In July, summer fully settles in. It is with pleasure that we welcome the juicy fruits and vegetables of the sun, rich in vitamins, not to mention the aromatic herbs, meats, and fish to consume this month. Here is the list of these foods and their benefits.
After a sometimes timid sun in June, the month of July augurs temperature rises, outdoor cooking and the arrival of these typical dishes of the summer seasons. This is the time to take advantage of it to favor seasonal foods.
Faced with the strong heat and the rather dry air of July, the list of fruits and vegetables full of water and Vitamins and salts minerals lengthens to hydrate our body and compensate for the lack of water caused by the perspiration. Meat and fish will be a good sources of protein and omega-3.
The benefits of July fruit
In July, the red fruits are always out, with their virtues Antioxidant and their contributions in fibers and minerals. To the red fruits are added the first berries of the summer, blackberries, Blueberries and mirabelle plums, low in calories, they too are rich in fiber and above all, they are “superfoods”, that is to say, condensed vitamins and antioxidants.
To the so appreciated melons and Watermelons which made their appearance the previous month, are added the first Apricots and burgeons, sweet fruits and full of vitamin c, but also Figs, rich in trace elements and minerals. Enough to concoct fruit salads as varied as they are good for health.
List of fruits to taste in July
Mirabelle plum (the very beginning)
The benefits of July vegetables
Raw vegetables are also the stars of July. Among the summer vegetables there are the cucumber beans greens, various and varied salads, chards or cabbage in all its forms, are natural sources of water and Minerals, ideal for spending a summer in shape.
In July, it is also always the full season of sun vegetables, among which we find the aubergine, rich in potassium, zinc, and magnesium; the pepper, which holds the record for vitamin C (more than the orange) or the courgette, many of whose virtues are found in his skin, rich in flavonoids.
With their low caloric value, these vegetables are perfect for the summer, cooked or raw and to be preferred as much as possible in your daily diet.
List of vegetables to taste in July.
Fish, seafood, and meat, what to consume in July?
Let us not forget that the Pisces, seafood, and meats also respond to a seasonality to be respected. As regards, in particular, fish and crustaceans, Fishing periods are highly regulated according to the seasons.
July marks the opening of the mussels, which contain lots of benefits: they are rich in minerals, such as iron, zinc but also in selenium and B vitamins. the sardine is also always present, with its significant contribution to omegas.
This month of summer is also the great period of the abundance of albacore tuna, for the simple reason that this fish only frequents European waters during the summer periods and in autumn. This big fish is a very good source of Protein.
The list of fish and seafood to consume in July
Fish: anchovy, hake, conger, place, mackerel, skate, st. peter, sardine, salmon, albacore tuna, turbot
Crustaceans: sea spider (early July), shrimp, crayfishPrawns lobster spiny lobster Norway lobster crab
Shells: but, mold
It should be noted that for many underwater species, the summer months mark a necessary rest for the reproduction and preservation of the species.
On the meat side, in summer we often consume lamb, rich in zinc and protein, while limiting that of pork and sheep. In addition, preference will also be given to white meats, low in fat and high in protein, such as rabbits or chickens, but also very light meats such as guinea fowl.
The list of meats to taste in July
Meat for slaughter: lamb and veal
Poultry: rabbit, pigeon, guinea fowl, chicken
Game: none in July
What cheeses to consume in July?
the Cheese also responds to a particular seasonality, depending on the rhythm of the animals themselves (cows, goats, or ewes) and their own diet. Thus, summer is an ideal time for the production of cheeses, since the pastures are covered with grass and therefore allow to give good milk.
The list of cheeses to taste in July
Soft pasta: brie, camembert, chabichou, maroilles, Reblochon, rocamadour, pont l’Evêque, saint Félicien, saint Maure, saint Marcellin, tomme de Belley, valençay
Pressed pasta: abundance, beaufort, Cantal, Emmental, gruyère, laguiole, mimolette, morbier, parmesan, tomme de Savoie, Ossau-iraty, saint Nectaire
Marbling paste: Roquefort, bleu de Gex, bleu des Causses, fourme d’Ambert, bleu d’Auvergne, bleu de Bresse
Fresh cheese: ricotta
Flavors of July
In summer, we find aromatic herbs that can nevertheless be consumed all year round, dry. Mint, in particular, is very beneficial in times of high heat, especially in infusion, since it is a naturally refreshing plant.