It is no secret that when a fruit and veg is in season, it tastes better. But there is even more benefits than taste to eating seasonal food. Here are just a few:
Reduce your carbon footprint
By eating seasonally, you are effectively reducing your carbon footprint and supporting a geographically sustainable food economy. The food that you eat that isn’t necessarily in season has had to travel from somewhere where it is in season. This travel negatively impacts the environment, which means eating seasonal produce is a great way to help our environment.
Reduce pesticide consumption
When transporting these out of season foods, they need to add something a little extra to make sure they stay as fresh as possible. When the food finally gets to you, it is covered in chemicals and not as fresh as it looks.
High intensity nutrients
When consuming seasonal fruit and veg, they are full of nutrients and vitamin content because they have ripened on their own. This means they are untouched and you are infusing your diet with a saturation of vital minerals and natural flavours and colours.
Sounds like a no-brainer to us – eat fresh! Your body, the environment and your taste buds will thank you for it!