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  • Hayley Rudd

Vegan Bliss: Embracing September's Fruit-Picking Season in British Columbia


Hello, fruit enthusiasts and fellow foodies! It's that time of the year again when the sun is still shining brightly, and the air is crisp with the promise of autumn...it's fruit-picking season in beautiful British Columbia! Read on, as we at Rebel Food Company, explore the joys of fruit picking and discover the incredible health benefits of some of our favourite fruits harvested this month.


Fruit-Picking Season: A Time of Abundance

The arrival of September is like nature's gift to us. The trees and bushes laden with ripe, juicy fruits are ready to be picked, making this a perfect time for fruit lovers to enjoy the bounty of Mother Nature. Whether you're visiting a local orchard or harvesting from your backyard garden, there's something truly magical about plucking fresh fruits straight from the source.


Health Benefits of September Fruits

Let's dive into some of the fruits that British Columbia's fruit-picking season offers and explore why they are essential not only for your health but also for vegans looking to enrich their diets.

  1. Apples: September marks the beginning of the apple harvest season, and apples are packed with essential nutrients. They are a rich source of dietary fibre, vitamins (especially vitamin C), and antioxidants. Apples are also known to support heart health, aid in digestion and regulate blood sugar levels.

  2. Pears: These delicious fruits are another September favourite. Pears are a good source of fibre, vitamin C and potassium. They are known to improve gut health, aid in weight management and promote cardiovascular health.

  3. Strawberries: Although strawberry season peaks in June, you can still find delicious late-season strawberries in September. These red gems are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants. They are excellent for skin health, immune support and can aid in weight management.

  4. Cherries: Cherries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They are known to support joint health, improve sleep quality and reduce muscle soreness. Their natural sweetness makes them a perfect addition to desserts or snacks for vegans.

  5. Blackberries: Blackberries are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in vitamins, minerals, and fibre. They support digestive health, boost cognitive function and help in maintaining healthy skin.

  6. Rhubarb: While often used as a vegetable, rhubarb is treated as a fruit in cooking due to its tart flavour. It's a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin K. Rhubarb is known to aid digestion and contribute to bone health.

  7. Other September Fruits: British Columbia also offers an array of other fruits such as plums, grapes and late-season raspberries. These fruits provide various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them valuable additions to a vegan diet.

Why These Fruits Are Essential for Vegans

For vegans, incorporating a wide variety of fruits like those harvested in September is crucial for maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet. These fruits not only provide essential vitamins and minerals but also offer a range of health benefits that can support vegan lifestyles:

  1. Nutrient Diversity: Fruits offer a diverse range of nutrients that can help vegans meet their nutritional needs, including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

  2. Fibre: Many fruits are rich in dietary fibre, which aids in digestion, promotes satiety, and supports overall gut health.

  3. Natural Sweetness: Fruits provide a natural and healthy source of sweetness, allowing vegans to enjoy delicious desserts and snacks without the need for refined sugars.

  4. Health Benefits: The health benefits of these fruits, such as improved heart health, immune support and skin health, can be particularly beneficial for vegans who prioritize their well-being.

As we venture out into the fields and orchards of British Columbia this September, we encourage you to join us in celebrating the beauty of fruit picking season. Not only will you enjoy the bountiful harvest, but you'll also reap the numerous health benefits of these delectable fruits. Whether you're a vegan or simply a lover of wholesome, natural foods, these September fruits are sure to satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.

So, grab your baskets and head out to the nearest orchard or farmers' market to savour the flavours of the season. It's time to indulge in the goodness of September fruits and embrace the magic of fruit picking season in British Columbia!



Photograph by Marek Studzinski

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