August 10, 2021
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Ayurvedic Seasonal Food List

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Seasonal eating is one of the cornerstones of healthy living. Eating seasonally appropriate foods can help keep your digestive fire strong and support your immunity through seasonal changes. Our ayurvedic food list includes a list for spring, summer, and fall/winter. Read on for a useful resource to help you start planning your meals and ensure that your pantry is stocked.

Fruits

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Apples (cooked)
Apples
Apples
Apricots
Blueberries
Apricots
Bananas
Grapefruit
Avocados
Berries
Grapes
Berries
Cantaloupe
Dried Fruits
Cantaloupe
Cherries
Lemons
Cherries
Dates
Limes
Coconut
Figs
Papayas
Cranberries
Grapefruit
Pears
Dates
Lemons
Pomegranates
Grapes
Limes
Prunes (soaked)
Guava
Mangoes
Raisins
Limes
Oranges & Necatrines
Raspberries
Mangoes
Pineapple
Strawberries
Melons
Papaya
Pears
Peaches
Pineapples
Pears
Plums
Persimmons
Pomegranates
Prunes (soaked)
Persimmons
Tangerines
Prunes
Oranges
Raspberries
Strawberries
Tangerines

Vegetables

All cooked; add a healthy oil such as ghee along with warming spices.

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Asparagus
Alfalfa Sprouts
Alfalfa Sprouts
Artichoke Hearts
Artichokes
Artichokes
Avocados
Asparagus
Bean Sprouts
Beets
Bell Peppers
Beet Greens
Brussels Sprouts
Beets & Beet Greens
Bell Peppers
Carrots
Broccoli
Broccoli
Chiles
Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts
Corn
Cabbage
Cabbage
Fennel
Carrots
Cauliflower
Eggplant (cooked)
Cauliflower
Celery
Garlic
Celery
Cilantro
Ginger
Chard
Chard
Greens (cooked)
Chilies
Collard Greens
Mushrooms
Collard Greens
Cucumbers
Leeks & Onions
Corn
Endive
Okra
Dandelion Greens
Fennel
Potatoes
Endive
Green Beans
Parsley
Kale
Jicama
Pumpkin
Leeks & Onions
Kale
Sweet Potatoes
Lettuce
Lettuce
Tomatoes (cooked)
Mushrooms
Mushrooms
Winter Squash
Peas
Okra
Turnips
Potatoes, white
Snow Peas
Radishes
Pumpkin
Spinach
Potatoes
Sprouts
Watercress
Turnips
Winter Squash
Watercress
Zucchini

Grains

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Amaranth
Amaranth
Barley
Barley
Barley
Oat
Buckwheat
Buckwheat
Rice
Einkorn
Corn
Rye
Millet
Durham Flour
Wheat
Oats
Millet
Quinoa
Oats (dry, not cooked)
Rice, Basmati
Quinoa
Rice, Brown
Rice, Basmati
Rye
Rye
Wheat
Spelt
Tapioca
Wheat Bran

Legumes

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Lentils, Brown
Adzuki Beans
Adzuki Beans
Lentils, Red
Black Beans
Black Beans
Mung Beans
Black-Eyed Peas
Fava Beans
Navy Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Garbanzo Beans
Quinoa
Kidney Beans
Kidney Beans
Rice, Basmati
Lentils
Lentils
Rice, Brown
Lima Beans
Mung Beans
Rye
Mung Beans
Soy Beans
Tempeh
Navy Beans
Split Peas
Tofu
Split Peas
Wheat
Navy Beans
Pinto Beans
Split Peas
Tempeh
White Beans

Nuts + Seeds

Most nuts and seeds are good for the winter time.

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Almonds
Filberts
Almonds
Brazil Nuts
Pinons
Cashews
Cashews
Popcorn
Coconuts
Hazelnuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Flax
Macadamia Nuts
Sunflower Seeds
Macadamia Nuts
Pecans
Pine Nuts
Pine Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Pistachios
Sunflower Seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds
Walnuts

Dairy

Favor raw or vat pasteurized when possible.

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Butter
Cottage Cheese
Butter
Butter Milk
Ghee
Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese
Goat's Milk
Ghee
Cow's Milk (not cold)
Oat Milk
Oat Milk
Ghee
Rice Milk
Rice Milk
Goat's Milk (not cold)
Yogurt (low-fat)
Soy Milk
Kefir
Soft Cheeses
Sour Cream

Oils

Kaphas should reduce oils

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Almond Oil
Flax Seed Oil
Avocado Oil
Flax Seed Oil
Ghee
Coconut Oil
Ghee
Hemp Oil
Ghee
Mustard oil
Mustard Oil
Olive Oil
Olive Oil (unadulterated)
Sunflower Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

Spices

All spices can support digestion during the winter months. All spices can support digestion through the spring months as well, but favor mild heat and pepper for cleansing.

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Anise
Anise
Anise
Asafetida
Asafetida
Asafetida
Basil
Basil
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bay Leaf
Cardamom
Black Pepper
Black Pepper
Cilantro
Caraway
Chamomile
Coriander
Cardamom
Caraway
Dill
Cayenne
Cardamom
Fennel
Cinnamon
Cayenne
Cumin
Clove
Cinnamon
Cilantro
Corinader
Clove
Lime
Cumin
Corinader
Mint
Cumin
Parsley
Dill
Peppermint
Fenugreek
Saffron
Horseradish
Turmeric

Sweetners

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Honey
Honey
Maple Syrup
Jaggery
Maple Syrup
Rice Syrup
Molasses
Molasses
Turbinado
Maple Syrup
Unrefined Cane Sugar

Animal Products

Favor in moderation if you eat these items.

Fall/Winter, Vata
Spring, Kapha
Summer, Pitta
Eggs
Eggs (in moderation)
Fish, Freshwater
Poultry
Fish, Freshwater
Poultry (white meat)
Venison
Fish, Ocean
Shrimp (in moderation)
Poultry (white meat)