The fruits of autumn to learn them with children
The autumn arrival it brings with it many changes that we can see at a glance: the rains arrive, the days become colder and, above all, the trees begin to lose their beautiful leaves, which become a magnificent mantle for the streets. Another one of the many signs of identity of this season of the year they are the fruits, Why do not you take the opportunity to show them to your children?
Experts recommend taking fruits and vegetables, but better to be seasonal. Each season of the year more typical fruits, so the change between one and another is the perfect time for the little ones to know them and, most importantly, to try them.
The "luck" that has the autumn are the many key moments of this season of the year that are related to its fruits: thus, if in school they talk about 'Halloween', it will be the perfect excuse to give pumpkins. The same happens, for example, with the Feast of All Saints, where the roasted chestnuts They have a special place at the tables in each house. Do you know the typical fruits of this time of year? Here is a list, with some characteristics of them.
Fruits and typical fruits of autumn
Pumpkin. Its many properties make it a highly recommended vegetable for all ages. It is a food with a low caloric and fatty intake, high in potassium and fiber, which helps prevent constipation.
Custard apple. Tropical fruit with multiple properties, it is very easy to digest and its high fiber content gives it laxative properties. For children it is very good due to its mineral content (calcium, phosphorus, iron), vitamins, proteins and sugars.
Pomegranate. This fruit contains water and carbohydrates in the form of sugars. In addition, it provides a small amount of protein and virtually no fat. It contains vitamins, potassium, manganese, phosphorus, iron and copper.
Tangerine. One of the favorite fruits of children thanks to its sweet taste and the ability to peel them. It is one of the best foods to snack between meals: it provides vitamin C and carotenes, as well as minerals.
Apple. It is a very complete fruit with low caloric intake. It is composed of water, carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Quince. Quinces are very famous for the sweet that is prepared by them, but they also have many properties: it has an excellent level of potassium and some calcium. It also stands out for its high content of fiber and malic acid. It is usually used to fight diarrhea.
Orange. The orange is essential in the diet, especially during the winter months, as it helps to strengthen the body's defenses. It is the fruit of the orange tree, one of the trees most linked to the Mediterranean culture, although it is not originally from these latitudes, and one of the citrus fruits that produces the most fruit.
Pear. It is indicated for everyone, because it is the best fruit tolerated by the organism and the least allergenic. It also has extraordinary nutritional properties.
Banana. It stands out for its high energy value because it is very rich in carbohydrates. It contains water, proteins, fat, vitamins, folic acid and minerals, as well as fiber.
Grapefruit. It is a very little caloric fruit. It stands out for its richness in vitamin C, in addition to being rich in potassium and fluorine. It acts as an excellent diuretic and laxative, which means that there are people who associate this fruit with weight loss.
Grape. One of the characteristic foods of the Mediterranean diet. It contains mainly water and carbohydrates, some fiber and vitamins, as well as minerals such as potassium or calcium.
Almonds and hazelnuts. These nuts are very rich in vitamin E and fiber. They also provide calcium, so they are recommended to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis.
Peanuts They are very rich in protein and potassium, which makes them highly recommended to control hypertension or prevent fluid retention. They are also rich in phosphorus and iron, and they stand out for their anti-cholesterol properties.
Chestnuts It is one of the nuts with fewer calories: it has less fat, high content of water and nutrients such as potassium and folates. The amount of carbohydrates is high, so it is advisable to moderate consumption in case of diabetes.
Nuts They are rich in omega 3, so their consumption is good to protect against coronary heart disease while reducing cholesterol levels. They are also indicated against fatigue, stress or premenstrual syndrome.
Pistachios It is one of the nuts that provides more fiber and energy along with nuts and pine nuts. It also has a high content of minerals, vitamins, fatty acids, proteins and healthy micronutrients.