Foodies, medical experts and chefs are always saying that we should eat seasonally, but why and what does it mean? We divulge the reason behind eating locally, and seasonally and why it’s good for your health, the Earth AND your pocket.
This idea is easy to understand and with a Food Lover’s Market around your corner, it is easy to implement.
Eating food that is in season is cheaper than buying fresh produce that is not in season, as it can be locally grown, and not in need of imported or stored for a long period. This is healthy as the nutrients are better preserved because it does not have to travel far and it can be harvested at its peak time. It makes rands and sense!
By eating super fresh summer fruits that haven’t been put in cold storage or imported you reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption. Seasonal fruits also give us the nutrients we need for that specific time of year – notice how fruits full of water are abundant in summer.
Get the most from your delectable summer fruits this year and wow your family and friends with the tasty (and healthy) treats you whip up! Try your hand at our refreshing summer “nice” cream or be the belle of the braai with your fruity carnival slushies, alcohol optional.
Best of summer fruits:
Think vibrant colours and you are already halfway there! Succulent strawberries, luscious litchis, cheeky cherries, plump peaches, magnificent mangoes, pudgy plums, marvellous melons, awesome apricots, and wonderful watermelons are just some of your delicious choices! You can even find out which fruits are in season by visiting your local Food Lover’s Market, just look for the fruits on special.
What is your favourite Summer fresh produce?
A list of fresh fruits in season in summer:
- Kiwi fruit
- Pawpaws or papayas
- Prickly pears
- Sweet melon or Spanspek
A list of fresh vegetables in season in summer:
- Baby corn
- Baby marrow
- Chives Ham
- Mange trout
- Red onions
Make the most out of the season and enjoy that summer feeling! For the love of summer, we’ve got fresh, delicious recipes for you to try. Browse them here: