The best — and healthiest — spring produce to add to your shopping list

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Spring is a vibrant season that not only breathes new life into us, but also our meals with its fresh and flavorful produce.

“In-season fruits have a depth and brightness of flavor that out-of-season produce just can’t compare to,” Marque Collins, a chef at Minneapolis restaurant Tullibee, told “Fresh asparagus and ramps are exciting for me, because they mean the end of winter and that spring has finally come.”

And as the weather warms up, farmers’ markets and grocery stores begin to fill with an array of fruits and vegetables at their peak during this time of year. Here’s a rundown of some must-try spring favorites:


Asparagus is a spring staple, perfect for grilling, roasting and sautéing. This versatile veggie is also rich in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as folate and fiber for a nutritious kick to any meal.


These edible flower buds are at their best in the spring, with a sweet, nutty flavor and tender texture. Artichokes are a good source of fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants, which protect cells from premature aging and dysfunction, according to


Whether it’s snap peas, snow peas or English peas, spring is the ideal season to enjoy these sweet gems.


Add a peppery snap to your salads and sandwiches with radishes. They’re flavorful and packed with vitamin C, yet low in calories.


One of the first fruits to ripen in the spring, strawberries are a sweet and juicy treat that can be enjoyed on their own or in desserts, jams and smoothies.


This leafy green is a powerhouse, loaded with nutrients and perfect for a fresh spring salad or a boost to your smoothie.


Although technically a vegetable, rhubarb is often used in sweet dishes like pies. Its tart, tangy flavor perfectly complements strawberries and other spring fruits.