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European winter food for Singapore's winter

While in Europe there are plenty of snowflakes, everyone covers themselves in cozy blankets and drink lots of hot chocolate, winter in Singapore is mild.

 

But, that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy winter European veggies during winter in Singapore.

In colder climates, eating locally through the winter can be downright challenging. Here are some of the unexpected vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you can enjoy right now.

Read on to learn about some of the unexpected vitamin-rich cold-weather foods you should stock up on right now.

 

Cabbage

This super-healthy, budget-friendly vegetable is a close cousin to other cold-weather favorites like cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli. Cabbage is loaded with vitamins and minerals (Vitamins C and K and folate, in particular), fiber, antioxidants, and anti-carcinogenic compounds called glucosinolates.

 Some studies claim that the spherical vegetable can even reduce cholesterol and lower risk of cancer and diabetes.

 

Brussels sprouts

These trendy sprouts are finally getting their turn in the spotlight. The Brussels sprout, aka cabbage’s mini-me, boasts some of the same health benefits as it’s big bro.

Like other cruciferous veggies, Brussels sprouts have high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants that can protect DNA from oxidative damage.

 

Winter squash

Get ready to taste the gourdy goodness! Acorn, butternut, kabocha, and delicata squash are all at their prime during the fall and winter.

Golden squash flesh is loaded with healthy goodness like carotenoids, Vitamin A, and potassium.

 

Onions

Ideal for flavoring anything from soup to grain salads, to pasta, to meat, onions are a year-round kitchen all-star. They might make you cry, but onions are actually pretty healthy.

The unassuming veggies are low in calories but surprisingly high in vitamin C and fiber. The oils found in onions can lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol. French onion soup is particularly good (especially ours...hint hint)

 

Carrots

Did your mom ever tell you to eat carrots for healthy eyes? Bugs Bunny’s favorite food is loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, a compound that converts to vitamin A in the body.

Vitamin A is essential for a strong immune system and healthy eyes, skin, and mucous membranes. The orange veggies are also loaded with vitamin C, cyanidins, and lutein, which are all antioxidants. Some studies show that eating carrots can reduce risk of cancer and even prevent cardiovascular disease.

 

These are just some of the wintery foods that are popular in Europe, and which we include in our soups (which are based on European ingredients).

Give them a try and let us know which one you like the best.


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