• Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?

Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?

Increasing the consumption of seasonal fruit and vegetables means always choosing the best

We can appreciate the tastiest and healthiest selection that nature offers us, without having to settle for off-season choices lacking the taste we expected. The health of our body, our wallet and even our planet greatly benefits from this choice. Now we are not saying to buy fruit and vegetables always equipped with a calendar that indicates their seasonality, but paying a little more attention and reading this article may be enough to make you appreciate the advantages of eating more fruit and vegetables in season.

Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?
Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?

Wholly natural

Unless you appreciate the rich, refined and unique flavor of chemical substances, it is advisable to increase the consumption of seasonal fruit and vegetables. The chemicals needed to preserve the off-season choices and transport them from one part of the world to another are not needed when the best fruit and vegetables are locally sourced.

Better taste

Seasonal fruit is unquestionably tastier. Collected at the moment when nature is dictating its maturation and therefore at the peak of its flavor. Have you ever eaten fruit and vegetables and the don’t taste like they should? They are probably out of season and will never be able to compete with the freshest ones, collected just before reaching your tables.

Less expensive for you and the planet

Appreciating the variety that Mother Nature insists on offering us at the right time is good for your wealth, not just your health. Seasonal choices cost much less than off-season ones and the environmental impact that comes from the continuous export of the latter can be offset by the purchase of more fruit and vegetables already in your vicinity. So do yourself and the planet this favor.

Seasonal fruit and vegetables vary

All we have to do is consume more fruit and vegetables in season to follow that hackneyed (but always true) advice to eat in all colors and vary our foods. You may also be surprised by the pleasure of changing fruit and vegetables on the table with the changing of the seasons. Autumn is less sad, winter less cold, spring more cheerful and summer more fun, you never get bored with the same repeated choices.

Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?
Why eat more seasonal fruit and vegetables?

Seasonality coincides with our needs

The most surprising and unbelievable aspect of seasonality is that nature seems to ripen fruit and vegetables according to what our body needs. As if by magic, when we need to protect the immune system in the cold months it ripens more fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, beets, spinach, oranges, mandarins, kiwis, apples, pears etc.). In the warmer months, when we need to hydrate for the heat, watermelon, melon, peaches, tomatoes ripen, and to protect us from the sun’s rays peppers, courgettes and aubergines ripen, which also contain a good amount of carotenoids and antioxidants. Coincidence or not, don’t take advantage of this fortuitous abundance of the right fruit and vegetables at the right time.

More vitamins and a healthier life

The nutritional value of all fruit and vegetables is absolutely greater if in season. On the contrary, long-stored fruit and vegetables lose a large part of antioxidant vitamins, and we have already talked about the greater amount of fertilizers, pesticides and chemical substances. In short, if we eat fruit and vegetables to feel good, it is a shame not to fully enjoy all the natural benefits that nature continues to offer us so stubbornly, especially right when it offers them.