April shopping: seasonal vegetables – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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Nature knows it all and every time change of season He gives us what we need most. We see this well with the expense of April: there typical vegetables of this month helps strengthen the immune system it’s at purify the body. Here are the seasonal vegetables to fill your shopping cart.

April shopping: seasonal vegetables


The agretti they are also known as “friar’s beard”. Symbol of spring, they are available on the shelves from March until early May. Excellent simply boiled and seasoned with salt, oil and lemon, they are rich in mineral salts and purify the body. Here you will find some curiosities about agretti and here some ideas for cooking them.


They started appearing on the benches in March, but it is between April and May and a little bit of June that they asparagus they explode. They are rich in fibre, vitamins and mineral salts, they promote microcirculation and purification of the body because they drain the kidneys. They can be steamed, baked or pan-fried and their use is very versatile. Here you are 50 recipes to enjoy asparagus in all varieties, white, green and violet.


April is the last month in which we can enjoy the taste of artichokes and their digestive and purifying effects. Do you also know that they contain antioxidants useful for fighting cellular aging? Have they always seemed difficult to prepare? Here’s a tutorial for cleaning artichokes. And if you need some recipe for cooking artichokes, we give you 60!

Fava beans

April is the right time to buy fresh broad beans. Do you know that you can also eat them raw? They are a source of iron, vitamin B1, proteins and vegetable fibers which help reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevent diabetes. They also contain folic acid, which is very important for the functions of the nervous system and useful during pregnancy to prevent certain malformations of the fetus. Finally, thanks to the high manganese content, they are a valid aid in the prevention of arthritis and osteoporosis. Find it here everything you need to know about broad beans and many recipes for cooking them!


Its use is not very widespread and this causes the rhubarb always be a surprise. Its pink color makes the table cheerful and its digestive and laxative properties also help our body in oxygenation and blood circulation. How can you use the rhubarb in the kitchen? For example to make a jam, a tart, a cake and many other desserts.


With its unique “spiciness”, the rocket it is a source of vitamin C, folic acid and mineral salts. It has diuretic properties and is ideal for detoxifying the liver. Furthermore, rocket is a real friend of the bones, it has properties capable of stimulating the production of gastric juices, relaxes and promotes sleep and strengthens the immune system. A prescription? Pagello in rocket sauce!


The spinach they are also protagonists of this month with their load of vitamin A, C, mineral salts, folic acid which helps to stimulate the production of red blood cells and which is effective in the prevention of tumors and cardiovascular diseases. They also contain chlorophyll, which regenerates cells by bringing them oxygen, improving cardiac contraction and revitalizing the vascular system. Here you are how to cook spinach And 10 recipes to try.


Leaves, flowers, roots: in the kitchen of dandelionbetter known as dandelion, everything is used! Contains vitamin C, iron and potassium, it helps to purify the blood, reactivate the metabolism and regulate the functions of the kidneys and liver, expelling excess cholesterol. It also has digestive, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Here are ours ideas for cooking dandelion!

Other vegetables

You can still find beets, broccoli, cauliflower, radicchio and fennel, carrots, potatoes and radishes are always available.

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