Enjoy the delicious flavors on your plate and the variety of seasonal produce is sure to appeal to your palate.
Fresh and high in nutritional value is why you should stick to the farm products that are in the season. Thefruitsandvegetables that are seasonal will also be much fresher. These are closer to getting harvested and thus have all its nutrients intact. When the produce is stored for a prolonged time then vitamins and minerals start to decline and this means that when you have them you miss out on some important nutrients.
The seasonal produce also has a visual appeal. Fruits and vegetables that are off-season look dull and shrunk and on the other hand, when you have the seasonal produce they will look fresh and plump. They also taste much better and fresh. The phyto-nutrient content of the product also reduces when the product is stored for long. The large supermarkets may end up buying the product that has been stored and preserved in order to extend the life of the fruit or vegetable.
Also when you buy something that is offseason then it could be possible that the product has been imported from some another country. Here you do not know what are the rules and regulations of using pesticides in those countries. Thus you are exposed to contamination. Many countries are very relaxed when it comes to the rules of spraying pesticides on the plants. Also when the produce is grown overseas then the soil contamination and the land quality may not be tested.
There are some agricultural areas that could be highly toxic because it is located close to an industry. There are many farming practices that may not be well regulated in foreign countries. Thus the poor hygiene could affect you and to avoid that look for fresh produce from your area.
Also when the product is shipped from overseas then it is sprayed and bleached so that it stays fresh for long. It is best to buy the product when it is in season and is cheap and on sale. You would rather buy them in bulk and store them in your freezer for later use. But stick to the seasonal variety only.
The seasonal produce lets you include variety in your diet. So stick just to them and go to my blog to check out the various recipes that you can try out with this product. These are delicious, fresh, and healthy.