I don’t always choose fruits and veggies that are in season – but it makes the most sense! Below are the reasons why and some great recipes to try.
Chemicals are sometimes added to delay the ripening process when picked early. Produce that has been picked when fully ripened tastes so much better than if it has been picked early so it can travel.
When produce is picked early, it is robbed of the opportunity to ripen fully and the nutrients do not fully develop. When you eat in season, you get a vast array of options that can give you a balanced diet of fruits and veggies.
Fruits and vegetables that are in season are plentiful which means it costs less for the store and then for you. If you purchase produce out of season, you have to consider all the extras added like time and travel, etc.
Mushroom Asparagus Crustless Quiche by Pinch Me Good
Vegan Potato Leek Soup by Bites of Beri
Mango Chicken Pasta by Plantains & Challah
Farro Risotto with Morel Mushrooms by Vodka and Biscuits
Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Peashoot Salad by Her Mise En Place
Lychee Pineapple Cucumber-Ade by Plantains and Challah
Kale Salad With Pomegranate and Parmesan (Substitute spinach!) by Plantains and Challah
Broccoli Rabe Pasta With Smoky Chickpeas by Savory Nothings