Every fruit, vegetable and meat produce has a prime time when it’s at its seasonal best! That means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness - all super-fresh, great value and it’s better for the planet.
Eating seasonally means that you'll get the best tasting, healthiest food available. The food is grown closer to you so it doesn't spoil on its trip; it's harvested at the peak of its season, and sold during its season, before it spoils. This means that the produce hasn't had time to lose its flavour or health benefits by sitting in a shipping container for a trip across the ocean.
Another great benefit of eating what's in season is that you get a broader variety of foods in your diet as it may expose you to dishes and ingredients you may not have otherwise explored, and while it doesn't go for every location, it can also help you eat a more well-rounded and balanced diet as well.
If available to you, your local food market is a wonderful place to access the freshest local and seasonal fruit, vegetables and meat produce.
We've compiled a list of food that is plentiful in April, so next time you're whipping up something delicious keep these ingredients in mind:
Asparagus, broccoli, jersey royal new potatoes, kale, lettuce, radishes, rocket, spinach, spring onions, watercress
Rhubarb, bananas*, kiwi fruit*
* Not locally grown
Basil, chives, dill, sorrel
Meats & Seafood:
Lamb, crab, lobster, prawns, salmon, sea trout, shrimp
We hope you enjoyed this post. We'd love to see how you're eating seasonally this month; share your recipes or posts on Instagram @everysecondcounts #empoweredmoments.
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