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What’s in Season in September, and How to Cook It

A list of fruits and vegetables in season in September alongside recipe recommendations.
What’s in Season in September, and How to Cook It
What’s in Season in September, and How to Cook It
Anna at SideChef
Hi, I'm Anna! I love bringing amazing tasty recipes for you from the SideChef HQ in Shanghai.
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Happy September! You made it - congratulations!

In a year that has brought so much uncertainty, and in so many ways a new kind of living I am here to confirm that some things can still be relied upon. Fruits and vegetables are still coming into the season, each month. And this means, there are new things to cook, dozens of new, small novelties await that can be embraced from the comfort (and social distance) of your own kitchen.

When the summer is almost over and the temperatures are starting to drop, with the new football season coming, along with the back-to-school madness, we all got a lot of meals to plan! Luckily, the abundance of produce available in September is simply amazing!

If you get overwhelmed by the amount and variety of fruits and vegetables in season, let this selection help you to make some delicious choices you won’t regret. Not to mention that choosing your groceries from a seasonal selection will save you a decent amount of money.

So get ready to receive some tips on what fresh fruit and vegetables to choose, how to pick them, and what to make with them.

Here’s the selection of fruits and vegetables in season this month, and our favorite recipe pairings.

Fruits in Season for September

Plums

Rich in antioxidants, a good source of fiber, and studies have shown consuming plums can help promote heart and bone health. This fruit is good for you and so easy to cook with. Plums work well for both desserts and savory dishes.

While different varieties have been available since May, September is time to look for the Italian prune plum specifically.

Apples

Who else is READY for apple season? Nothing says the beginning of fall like a beautiful apple pie. ICYMI: apples contain lots of fiber and help protect us against obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.

SANDWICHES & WRAPSLUNCH

Apple Turkey Melt

Fork vs Spoon

Sweet, savory, snackable - a truly underrated culinary sidekick (eh-hem, Side-Chef!), carrots also have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they don’t cause a large spike in blood sugar when you eat them - no rushes, no crashes post eating!

Vegetables in Season for September

Broccoli

Everyone's favorite cruciferous vegetable, broccoli contains fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium while also boasts more protein than most other vegetables. Easily prepared in countless ways, it's one of our favorite all-stars.

Carrots

Sweet, savory, snackable - a truly underrated culinary sidekick (eh-hem, Side-Chef!), carrots also have a low glycemic index (GI), which means they don’t cause a large spike in blood sugar when you eat them - no rushes, no crashes post eating!

Fennel

A member of the carrot-plant family, the crunchy bulb and aromatic seeds of fennel are both highly nutritious. Introducing fennel into your diet regularly may improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and even provide anticancer effects! Need we say more? The delicious vegetable is great shaved into salads or used to flavor soups and braises.

Green Beans

A perfect any-season legume feels especially right for fall as we dive into cooler temperatures and aim to perfect our green bean casseroles by the time Thanksgiving comes around. Bonus: these are also a low FODMAP food.

Corn

Nothing is as sweet of a send-off to summer like fresh corn off the grill. As both a vegetable and whole grain, the possibilities for corn in your kitchen are endless.

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