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.
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.”
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.
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.
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:
|Chestnuts||Baby red capsicums|
|Packham pears||Chinese greens|
|Panama passionfruit||Dutch carrots|
|Pink lady apples||Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)|
|Red delicious apples||Ginger|
|Ruby red grapefruit||Kumara or sweet potatoes|
***Check out our next article of our top picks of these IN SEASON produce and find out TIPS on storage,
buying and quick recipes. ***