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Seasonal Bites - December

With the festive season well underway, it’s the season to be jolly! Turkey takes pride of place and winter fruits come into season.
Be inspired by our handy list of delicious seasonal produce and how you can incorporate them into your cooking this month.

Fruit

Pomegranate – a highly nutritious and packed with antioxidant vitamins, pomegranates are round in shape and filled with sweet, juicy jewel-like seeds. Pomegranate can be enjoyed straight from the shell, scattered over salads or used in marinades or rice dishes.
Cranberries – high in vitamins C and D, potassium and iron, cranberries have a tart flavour and compliment Christmas turkey perfectly as a sauce or stuffing.

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Vegetables

Brussels sprouts – a real crowd dividing vegetable, Brussel sprouts are known for their sweet, nutty flavour which people either love or hate. Brussels sprouts are at their best in winter months, and are a popular side with Christmas dinner.

Cauliflower - like broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower heads which grow from a central stem. At its best from mid-December, cauliflowers can be enjoyed raw as part of a salad, as cooked florets or flaked as a healthy alternative to rice.

Meat

Turkey – A traditional food for the festive season, turkey has the nutritional benefits of chicken, but with a lower fat content – meaning it can also be served as a healthier alternative.
Goose – packed with flavour, goose is known to have rich, densely-textured meat. Its high fat content is mostly under the skin, meaning that during cooking the fat will melt and baste the goose, keeping it nice and juicy.

Turkey

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