Every time fresh new ingredients come into season, our Chefs’ creative minds start to twitch. Here are the top ten ingredients they love to use in April, and the benefits you get from eating them.

With winter on its way out, a fresh batch of delicious new ingredients comes into season – meaning our Chefs are like kids in a sweetshop! Here they reveal their favourite healthy additions and why you should be eating them.

1. Artichoke

Low in fat, high in fibre and loaded with Vitamin C & K

2. Beetroot

Plenty of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, plus it adds a kick of colour to any dish!

3. Chicory

A great source of fibre and vitamins

4. Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Amazing for the immune system, offering an incredible 135% of your daily recommended Vitamin C    

5. Radishes

The power source of potassium, Vitamin C and fibre 

6. Spring Greens

Excellent at supporting your immune system and providing Vitamin K for strong bones

7. Watercress

An antioxidant loaded with nutrients and vitamins

8. Asparagus

Rich in vitamins, A, C & K and folic acid, helping to reduce your blood pressure

9. Jersey Royals

A fantastic source of complex carbohydrates or starch, the main source of energy

10. Sorrel

Another nutritional powerhouse helping your vision, skin, immune function, growth, and reproductive health