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WHAT’S IN SEASON THIS WINTER?

4 ADVANTAGES OF IN SEASON PRODUCE

According to experts, eating foods in season is the best way to get the most nutrients.

Discover what’s ripe for winter.

Healthier

In-season fruits and vegetables that have had a chance to fully ripen before they’re picked have the most nutrients. And these nutrients often correspond to our body’s seasonal needs.Seasonal produce have higher levels of beneficial nutrients and often tastes better. It also has health benefits. Naturopath and nutritionist Emma Sutherland explains how eating in-season foods is the best way to maximise nutritional absorption.

“When things are eaten and they’re in season it basically means the phytonutrients — which are the health compounds — are allowed to develop to their full potential. They’re exposed to the nutrients in the soil and sunlight for the right amount of time and picked at their peak.”

Greener

Being a seasonal eater also means being environmentally conscious. By eating food that is in season means your food doesn’t have to travel that far to get to you.

Foods that have been picked too early and travel long distances uses preservatives and pesticides that are needed to keep the produce healthy for it’s long journey.

Cheaper

Seasonal foods are often cheaper than out-of-season produce since they do not require much time and effort to produce and deliver provided that anything that’s in season is abundant that’s why the cost is less.

Tastier

Foods that have had the chance to fully and naturally ripen before they’ve been picked will taste how they’re supposed to.

 

So here’s out list of what’s in season this WINTER:

FRUIT

VEGETABLE

Carambola Baby fennel
Chestnuts Baby red capsicums
Custard apples Beetroot
Fuji apples Broccoli
Grapefruit Brown onions
Kiwifruit Brussels sprouts
Lemons Cabbage
Limes Carrots
Mandarins Cauliflower
Nashi Celeriac
Navel oranges Celery
Packham pears Chinese greens
Panama passionfruit Dutch carrots
Pears English spinach
Persimmons Fennel
Pink lady apples Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
Quinces Garlic
Red delicious apples Ginger
Rhubarb Jerusalem artichokes
Ruby red grapefruit Kumara or sweet potatoes
Leeks
Parsnips
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Rosemary
Sage
Silverbeet
Spinach
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***Check out our next article of our top picks of these IN SEASON produce and find out TIPS on storage,

buying and quick recipes. ***

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