decide to cook it with, whether it be used in baking, integrated into your savoury dishes or even used as an ingredient to a homemade alcoholic cocktail! It has a high fibre content contributing as a natural, healthy bowel movement and it provides a healthy amount of vitamins K and C, potassium and manganese, and low in calories hosting just 20 calories per serving.
Rhubarb Recipe Ideas:
- Rhubarb Crumble
- Rhubarb Gin & Tonic
- Rhubarb Jam
- Rhubarb Sorbet
Beetroot and Celery
Did you know that beetroot is low in fat, packed with vitamins and minerals and full with antioxidants? Often a popular choice for Olympians to enjoy as a juice or shake, beetroot in addition to celery are now becoming extremely popular vegetables for consumers to pick up while doing their food shop and local eateries and restaurants developing their menus to include more of their flavour. As with beetroot, celery is becoming increasingly popular to enjoy blended to a juice consistency to kick-start your day.
Courgettes are often at their prime between the months of June to September and can be used within a range of different recipes for a healthy and nutritious meal. Try it raw, fried or in a stir-fry for a selection of flavours to be brought through.
Courgette Recipe Ideas:
- Courgetti Spaghetti
- Courgette Fritters
- Courgette, Potato and Cheddar Soup
Within the bracket of leaf salad we mean Lettuce (Cos, Iceberg, Gem), Rocket, Spinach and Watercress are all in prime season this summer in the UK. This means that making the perfect summer salad has never been easier and more exciting! Create your own colourful rainbow salad using one of the above leaf options and add Cucumber, Spring Onion, Round Tomatoes and Broccoli into the mix (all also in prime season this summer in the UK) for a nutritious lunch packed with vitamins.
When experimenting with your cooking on an evening, you will find that incorporating different herbs and spices into your pan will really enhance the flavour and give a dish the kick it may need! With herbs such as Coriander, Chives, Dill and Tarragon being in good supply in the UK this summer, it’s time to try something new with tonight’s meal!
If you would like to check out our full, extensive list of produce in season this summertime in the UK, head to our website where you can download your copy of our very own seasonal calendar! If you would like any further information or you would like to place an order with us, let’s talk on 0191 491 0856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JR Holland are a food service company based in the North East. We are wholesale fruit & vegetable suppliers and provide national chilled distribution.