Obscure Summer Produce You Should Be Eating
Try one of these little-known fruits or veggies for optimal nutrition and flavor!
We all have a roster of fruits and veggies that we know and love (or tolerate), but occasionally we're thrown for a loop: What is this oddly colored root? Is that a tomatillo or a type of berry? Farmer's markets, CSA boxes, and friends' gardens can all be the source of surprising bounty in summer months.
But for every fruit or veggie that you don't encounter, there is a burst of nutrition left unused. As we move deep into summer, don't let all that potential go to waste—try one of these obscure options for unusual flavor and complete nutrition.
Also known as a ground cherry, this sweet, husked fruit is actually related to the tomatillo rather than the cherry, which means it offers up a healthy dose of the carotenoid lycopene. It is also unusually high in pectin, which has been shown to moderate cholesterol and blood sugar in rats.
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