Spring is one of our favorite times of the year. Warmer weather, beautiful sunshine, and growing flowers are some of the best things about the season. Another thing we love about this time of year is the fruit that comes into season!
This spring fruits list is the ULTIMATE guide for the health benefits, vitamins, minerals, and how to eat each fruit. We’ve also included a list of recipes that showcase some of the best spring fruit!
We hope you enjoy this guide and have a happy spring season!
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Spring Fruits List (And Benefits)
Apricots are low in calories and great for digestion. They are good for eye, skin, bone, and heart health! Apricots are great in yogurt parfaits or as a delicious and healthy snack.
Avocados are everyone’s favorite superfood, and for good reason! They are considered a superfood because of their high levels of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Avocados contain monounsaturated fats, which are great for your metabolism and help you stay full longer. They are also good for your heart, eyes, brain, kidneys, bones, and so much more! Avocados are great in salads, or on the side for dinner recipes.
Bananas are a great source of Manganese, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Potassium. They can help fight infection, obesity, depression, anxiety, and sugar cravings! Bananas can also enhance nutrient absorption and are a great source of energy. Bananas are perfect as a delicious and healthy snack!
There are some really cool health facts associated with cherries! Cherries can soothe arthritis pain, boost memory power, prevent inflammation, and they help promote better sleep. They are a good source of fiber and Vitamin C as well. Cherries are great in baking recipes, yogurt parfaits, and as a stand alone snack!
Grapefruit provides a lot of water and nutrition in exchange for very little calories. Just one grapefruit has around 40 calories coupled with fiber, potassium, lycopene, choline, and Vitamin C! Grapefruit is perfect for serving with breakfast or as a snack.
Kiwis have been proven to protect your cardiovascular and respiratory systems. They can also improve blood flow and protect your DNA. They are a great fruit to eat when you’re pregnant!
The health benefits of lemon are almost too long to list! Lemons can help improve digestion while detoxifying your body. They can also help treat the common cold, flu, and fever. They’re known for soothing toothaches, helping clean your teeth, easing the pain of a sunburn, and healing a bee sting. Not to mention, they can also reduce dandruff and prevent kidney stones! Lemons are great for using in smoothies, teas, and salad dressings.
Limes are a diabetes superfood! They can help regulate blood sugar and are loaded with fiber, Vitamins A &C, antioxidants, and anti-cancer properties. Limes are great for using on sweet and savory foods!
Pineapple has a key enzyme called Bromelain. Bromelain can reduce inflammation and help with swelling! Pineapple is also loaded with Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Manganese, and Phosphorus. We love adding pineapple to smoothies, yogurt bowls, or eating it on it’s own!
Rhubarb has been proven to aid in digestion, prevent Alzheimers, and improve bone health. It’s a great source of Vitamin C, Calcium, and fiber! Rhubarb is great in baking recipes, such as muffins and pies.
Strawberries are a great low-calorie snack. One cup of strawberries contains just 40 calories! Strawberries can help burn fat, slow down the aging process, and lower the risk of stroke and heart disease. Strawberries are great in yogurt parfaits, smoothies, and as a stand alone snack!
Spring Fruit Recipes
Want to know what to make with this list of spring fruits? Here are the best spring fruit recipes:
- Classic Fruit Smoothie
- 10-Minute Healthy Banana Pancakes
- Tropical Smoothie Recipe
- Chocolate Cherry Crumble Dessert Bars
- The Ultimate Green Avocado Smoothie
- Springtime Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Favorite Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
- Strawberries & Cream Overnight Oats
- Gluten-Free Healthy Rhubarb Muffins
- Pineapple Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Easy Classic Lemon Vinaigrette
- Lemon Poppy Seed Healthy Baked Donuts