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7 March Superfoods

The Huffington Post   Catherine Pearson   Posted: 03/ 1/2012 7:21 am

Depending on where you are in the country, March can mean very different things. For some, it is truly the start of spring, with warmer weather and plants popping out of the ground. For others, the month still means one thing: Winter. Also, snow.

Not coincidentally, that duality is represented in the month's best produce -- some of March's fruits and veggies are perfect for a hearty meal on a cold night while other options are light, juicy and smack of the new season.

Here's a list of our picks for seven March superfoods -- foods that run the gamut, flavor-wise, but that all pack a nutritional punch. Any favorites we forgot? Let us know!

Honeydew
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Why we love it:
Honeydew melons, which start coming into season in March, are sweet and juicy. According to WebMD, they're also a great source of vitamin C -- with a wedge providing more than half the recommended daily amount.

How to enjoy:
First, ripeness is key. WebMD recommends picking a melon that feels "heavy for its size" and with a surface that bounces back when pressed.

Once you've selected the right melon, you can simply enjoy it as-is, toss it into a sweet or savory salad or try it in a refreshing spring soup.
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