12 Summer Fruit and Veggie Recipes

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke

In-season stars

Summer brings a wealth of deliciously ripe produce. Here are a dozen of the freshest seasonal fruits and veggies and mouthwatering ways to serve them.

Berries
Enjoy them on their own or on salads, desserts, and cereal.

Health benefits include:
• Low in calories
• Rich in antioxidants, which neutralize cell damage
• May reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease
• May reduce risk of colon or ovarian cancer

Harvest season: May-September

Try this recipe: Blueberry-Blackberry Shortcakes

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