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August 10, 2021

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Ayurvedic Seasonal Food List

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.



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



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

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


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



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


Nuts + Seeds

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

*Most nuts and seeds are good for the winter time.


Favor raw or vat pasteurized when possible.

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



Kaphas should reduce oils.

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



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



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
Carawayr Chamomile Coriander
Cardamom Caraway Dill
Cayenne Cardamom Fennel
Cinnamon Cayenne Cumin
Clove Cinnamon Cilantro
Coriander Clove Lime
Cumin Coriander Mint
Cumin Parsley
Dill Peppermint
Fenugreek Saffron

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

Animal Products

Favor in moderation if you eat them.

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

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