Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
All fruits and vegetables have a particular time of year when they are at their peak (and usually cheapest). Eating according to the seasons is an important part of a healthy and sustainable diet.
Generally fresh food in season is unbeatable in terms of taste, nutritional value and variety. Most out-of-season food has been grown in artificial conditions, picked prematurely and shipped halfway around the world, giving it ample time to deteriorate and lose nutrients.
From now until the end of winter (end of August), the following are some of the fruits and vegetables that are in season.
- Apples (Granny Smith, Fuji, Delicious, Jonathan’s)
- Dragon fruit
- Pears (Josephine, Nashis)
- Broad beans
- Brussels Sprouts
- Jerusalem Artichokes
- Red capsicum
- Sweet potato
- Wild rocket
As you can see, there is a large variety of fresh produce to choose from. To maintain a healthy diet, you should aim to eat as many different colours of fruits and vegetables as possible each day.