Eating IN SEASON fruit and vegetables goes easier on the budget and works better for the body.

Here’s a list of what is in season during MARCH, Autumn, in South Africa:

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Apple, avocado, banana, fig, gooseberries, grapefruit, grapes, grenadillas, guava, lemon, mango, naartjie, orange, pawpaw (papaya), peach, pear, pineapple, plum, pomegranate, quince, spanspek / sweet melon, tomato, watermelon.


Aubergine / brinjal / eggplant, baby marrow, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, butter beans, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, endives, green beans, horseradish, hubbard squash, kale, leek, corn / maize / mielies, mushrooms, parsnips, peas, radish, spinach / chard, sweet peppers, turnip.

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