Nowadays we can buy seasonal fruit, like blueberries, all year round. However, we challenge you to consider if there is sense in buying out-of-season fruit that is grown indoors; does such fruit have any nutritional value at all compared to seasonal produce? Let’s find out!
First of all, scientific research suggests that eating seasonal produce is the most sustainable way to eat, reducing the environmental impact of your diet. By eating local seasonal produce, you will contribute to small businesses and farmers rather than supporting big companies who, frankly, don’t always have our best interests in mind.
Fresh Produce is Cheap but Nutrient Dense
Harvesting pumpkin in the middle of the summer wouldn’t do any good. Seasonal produce is being harvested at the peak of freshness so that it doesn’t lose its important vitamins and minerals. As well as a pack-punch of nutrients, seasonal fruit and veggies are easier to produce making them cheaper to source. When autumn is here, apples are super cheap, so stock up and make a naturally sweet pie!
Seasonal produce doesn’t have to be waxed because it is in season; its fresh appearance comes naturally and doesn’t have to be maintained artificially. As it’s not always easy to find even seasonal produce pest-free, we recommend buying from organic sources with a good reputation. This will allow you to really focus on supporting sustainable and ethical businesses and nourishing your body with the best quality food possible.
Autumn Smoothie Bowl
In other news, we made an autumn smoothie bowl using seasonal produce (well, we used bananas as well, but nobody’s perfect). The hero produce of our smoothie bowl was: pears, apples, bananas, cinnamon, anise, almond milk, pumpkin seeds and turmeric. The preparation was easy, just throw it into a blender, peeled if desired. We enjoyed it in our Coconut Bowls, of course, to make it insta-worthy.
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