Now is the perfect time to celebrate the seasonal produce of Autumn and practice “seasonal eating.”
#1: It supports our body needs natural nutritional needs
Eating with the seasons provides the body with the nutrition it needs. In winter we are provided with a variety of citrus, high in Vitamin C which supports the body to fight coughs and colds. The winter vegetables are perfect for making warm and nourishing meals like soups, stews and casseroles. On the other hand summer foods such as stone fruits provide us with extra beta-carotenes and other carotenoids that help protect us against sun damage, they also provide more sweetness for an energizing summer, as well as salad vegetables for those tasty cool summer salads.
#2: High nutritional value
Seasonal fruits and vegetables that naturally ripen in the sun are fresher, taste better and have the highest amount of nutrition, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Whereas, produce loses nutritional value the longer it is stored or sits while being transported. Consumption of seasonal produce closer to the time of harvesting provides the most nutrition.
#3: Better taste
In-season produce is fresher and tastes better, sweeter and perfectly ripe. Fruits and vegetables when taken for consumption that have been naturally ripened on the vine or the tree and harvested at the right time, will have much more flavor and nutrition.
Head to your local market and make sure you are grabbing some of these Fall favorites:
- Sweet Potatoes 🍠
- Kale 🥬
- Pears 🍐
- Parsnips 🥕
- Toasted nuts & seeds 🌰
For a full guide, use this amazing resource : https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/