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Ingredient: R



Most common in their red, globe-shaped incarnation, radishes add a fresh, peppery zip to salads.


A member of the onion family, ramps, or wild leeks, have a pungent garlic-onion flavor. This vitamin C-rich allium inspires spring festivals in Appalachian states and sells out quickly at urban farmers’ markets.


Fragrant, sweet, and delicious, raspberries are the most elegant and delicate of berries. They’re available all year, but the local berries that arrive in summer are worth waiting for.


Crisp and mouth-puckeringly tart, rhubarb is a vegetable (not a fruit) with celery-like stalks. It’s most often used in pies and sauces.


The main dietary staple for half the world, rice is an infinitely adaptable grain. “Long-grain” means a rice kernel is three to four times as long as it is wide; short-grain rice is almost round.


High in vitamin A and calcium, ricotta is a creamy white cheese with a mild, slightly sweet flavor.


Rosemary is an intensely aromatic herb, tasting of both lemon and pine. It has woody stems and needlelike green leaves with silvery-colored undersides.


This tasty, often overlooked root vegetable is a budget-friendly source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and more.

what's in season

Fruits and vegetables at their peak right now.

  • Rutabaga
  • Parsnips
  • Rhubarb
  • Watercress
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Radishes
  • Lemon
  • Horseradish
  • Orange
  • Turnips
What's Fresh Near You

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