Why is it best to eat seasonally?
Eating seasonally means eating locally because obviously seasons are relative to where you live. The basic reasons to eat seasonal foods are: A: Far more nutrients in something that grows naturally during it's designated time of year. B: Environmentally friendly. Eating locally/seasonally does not require shipping foods across the country or overseas. C: A lifestyle that emphasizes variety is way healthier than a lifestyle consisting of eating the same foods all the time. Your body needs all kinds of nutrients from all varieties of foods and sometimes eating the same thing over and over again builds a tolerance in your body so that you develop allergies and cannot absorb nutrients properly and efficiently. Read more on World's Healthiest Foods...
This Eat Well Guide is a fantastic way to find out which foods are seasonal in your area. And below is a general Seasonal Produce Chart:
In Season Produce Chart