Seasonal vegetables, October

Below is a list of the seasonal vegetables available in October . Select the vegetables to learn about the properties.


Garlic is a food used in cooking, both cooked and raw, in many preparations. In the past, however, it was also used for medicinal purposes. In fact, garlic is antiseptic, hypoglycemic and useful for the regularization of cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.


Chard is a vegetable of the Chenepodiacee family. Rich in water, mineral salts, carotenoids, chlorophyll and fibers, it is useful for eliminating toxic substances and excess fats in the body. In addition, the beet also stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile, thus promoting digestion.


Carrots are vegetables widely used in cooking and in diets, in fact, 100 g of carrots contain only 84 kcal. Carrots have a purifying, moisturizing and soothing action, and are very useful for stomach health, because they protect it from harmful microorganisms.


Cabbages ( Brassica oleracea L. ) are foods low in calories and with an anti-inflammatory action. Useful for the health of the intestine and the digestive tract, cabbages are also rich in vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, potassium.


Chickpeas are legumes rich in carbohydrates and proteins allied to the heart. They contain, in fact, folate, a substance that helps to keep homocysteine ​​low, responsible for an increased risk of the onset of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack.


The onion is a vegetable with an antibiotic and purifying action. They are able to remineralize and disinfect the organism and are widely used in cooking in the preparation of first courses, appetizers, main courses, bread and even biscuits.


Chicory ( Chichorium intybus ) is a useful food to stimulate concentration and health for hair and skin. From the laxative action, chicory is also useful to stimulate the activity of pancreas and liver, and regulate the amount of glucose and cholesterol in the blood.


Chives are a plant rich in vitamin C, potassium and phosphorus. It is known not only for its use in the kitchen, but also as an allied plant of the heart, able to help the blood circulation and stimulate the appetite.


Beans are legumes rich in fiber, vitamins and mineral salts. Although they have a high calorie content, beans are useful for regulating the level of cholesterol in the blood, thanks to the presence of lecithin.

Green beans

Green beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are the bean pods harvested before they reach maturity. From the diuretic and refreshing action, the green beans are also used in the diet against constipation and in the diet against diabetes.


Fennel ( Foeniculum vulgare ) is a plant of the Umbelliferae family known for its purifying and digestive properties. Rich in minerals and vitamins, it prevents the formation of intestinal gases and contains anethole, a substance capable of acting on abdominal contractions.


Lettuce is a vegetable of which there are many varieties, which can be consumed either raw, or cooked (in ministers and soups). Rich in 95% water, lettuce has a great ability to rehydrate the human body.


Lentils are legumes with a high nutritional value, useful for promoting concentration and memory. Also suitable in the diet for coeliacs, they are rich in iron, phosphorus and B vitamins.


Eggplants are useful vegetables with a mineralizing action, useful in the summer, when sweating tends to lose minerals. Also rich in vitamins, in particular Vitamia A, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K and vitamin J, they have an antioxidant action.


Potatoes are tubers rich in potassium, complex carbohydrates and vitamin C. Useful in the diet for diabetics, they have energetic and inflammatory properties.


Peas contain phytoestrogens and are useful against the symptoms of menopause. In addition to being used in the kitchen, peas are also useful in natural cosmetics, where they are used in the preparation of firming and toning masks for the skin.


The leek ( Allium ameloprasum ) is a plant of the Liliaceae family with diuretic properties. Rich in flavonoids, minerals and vitamins, it also has a detoxifying, moisturizing and natural antioxidant action.


Radicchio is a vegetable with an antioxidant action, rich in potassium, magnesium, vitamin B and vitamin C. Useful against psoriasis, obesity, constipation and poor digestion, it also has a purifying action, valid against digestive difficulties .


Radishes ( Raphanus sativus ) are vegetables with diuretic and purifying properties. Rich in iron, phosphorus calcium, vitamins of group B, they are valid allies of the liver and kidneys.


Shallot is a vegetable that contains silicon, useful for the health of nails and hair. Rich in iodine and antioxidants, shallot has beneficial effects on the nervous system, is useful for thyroid health and can be used in the diet against cholesterol.


Celery, useful against fatal hernia, is a food rich in vitamins. Used in the diet against high blood pressure and also useful against rheumatism and for the health of the nervous system.


Spinach ( Spinacia oleacea ) are foods rich in vitamin A, useful for the health of the intestines and muscles. They contain a good amount of iron and help keep the heart and eyes healthy.

Jerusalem artichokes

The Jerusalem artichoke is a tuber poor in calories (30 kcal per 100 g), also known as the Jerusalem artichoke. From the probiotic action, it is useful for strengthening the immune system, reducing blood cholesterol levels, regulating intestinal activity and stabilizing glucose values.


Pumpkin is a vegetable of which there are several varieties. In Italy, the most used in the kitchen are the Cucurbita maxima and the Cucurbita moscata. Poor in calories and rich in nutrients, the pumpkin has a diuretic and calming action and its pulp can be used for soothing purposes against skin inflammation.

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