Health

Peak winter produce

Published 4:39 AM ET, Fri January 13, 2017
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Turnips are a cruciferous vegetable, known for their high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and health-promoting carotenoids. They're also great sources of fiber, folate and vitamins C, E and K. Garsya/shutterstock
Fennel, which resembles a cross between a white onion and celery, is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folate. Brent Hofacker/shutterstock
You can find Brussels sprouts year-round, but their peak season is fall to mid-winter, which means they'll cost less in these colder months. They're an especially good source of vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants. Africa Studio/shutterstock
Kale and other leafy greens, like Swiss chard and collard greens, are packed with antioxidants. They're also a nice alternative to dairy for calcium and are a good source of iron and folate. Elena Shashkina/shutterstock
Some varieties of citrus are actually better in the winter, because they're at peak ripeness. Navel oranges, mandarin oranges and grapefruit are some of the most flavorful options. amberto4ka/shutterstock
Pomegranate is in season from late fall to early winter and is a great source of antioxidants and phytonutrients like beta-carotene, plus potassium and vitamin C. OZMedia/shutterstock