Are you searching for the perfect place to live a healthy and sustainable lifestyle? Look no further than Montenegro, a land of natural beauty and abundant harvests. In a previous article, we explored the health benefits of the clean air of Montenegro. In this article, we’ll explore healthy living in Montenegro through the seasonal fruits available during October and how embracing these local treasures can enhance your quality of life.
1. Montenegro’s October Harvest: Olives for Healthy Living
Health Benefits of Olives
Montenegro’s olive orchards bear a Mediterranean treasure – olives. Rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, olives are a key to longevity. They also contain antioxidants that protect against oxidative stress.
Harvesting and Usage
October is the prime olive-harvesting season. The fruit is handpicked and traditionally pressed into exquisite extra virgin olive oil. The Maslinijada olive festival celebrates this tradition in style.
Try your hand at making Montenegro’s traditional olive tapenade or infuse your dishes with the liquid gold of extra virgin olive oil.
Learn More: For in-depth insights into olive farming in Montenegro, check out this study: Olive Farming in Montenegro. Stay updated with the latest olive oil news in Montenegro through Olive Oil Times.
2. Pomegranate Power: A Taste of Montenegrin Fall
Health Benefits of Pomegranates
Pomegranates, another October delight, offers a burst of antioxidants and vitamins. They promote heart health and are a delicious way to boost your immune system.
Harvesting and Usage
Pomegranates are ripe for the picking in Montenegro during October. Their sweet-tart seeds are perfect for snacking, adding to salads, or creating delightful juices.
In many shops you will be able to buy home-made pomegranate juice which will save you the hassle of juicing it yourself (it’s not easy because of the seeds!).
3. Apples and “Iglice”: A Delightful Duo from Montenegro
Health Benefits of Apples and “Iglice”
Apples are known for their fiber content, aiding digestion and supporting a healthy lifestyle. In Montenegro, you’ll also find “Iglice,” a fruit similar in taste to apples, offering an extra option for your palate.
Harvesting and Usage
October marks the apple harvest season, and you can also enjoy “Iglice.” These fruits are perfect for fresh snacking and adding a touch of sweetness to savory dishes.
Mountain Apple Tarts
Venture into Montenegro’s mountain regions, and you might stumble upon delectable apple tarts that will tantalize your taste buds. The best tarts we tried in the Kolasin region, where we are building our mountain Tiny Houses, were the Homemade apple pie “domaća pita sa jabukama i sladoledom” in the Sherpa Restaurant in the Modern Mountain Hotel, and the “tart sa jabukama” in the Gorstak Pub in the center of town.
Savoring the Season: Recipes to Relish
Explore Montenegrin cuisine by incorporating these seasonal fruits into your dishes. From olive-infused pasta to pomegranate-inspired salads and apple tarts, Montenegro offers a palette of flavors for healthy living. Find out about more October produces in this article.
Cultural Enchantment: Maslinijada Olive Festival
The Maslinijada olive festival is a vibrant celebration of Montenegro’s olive culture. It’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich traditions of olive harvesting and savoring the finest olive products. Watch the video of the 2023 event.
Embarking on Sustainable Living in Montenegro
Montenegro offers more than just a bountiful harvest. It provides an opportunity to embrace a sustainable lifestyle by growing your own vegetables, living close to nature, and enjoying the health benefits of seasonal fruits. Consider purchasing a house in Montenegro with a vegetable garden to make this dream a reality. Explore our “Tiny House” options still available to purchase now!
Start Your Journey to a Healthy Lifestyle in Montenegro
Montenegro’s healthy environment and seasonal treasures are an invitation to savor the beauty of a sustainable life. Embrace the local flavors, traditions, and landscapes, and unlock a world of well-being right at your doorstep.
The journey to a healthier and more sustainable life begins in Montenegro. Discover our properties on our website and find the key-in-hand house with a vegetable garden that could be your next home. Live healthy in Montenegro, and start your sustainable living adventure today.