Why Eat Seasonally?
Seasonal food is the time of year when food is at its optimum, either in terms of flavour or harvest. In today's global food market most foods are available all year round but when local seasonal food is available it tends to be fresher and cheaper because there has been less transportation and storage time from farm to fork. Foods are usually harvested when they are at their peak and typically have the most flavour and nutrients, so eating seasonal food tends to be tastier, healthier and better for the environment. This can also help you to include a wide variety of foods in your diet.
Take a look at the seasons to see when different foods are at their best and try and include seasonal produce, where ever possible, in your diet. There are also some cooking and recipe suggestions to help you if you are unsure of how to use some of the foods available.
- What's in season in spring chart
- What’s in season in summer chart
- What's in season in autumn chart
- What's in season in winter chart
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