Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

seasonal fruits and vegetables

I’ve always been one of those people that partakes in healthier eating by eating more fruits and vegetables in the warmer months. However, since I recently been paying more attention to what foods I eat, I not only eat more fruits and veggies, but those that are in season. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only healthier, but are fresher and tastier.

This past weekend, I watched the documentary Food Inc., which is about the I haven’t watched in years. However, it bigger impact on the healthier me of today than it did on the me of then who probably watched it while eating a bag of Cheetos. I’m embarrassed.

Food Inc. shined a light on how we get our food and the impact it has made over the year. To help improve the quality of foods we consume, one of the suggestions they gave was to eat fruits and vegetables that were organic, locally grown (if possible), and in season. Seasonal fruits and veggies are less likely to be chemically manipulated and genetically modified (GMO).

In case you haven’t noticed, when every season change so does the selection of fresh foods in your local grocery store. There are some foods such as apples, bananas, carrots, and celery are in season all year. However, most food has time frame when it’s the freshest and healthiest. No only are in season foods fresher and healthier, but are also easier to find and buy. Therefore, they are usually way less expensive than foods not in season. Fresher, healthier, and cheaper. What other reason could you want to get you to focus more on in season foods.

POPULAR SEASONAL FRUITS AND VEGETABLES:

WINTER:

  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Pears
  • Pineapples
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Yams
  • Turnips

SPRING:

  • Apricots
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Collard Greens
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Peas
  • Pineapples
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries

SUMMER:

  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Bell Peppers
  • Blackberries
  • Carrots
  • Cherries
  • Collard Greens
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Green Beans
  • Mango
  • Okra
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

FALL:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Spinach

For more information on which foods are in season each season, check out www.EatTheSeasons.com

 

 

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