The freshest, tastiest, and most nutritious seasonal fruits and vegetables are those that naturally ripen in the sun. They also contain the most antioxidants and phytonutrients.
The possibility to combine a variety of delicious meals that are only available at certain times of the year is provided by the changing of the seasons. As a result, we should take advantage of the lovely fresh produce that each season has to offer in order to enhance our health and the environment.
It may be a good idea to start experimenting and attempting new recipes or reworking those old ones to integrate more seasonal fruits and vegetables. Eating seasonally guarantees that we are fully nourished throughout the year by consuming the finest that the season has to offer.
High nutritional value:
Seasonal fruits and vegetables that ripen in the sun naturally are more nutrient-dense, taste better, and have higher antioxidant and phytonutrient content. The longer produce is stored or allowed to sit while being transported, however, the less nutritious value it retains. The maximum nutrients is obtained when seasonal produce is consumed shortly after it has been harvested.
Seasonal foods have several advantages outside just their nutritional value, one of which is that they are quite economical. When something is produced in a place during its season, the price of the food naturally decreases because the farmer doesn’t have to pay for shipping or storage.
Produce that is in season is more flavorful, sweeter, and perfectly ripe. When taken for eating, fruits and vegetables that have naturally ripened on the vine or tree and were harvested at the proper time will have considerably more flavour and nutrition.
Body’s natural nutritional requirements for support:
The body gets the nutrition it needs by eating seasonally. We have access to a range of citrus fruits in the winter that are high in vitamin C, which helps the body fight colds and coughs. Soups, stews, and casseroles are delicious warm and nourishing dishes that may be made with the winter veggies.On the other side, summer foods like stone fruits and salad veggies for those delectable cool summer salads give us extra beta-carotenes and other carotenoids that help protect us against sun damage. They also provide greater sweetness for an energising summer.
Eating seasonally lowers the demand for out-of-season produce, which promotes more local product and local farming in your area and minimises the need for produce to be transported, refrigerated, heated, or irradiated.
What are you waiting for? Go grab that superfood!