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African Plum

African Plum

Seasonality: June à September

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Almond

Almond

Seasonality: July à September

The almond is the fruit of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis) native to Iran, from the Rosaceae family. The seed of almond is rich in lipid (54%), particularly in oleic and linoleic acid which are...

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Apricot

Apricot

Seasonality: July à August

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Aronia Berry

Aronia Berry

Seasonality: August à October

Aronia berry is a small fruit native to North America. Less known than cranberry, it is nonetheless rich in antioxidants. Its taste is reminiscent of blackcurrant with a tangy side, it is now...

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Arugula

Arugula

Seasonality: May à November

Coming from the Mediterranean basin, the arugula plants spread rapidly towards the east, to India. Consumed since ancient times, they are very present in the south of France and in Italy. They are...

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Avocado

Avocado

Seasonality: January à December

Native to Mexico, avocado is the fruit of avocado (persea americana), a tree in the Lauraceae family. There are three main varieties, the most popular of one is Hass avocado. The word avocado comes...

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Banana

Banana

Seasonality: January à December

Botanically considered as a berry, banana is an edible plant produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants. It is generally sterile when it comes from domesticated varieties.

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Banana Passionfruit

Banana Passionfruit

Seasonality: March à October

Curuba produces an elongated fruit with a weight of 50 to 150 g, whose pulp is yellow, very aqueous, acidic, but very perfumed, and used to make juices and nectars appreciated by the Colombians....

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Beet

Beet

Seasonality: September à March

Sugar beet cultivation occupies 7 million hectares worldwide, for a total production estimated at 270 million tonnes. However, that of fodder beet provides only 10 million tonnes for animal feed....

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Blackberry

Blackberry

Seasonality: July à August

The blackberry is purple-black when ripe, that is, towards the month of September in the northern hemisphere. Edible and with a sweet taste, it is a false fruit, since it does not come from the...

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Blackcurrant

Blackcurrant

Seasonality: August à September

The blackcurrant is often a black berry, which grows in the form of clusters of pulpy fruits, soft skin and intoxicating aroma, crowned by the remains of the calyx of the flowers from which it...

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Blueberry

Blueberry

Seasonality: July à August

Global production of European Blackberry is currently estimated at 780,000 tons per year, including 180,000 tons of wild species. The North American continent ranks first among the world’s...

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Broccoli

Broccoli

Seasonality: June à October

Broccoli has a central stem branched into small groups that, in bloom, are dotted with small yellow flowers. But it is harvested just before these flowers can appear. The word broccoli is derived...

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Cabbage

Cabbage

Seasonality: September à April

Belonging to the Brassicaceae family, cabbages are most often edible vegetables whose leaves and fleshy inflorescence are consumed in the case of cauliflower, or the swollen stem in that of kohlrabi.

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Cardoon

Cardoon

Seasonality: August à November

Cardoon is a plant of little economic relevance. Its production has expanded mainly in Spain, Italy, and the Mediterranean coastal countries such as Cyprus and Turkey. We can also find it in North...

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Carrot

Carrot

Seasonality: August à April

The production of the 500 varieties of carrots grown in the world is estimated at 36 million tons per year. This production is dominated by China, which harvests more than half, that is 17 Mt. They...

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Chard

Chard

Seasonality: April à October

It is a plant very close to beet, because both are derived from the same subspecies. We also call this chard vegetable, Swiss chard, Swiss chard, carded perry, in Occitan Bleda or Blea, in...

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Cherry

Cherry

Seasonality: June à August

In the northern hemisphere, cherries are harvested from late May to mid-August. There are many varieties, the best known are Burlat and Bigarreau. It is consumed fresh or in cakes, mousses, jams...

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Chervil

Chervil

Seasonality: May à August

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Chestnut

Chestnut

Seasonality: September à November

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Chile Pepper

Chile Pepper

Seasonality: June à October

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum which are members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The name of chili pepper is most often associated with the spicy flavor and...

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Citron

Citron

Seasonality: September à November

Its skin is thick, fragrant and covered with bumps. Its pulp is white, green or yellow, not very juicy but the aroma of its peel is exceptional. It is rarely used fresh. It is mainly used in...

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Corn

Corn

Seasonality: July à October

With the arrival of hybrid seeds from the first half of the 20th century and, more recently, transgenic seeds, maize is the symbol of intensive agriculture in the United States, Western Europe and...

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Cranberry

Cranberry

Seasonality: July à August

The world harvest of this berry is estimated today at 560,000 tons/year, with the United States producing 85% and Canada the rest. This acid fruit is in fact widespread in British Columbia, New...

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Cucumber

Cucumber

Seasonality: May à September

The total annual production of cucumber is currently estimated at 58 million tons, of which 41 million are in China, making it the world’s largest producer. It is followed by Iran with 1.8 Mt and...

