Friday, November 20, 2009

Eating Seasonally...


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

Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall

Year Round

Apples
Belgian Endive
Bok Choy
Brussels Sprouts
Cherimoya
Chestnuts
Coconuts
Dates
Grapefruit
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms
Oranges
Parsnips
Pear
Persimmons
Pummelo
Radicchio
Red Currents
Rutabagas
Sweet Potatoes
Tangerines
Turnips
Winter Squash
Yams

Apricots
Artichokes
Asparagus
Broccoli
Chives
Collard Greens
English Peas
Fava Beans
Fennel
Fiddlehead
Green Beans
Honeydew
Mango
Morel Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Oranges
Limes
Pea Pods
Pineapple
Ramps
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Sorrel
Spinach
Spring Baby Lettuce
Strawberries
Sweet Corn
Sugar Snap Peas
Swiss Chard
Vidalia Onions
Watercress

Apricots
Beets
Bell Peppers
Blackberries
Blueberries
Boysenberries
Cantaloupe
Casaba Melon
Cherries
Crenshaw Melon
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Figs
Garlic
Grapefruit
Grapes
Green Beans
Green Peas
Honeydew Melons
Kiwifruit
Lima Beans
Limes
Loganberries
Nectarines
Okra
Peaches
Persian Melons
Plums
Radishes
Raspberries
Strawberries
Sweet Corn
Summer Squash
Tomatillo
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Zucchini

Acorn Squash
Apples
Belgian Endive
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash
Cauliflower
Celery Root
Chayote Squash
Cherimoya
Coconuts
Cranberries
Diakon Radish
Garlic
Ginger
Grapes
Guava
Huckleberries
Kohlrabi
Kumquats
Mushrooms
Parsnips
Pear
Persimmons
Pineapple
Pommegranate
Pumpkin
Quince
Rutabagas
Sweet Potatoes
Swish Chard
Turnips
Winter Squash
Yams

Avocados
Bananas
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Lemons
Lettuce
Onions
Papayas
Bell Peppers
Potatoes




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