Arizona grows a lot of spring and summertime crops. More than you’d think and with great variety.
Our Arizona list of spring and summer foods in season is enlightening.
- Black-eyed peas
- Bok Choy
- Brussel sprouts
- Celeriac/celery root
- Green beans
- Green onion/scallions
- Melons (watermelon, cantaloupe, and Honeydew)
- Squash (summer)
- Sweet peppers
- Sweet potatoes
- Zucchini Blossoms
In fact, Arizona’s spring and summer crops cover a variety of fruits and vegetables most don’t know much about. Our melon production in Arizona, watermelon and cantaloupe, is a multi-million-dollar business.
Of course, Arizona fruit and vegetable farmers are growing for the market and for especially what will grow here. And the market rise in some of our spring and summer vegetables is influenced by what our nutritionists are saying about a variety of these foods.
For Arizona families wanting to get in shape during springtime and summer or simply feel a lot more healthful, they should add more avocados, papayas and matcha teas that can help maintain satiety for a longer period of time.
Chili peppers and other foods have properties that improve metabolism and burn fat and calories, while coconut oil has medium-chain triglycerides that can boost satiety and help the body achieve ketosis.