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Currant

Currant

Seasonality: June à August

It is native to a vast region that covers Asia, Europe and North America. Some wild varieties are still present in Scandinavia. Its cultivation began in the 16th century but was established in the...

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Echalion

Echalion

Seasonality: August à October

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Eggplant

Eggplant

Seasonality: May à September

Eggplants are annual herbaceous plants, widely cultivated as vegetable or vegetable plants for their edible fruits. The term refers to both the plant and the fruit.

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Elderberry

Elderberry

Seasonality: August à October

Although elderberries have acclimated in all temperate areas, especially in Canada, where they grow naturally in southern Quebec, global production remains confidential. The elder fruits come...

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Fennel

Fennel

Seasonality: April à December

It is a plant that has spread in the wild in all Mediterranean macroecosystems. In ancient Greece, wild fennel was associated with clear vision, but also represented the emblem of strength and...

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Fig

Fig

Seasonality: July à August

Locally there are numerous varieties such as the Algerian fig, the Sonia Wolf fig, the Argenteuil white fig, the Brunswick fig, the black fig, the Dottato fig and the Turkish fig. They can be eaten...

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Fresh Walnut

Fresh Walnut

Seasonality: September à November

The plantation of walnuts is called a walnut orchard, and like other tree nuts, it must be processed and stored properly since if there is poor storage this will make walnuts susceptible to insect...

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Garlic

Garlic

Seasonality: April à September

Bulb plant which is composed of 3 to 20 bulbils (pods), garlic raises its many leaves sheathing the bottom of the stem to 60 cm in height. Its inflorescence is enveloped by a spathe which fades...

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Ginger

Ginger

Seasonality: September à February

This rhizome is applied as a spice in the Asian culinary world, especially in India. It is also used in the West due to its medicinal properties, and for the manufacture of ginger ale (soft drink)...

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Gooseberry

Gooseberry

Seasonality: June à August

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Gourd

Gourd

Seasonality: September à January

The pumpkin is harvested as a vegetable plant for its edible fruit when ripe. The term designates both the plant and the fruit consumed as a vegetable. It is one of the five most commonly...

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Grapes

Grapes

Seasonality: August à October

With some 77 million tons harvested each year, the grape is one of the most produced fruits in the world. Spain remains largely the first region to grow more than 1 million hectares, ahead of China...

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Green Bean

Green Bean

Seasonality: June à August

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Hazelnut

Hazelnut

Seasonality: August à October

Turkey remains the main producer and exporter of these fruits, with an annual harvest of 680,000 tons, which corresponds to 56% of world production. Cultivated on the shores of the Black Sea, in...

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Jujube

Jujube

Seasonality: September à October

Jujube is always grown in its region of origin but, as it is very rustic, it has spread widely across all continents. The world demand for jujube extract, which is constantly on the rise, strongly...

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Kiwano

Kiwano

Seasonality: June à September

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Leek

Leek

Seasonality: September à January

Its leaves, sometimes called pseudo-stems, are consumed as vegetables. This vegetable has, in fact, long leaves, flat, dark green or yellowish green, more or less wide. The base of the embedded...

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Limquat

Limquat

Seasonality: August à March

Limequat is a small, leafy shrub with little, oblong, oval, green leaves. Its fruit is small, ovoid, yellowish or greenish and contains little seeds called pips. Its peel is soft and its pulp has a...

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Mango

Mango

Seasonality: January à December

The mango is a fleshy fruit that can weigh from 0.3 to 2 kg. In botany, it is a drupe whose pulp adheres to a wide, flat and slippery bone. It can be round, oval or reniform, and has a yellow,...

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Melon

Melon

Seasonality: June à August

It's one of the largest fruits, weighing between 700 g and 4 kg. The skin varies in texture and colour (green, yellow, orange or even white), as does the pulp (from yellowish white to orange,...

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Mushroom

Mushroom

Seasonality: September à November

The mushroom, used as a condiment or garnish, has a worldwide production of 96 kilos per second or 3 million tons per year. 40% of this seasoning vegetable is produced in China, 35% in Europe and...

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Nectarine

Nectarine

Seasonality: June à August

Nectarine is a variety of peaches whose core does not adhere to the pulp. It is distinguished from the peach by its smooth and shiny skin that has an orange color that turns towards the red. Its...

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Papaya

Papaya

Seasonality: January à December

Papaya is always a fruit of intense commercialization. Annual world production is currently estimated at 15 million tons and is concentrated in Asia at 51 per cent, in the Americas at 39 per cent...

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Parsnip

Parsnip

Seasonality: September à November

Dethroned by the potato, as well as its cousin the turnip, its cultivation was abandoned, except in the United Kingdom, in the Nordic countries and in North Africa. It has been present on...

