Winter vegetables

Flowering winter vegetables

In winter, seasonal flowering vegetables such as artichokes, cauliflower and broccoli cannot be missing from our tables. Artichokes are winter vegetables very rich in mineral salts (mostly sodium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium) and vitamins B1 and B3 while guaranteeing a slightly lower intake of vitamin C. With a very low calorie content (47 kcal per 100 grams), artichokes are perfect products to include in slimming diets but also to make particularly tasty dishes. Cauliflowers and broccoli are very rich in protovitamin and vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, B9 (folic acid), PP, C, K and U as well as minerals such as phosphorus, calcium, iron, sulfur, potassium, copper, magnesium and iodine.

Winter leafy vegetables

Among the leafy vegetables available in winter, lettuce, radicchio and spinach are particularly beneficial vegetables that allow you to fill up on vitamins and minerals. In particular, lettuce, commonly called with the generic term of salad, is available in numerous variations (Roman, smooth, gentle or iceberg) and is very low in calories (15 kcal per hundred grams) and very rich. of vitamins (A, of group B, C, K) and mineral salts (iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper). Similarly, radicchio and spinach (both with 23 kcal per hundred grams) guarantee a consistent supply of vitamins B, C, K and P, folic acid, calcium and potassium and have excellent purifying and antioxidant properties. The spinach, however,

Winter root vegetables

Among the winter vegetables that fall into the root category, particularly popular this season are carrots, turnips and radishes. Carrots guarantee a reduced caloric intake (35 kcal per hundred grams) although very rich in mineral salts such as sodium, potassium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, copper, selenium and magnesium and vitamins A and C. Turnips (28 kcal per hundred grams ) are one of the most nutritious vegetables and belong to the same family as cabbage and brussels sprouts. In addition to being very rich in mineral salts, turnip guarantees a consistent supply of vitamins A, B, B12 and folic acid. Finally, radishes contain only 16 kcal per hundred grams and brought to the table allow you to fill up with mineral salts and vitamins as well as perform a significant purifying action.

Winter vegetables: Winter stem vegetables

Finally, among the winter vegetables from stems, thistle is a product very often included in slimming diets both because it is particularly light (one hundred grams provide only 10 kcal) but also because it is very rich in fiber as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium and folic acid. Its rather bitter taste recalls that of the artichoke while its shape recalls that of celery. Finally, fennel is a vegetable with well-known properties. Used very often in the kitchen because it is able to give an unmistakable aroma, it is also a vegetable very low in fat (only 31 kcal per 100 grams) and very rich in fiber, mineral salts such as potassium, calcium and phosphorus and vitamins, especially A , B and C.

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