Autumn, a season full of healthy products for a balanced diet
The Naturcharc family is already prepared to kick off autumn, which will arrive loaded with seasonal organic vegetables. Formally, we will start the new season on September 22 at 9:21 p.m., according to the calculations of the National Astronomical Observatory. The hours of sunlight will then begin to be significantly reduced and temperatures will lower after the rigors of summer. The autumnal equinox has marked the harvest season since ancient times.
Thus, the new cycle will mean the markets will be filled with numerous varieties of products harvested at the right time to maintain optimal conditions of freshness and flavor. Autumn adds products such as tomato, cucumber and zucchini to the other vegetables that are available throughout the year, thanks to the exceptional weather conditions of the Cabo de Gata area, in the province of Almería. This is where Naturcharc’s organic farms are located both in open air fields and greenhouses.
Including seasonal organic vegetables in our daily diet has great advantages for the consumer. The products have optimal organoleptic conditions (taste, texture, smell and color) and top nutritional values are also found at peak times.
The Naturcharc family also produces all its varieties under strict guidelines for organic and sustainable agriculture. And, of course, the choice of seasonal organic food contributes to the conservation of the environment, an aspect to which Naturcharc pays special attention in its activity.
Within the autumn, two products take center stage: tomato and cucumber.
- Tomato: Naturcharc markets the vine, round, red ribbed and plum tomato varieties, the latter with a production cycle that covers the whole year. The season for round and vine tomato varieties runs from September to May, while the red ribbed tomato season begins in October yet also ends in May. The tomato provides only 22.17 kilocalories per 100 grams while, in return, it gives away a torrent of nutritional benefits. Tomatoes are rich in provitamin A (in the form of beta carotenes), vitamin C and vitamin E, both with antioxidant and protective effects on the wear and tear of the body.
- Cucumber: The season of the three varieties of cucumber produced by Naturcharc, Dutch, Noah and mini, start in September and will last until June. Cucumber has 13.28 kilocalories in addition to being a source of vitamin C and vitamin K. Low in sugar (ideal for diabetics) and with a high water content, it is a perfect ingredient for any type of diet.
- Zucchini: Naturcharc produces two varieties, round and long. The optimal period for this vegetable is from September to May, although in the case of the long variety the campaign lasts for another month, until June. The caloric intake of zucchini is 17 kilocalories per 100 grams. It stands out for its content in vitamin C, as well as vitamin A and vitamin B1. It is also a good source of potassium. Both prepared raw and as a base for creams and other dishes, it is an organic seasonal vegetable that is ideal for maintaining a healthy diet.
- Pepper: Naturcharc’s organic farms produce three varieties of this product: Bell green, yellow and red. In all three cases, although the season begins in June, their harvesting cycle lasts until March. It stands out for its high content of beta-carotene (which when entering the body is transformed into vitamin A) and vitamins of group B2 (in addition to vitamin E). Therefore, it is ideal to prevent the appearance of degenerative and chronic diseases. In addition, it is a source of vitamin C.
All these seasonal organic vegetables, produced with the utmost respect for the environment by the Naturcharc family for three generations, are now available to meet the needs of the most stringent consumer