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Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Seasonality: January à December

Passion fruit is the fruit of the Passiflora vine, a type of passion flower. It has a tough outer rind and juicy, seed-filled center. It is native to Paraguay, north-eastern Argentina, and Brazil.

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Pattypan

Pattypan

Seasonality: July à September

It is distinguished from other pumpkins by its flattened, circular fruit, with more or less marked protuberances and sometimes forming in its circumference straight horns. Its large green leaves...

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Peach

Peach

Seasonality: June à August

The main world producers are China, Italy, Spain, the United States, Greece and Turkey. Europe produces 4.18 million tons. In France, the production of peaches for unprocessed products is estimated...

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Pepper

Pepper

Seasonality: May à September

Pomegranate belongs to the Lythraceae family, the pomegranate grows on tree called Punica granatum in Latin. Its geographic origin area stretchs from Central Asia to West Asia. A grenade fossilized...

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Persimmon

Persimmon

Seasonality: September à March

The persimmon is an edible fruit of trees in the genus Diospyris. This fruit belongs to the Ebenaceae family. The most videly cultivated varieties are called Japanese Persimmon and Asian Persimmon....

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Plum

Plum

Seasonality: August à October

Plums are spherical and fleshy drupes of medium size, between 2 to 7 cm in diameter, of yellow, green or purple color, with a core containing an almond. Subspecies of the plum plant include the...

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Potato

Potato

Seasonality: September à March

China is the world’s largest potato producer, ahead of India and Russia. These three countries account for 40% of the world market. In 20 years, the share of developing countries had increased from...

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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear

Seasonality: August à October

The Barbary Fig has a flexible skin and is bristled with small spikes. It is usually eaten natural and as a compote, and also serves to prepare juices, ice cream, jellies and jams.

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Raspberry

Raspberry

Seasonality: June à August

It is native to the mountainous areas of western and northern Europe, where it still exists in the wild. The term raspberry comes from the ancient Germanic francic Brambasi, Bram meaning bush, and...

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Red Kuri Squash

Red Kuri Squash

Seasonality: September à January

The Red kuri squash is very rich in provitamin A and in various elements such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, silicon and sodium. It also contains many amino acids and...

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Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce

Seasonality: April à October

Roman lettuce comes from the wild species Lactuca Scariola, of Eurasian origin, which has been derived in a multitude of varieties depending on the regions where it has been cultivated for...

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Salsify

Salsify

Seasonality: September à November

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Scarole

Scarole

Seasonality: September à February

Escarole is a salad with large, more or less toothed, curly and crispy leaves. Its core is paler and much less bitter than the outer leaves. These salads can be very voluminous and reach up to 55...

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Shallot

Shallot

Seasonality: January à December

Cultivated as a condiment and a vegetable strongly integrated in the French cuisine, the shallot is sometimes considered as a separate spice and other times as a simple variety of onions whose...

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Spinach

Spinach

Seasonality: April à November

It is currently cultivated in all temperate regions of our planet. World production is dominated by China, which produces about 20 million tons per year, followed by the United States, Japan,...

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Spring Onion

Spring Onion

Seasonality: April à October

Since they really consist of two parts, the white bottoms and the green shoots on top, scallions are a uniquely versatile vegetable with two distinct flavors. The flavor of the bottom white section...

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Squash

Squash

Seasonality: September à March

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Squash Blossom

Squash Blossom

Seasonality: June à August

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Strawberry

Strawberry

Seasonality: May à August

It is widely appreciated for its characteristic perfume, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness, consumed in large quantities, either fresh or in prepared foods such as jam, juice, pies,...

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Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut

Seasonality: September à November

The chestnuts are part of the genus Castanea. This fruit grows on a chestnut tree. It is native to temperate Northern hemisphere. All the terms which refer to chestnut in Europe are derive from the...

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Tomato

Tomato

Seasonality: April à August

An essential element of both Mediterranean cuisine and world cuisine, tomatoes are eaten as a vegetable, either raw or cooked. It is an annual herbaceous plant of rampant size, with branched stems....

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Watermelon

Watermelon

Seasonality: June à August

Three varieties exist today, depending on the color of the pulp and the seeds: First, the watermelon with red pulp and black seeds, of which the most common are the dark green Sugar Baby and the...

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Winged Bean

Winged Bean

Seasonality: May à December

When ripe, they acquire an ash brown colour and open to release the seeds. Its nutritional content is similar to that of soybeans, since winged bean seeds contain between 30% and 40% protein and...

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Wolfberry

Wolfberry

Seasonality: August à October

World production of wolfberries is highly concentrated in China. Moreover, 80% of these berries are harvested in Ningxia province alone. There are also crops in Inner Mongolia and Tibet, more...

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Zucchini

Zucchini

Seasonality: April à September

Zucchini is present at the market in the northern hemisphere from May to September. In Europe 1.5 million tons are produced, and our country is the third largest producer behind Spain and Italy. In...

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