If you love vegetables, then autumn may well be one of your favourite seasons. While the weather starts gently winding down into winter, the earth gives up the last of its treasure, ensuring that we enter winter with plenty of good things on our plates.

Why not try some of these great autumn vegetables?

Not just for carving, this versatile veg is great as a soup, as a side for a hearty Sunday roast or even for snacking on the seeds! Full of vitamins A and C, pumpkins are also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food.

Butternut squash
A favourite for many, this delicious ingredient is really good for you! It’s chock full of carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene which your body converts into vitamin A. In fact, it’s so brimming with good stuff that only half a cup of butternut squash will provide nearly half the daily dose of vitamin C!

Beetroot is often used for medicinal purposes for disorders of the liver as they can help to stimulate the detoxification process. It is also full of fibre and, as one of the richest sources of an amino acid called glutomine, can help maintain and keep your intestinal tract healthy.

Brussel Sprouts
Sprouts have a terrible reputation as the unwanted guest at Christmas dinner, but as far as your body is concerned, they are brilliant! Low in sodium and fat, they are also full of vitamin C. So try and make them a more regular part of your autumn and winter diet.

Low in calories and fat, but high in fibre, you should definitely be eating more of this vegetable!

We could go on and on about the health benefits of all the vegetables currently available, but here is a list if you’d like to try some more. Load your plate and enjoy!

  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Parsnip
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Turnip

Let us know your favourites and share any recipes you might have!