You wouldn’t know it based on the recent string of Nor’easters, but spring is on the way again, New Yorkers! We just got back that hour of daylight, March Madness is upon us, and the temperatures are beginning to climb above 40. That means lots of healthy, flavorful, festive seasonal crops are hitting the shelves of 3 Guys! As usual, we’re always looking for ways to help you welcome Spring, and enjoy its various holidays and celebrations. Here’s a look at some of what we’re offering.
Indeterminate in origin and popular around the world, apricots are a nutrient-rich fruit that’s related to the plum. They’re heavy in phytonutrients, which are plant-based nutrients that help fight disease and keep our immune systems strong. The apricot’s surprisingly long list of nutrients includes Vitamins A, C, K, and E, along with magnesium and niacin. They’re also rich in fiber…those apricots pack a really healthy punch!
The honeydew –no, not that list of stuff your significant other asks you do over the weekend!–is also known as the honeymelon, and it’s a relative of the more well known cantaloupe. This underappreciated little burst of color can be sliced up for use in fruit baskets or salads, and they’re a nice, low-calorie way to satisfy your springtime sweet tooth.
Fun fact: technically, the strawberry isn’t a berry at all! But, we digress. The bright little fruit with a color and a flavor named after it is one of spring’s most versatile crops. Strawberries are cultivated around the world, and they’re used to make jellies, jams, and other preserves and flavor enhancers. They’re also used in cakes and pies, and combined with cream for one of the signature dishes of the famous Wimbledon tennis tournament. Last but not least: who hasn’t head of chocolate-covered strawberries?
The Fava bean is a crisp, tasty, versatile little plant that’s packed with vitamins and minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, and several kinds of Vitamin B. They combine well with a wide array of foods and dishes, including lamb, poultry, and soup…and they’re also tasty if simply removed from their pods and eaten raw!
Whether you’re putting together a creative Easter basket, looking for a side dish for your Passover Seder, or simply trying to broaden your culinary horizons, you’ll love the selection we’ve got here at 3 Guys From Brooklyn. Stop in and browse our shelves, and have a healthy, happy Spring!