We have always been hearing to eat seasonal food since our childhood. But have we ever wondered the actual reasons behind it?
Every season offers an array of beautiful fresh products for us. Eating seasonal products seasonally means we are properly nourished throughout the year. Also, we can experiment with new dishes with what each season offers to us. Let’s look into some benefits they offer to us.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables which naturally ripen with the help of our natural giver, Sunlight holds high nutritious values, antioxidants and phytonutrient. Consumption of seasonal products means we are gaining the nutrition of a food closest to its harvesting time, which makes it more nutritious.
Seasonal foods are always noticed to be fresher, tastier, sweeter and also perfectly ripe. When we consume fruits or vegetables which naturally ripen and harvested at the right time, that gives it even more flavour along with the high nutritional value.
Eating with seasons gives us the respective nutrition that a body needs seasonally. Like in winters we are provided with a variety of citrus, high in vitamin C fruits which protect us from cough and cold. Summers provide us with stone fruits that contain extra beta-carotene and other carotenoids which protect us from sun damage.
Seasonal foods come with more advantages rather than just body benefits. Eating food from its respective season saves our money more than pdf season ones. By choosing food produced at the right time, the cost of food automatically goes down since the farmer saves money from transportation and storage.
As little 100 years ago, most people knew when to eat grapes and seasonal vegetables but with modern lifestyle striking us, we convince ourselves to eat anything and everything and any we want with facilities increasing with days. We should never forget what nature has to provide for us. They have benefits of their own for us.