Summertime is the peak season for many fruits like watermelons, peaches, and blackberries, and July is no exception. In Texas, there are a variety of delicious and nutritious fruits that are at their peak during this month.

Watermelons are not only refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day, but they’re also packed with nutrients like vitamins A, B6, and C, as well as lycopene (an antioxidant that has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease and some types of cancer). For the best flavor, look for watermelons that are heavy for their size and have a dull rather than shiny appearance. Peaches are another classic summer fruit, and they’re a great source of fiber, vitamins A and C, and potassium. For the sweetest, most flavorful peaches, choose ones that are soft to the touch and have a subtle aroma. Blackberries are not only delicious, but they’re also rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals (compounds that have been linked to health benefits like a lower risk of cancer and heart disease). Best enjoyed as preserves for your morning toast or added to desserts, blackberries are quite the versatile fruit to be added to your pantry list.

So head to your local farmers market or grocery store and stock up on these seasonal fruits while you can!


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