What's in Season in February

By Julie Wuellner and Harper Wayne
Updated on 02. Feb. 2021

Although February is in the middle of winter, it still is a month of rich vegetables and fruits! Depending on where you are in the US you can find everything from butternut squash and hokkaido pumpkin to pears and guava in season. Keep reading for EAT SMARTER's full list of what's in season in February across the US.

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What’s in season in February? To help you keep track of all the delicious options, we’ll show you everything that’s in season in February here in the US. Since seasonality varies slightly from state to state, we did our best to list the fruits, veggies & herbs that are in season in most states during this time. We are also linked to lots of great recipes that you can make with each of the vegetables. 

If you’d like to learn more about the various fruits and vegetables, you can simply follow the links below to our ingredient articles where we’ve put together a comprehensive overview of health benefits, nutritional info, history, and uses for each ingredient. We’ve also put together infographics to highlight each ingredient’s benefits and drawbacks.

Greens

 

Cress: Tasty and versatile, garden cress is a favorite for many. While it might be small (aka a micro-green) it packs quite a nutritional punch. It’s a great source of vitamins, is heart-healthy, supports a healthy thyroid, and is even said to be especially good for breastfeeding mothers. Try sprinkling it over sandwiches, salads, soups, or scrambled eggs. → all about cress.

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Mache Lettuce: Mache Lettuce is one of the most popular types of lettuce in the US for good reasons. Not only is it incredibly versatile and delicious, but it’s also packed with powerful nutrients that can help support skin, eye health, and even blood formation. It has a strong, peppery flavor that goes well in salads, especially when paired with a balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette. → all about mache lettuce.

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Napa Cabbage: Napa cabbage is the perfect vegetable, even for picky eaters or those with sensitive stomachs. Enjoying this vegetable will help give your immune system a boost, promote healthy skin, and protect your stomach and intestines from ulcers. Napa cabbage is delicious and can be prepared in a variety of ways: in an Asian chicken salad, in kimchi, or in a spring roll. → all about napa cabbage.

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Savoy Cabbage: Ever wondered how savoy cabbage gets its deep green color? This vegetable is rich in chlorophyll, which promotes healthy blood flow, gives an extra boost of magnesium, and supports wound healing. What’s more, savoy cabbage is also full of glucosinolates, which can help your body prevent cancer. Try this nutritious veggie in a soup, a cabbage roll, or even in a casserole as a healthy addition to any meal.  → all about savoy cabbage.

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