Eating seasonally

Eating seasonally

March 30, 2018

This article was inspired by the following site.

https://www.fastcompany.com/1603979/infographic-day-seasonal-food-calendar

Why eat seasonally?

Eating seasonally has benefits of harvesting close to the peak of freshness for more nutrient retention.
It also doesn’t have to have any transportation which cuts down on costs and less chance for spoilage.
Also due this reduced spoilage there is less need for preservatives. It can help support local farmers.
And it is often cheaper when purchased in season as well.

Eating in season allows one to change with the seasons. The food nutritional content also changes depending on what season produced and grown according to a study in London which affects a person or animal’s biochemistry. For more about this study see http://www.naturesgardenexpress.com/blog/eat-seasonal-for-health/ .

Here is a list of some seasonal recommendations.

JANUARY
– Kale
– Carrots

FEBRUARY
– Leeks
– Savoy Cabbage

MARCH
– Spring Greens

APRIL
– Cauliflower

MAY
– Rhubarb
– Asparagus

JUNE
– Peas
– Broad Beans
– Strawberry

JULY
– Cherries
– Cucumber
– Curly Lettuce

AUGUST
– Raspberries
– Plums
– Cos Lettuce

SEPTEMBER
– Blackberries
– Runner Beans
– Courgette

OCTOBER
– Sweetcorn
– Cox Apples

NOVEMBER
– Potatoes
– Red Cabbage

DECEMBER
– White Cabbage
– Brussels Sprouts

If you live in the Midwest you can find an abundance of apples, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, pears, pumpkins, radishes, salad greens, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, and zucchini during the fall.

Spring has more root vegetables and you can find arugula, asparagus, peppers, rhubarb to be more plentiful at that time.

Summer is a great time to enjoy blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, grapes, peaches, peas, more peppers, plums and strawberries as well as watermelon.

And then in the winter you usually only find mushrooms in the area while having to get food from other regions.

You can also find a more complete list of items at:
https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/seasonal-produce-guide
AND
http://www.jandjfoods.com/list-of-peak-seasons-for-fruits-and-veggie

Do you have a particular vegetable or fruit that you enjoy? What’s your favorite season and memory about food? Comment below.

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