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SEASONAL EATING :
In today’s convenience is a major issue,we all want to eat watermelon in the middle of December and enjoy a nice orange on a hot summer day.
The concepts of eating seasonality seem dated and passe. However, eating seasonly has so many health and taste advantages.
One of the most salient but yet important benefits of eating seasonally is that you are effectively reducing your carbon footprint and supporting a more geographically sustainable food economy.
2.Reduces your pesticide Intake:
When we eat out of season there are more food engineering and technology that gets involved to bring us that beautiful grapefruit in the middle of the summer.
Pesticides and preservatives are a part of the modern food system and some of these intruders will make their way into our diets.
However, by buying seasonal produce and locally grown, we can minimize the intake.
When produce is picked before it’s ripe, the nutrients do not fully develop in the flesh of the fruit. Plants need the sun to grow and picking them before they are ripe cuts off the nutrient availability. When you eat seasonally, you are guaranteed to consume the maximum amounts of vitamins and minerals intake
4.Richer flavor :
Produce that is picked when it’s fully ripened tastes amazing. If your products were picked 2 weeks ago and arriving from the other side of the country, it is picked before it’s ripe. As it travels to your local grocery store, it ripens in a cardboard box, often after being sprayed by chemicals to prevent it from ripening too quickly.
So here are some of the favorite seasonal recipes for the season:
Makes: 5 servings
Nutritional info per serving: calories: 168 / fat 10 grams / carbs 19.2 / sugar 7.2 grams/ protein 5.5 grams
Makes: 6 servings
Nutritional info per serving: calories: 250 / Fat: 9 g / Carbs: 11 g/ Sugars: 2 g / Protein: 32 g
Makes: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 220/ Fat: 19 g / Carbs: 11 g/ Sugars: 4 g / Protein: 7 g