In recent years there has been more emphasis on eating locally grown produce and the concept of farm to table eating. A central idea within these concepts is seasonal eating. Seasonal eating is eating foods that are in season, harvested at their peak.
When you eat foods that are currently in season you get more nutrients compared to eating foods that are out of season. This is because the foods are picked when they are at their peak. Foods that are made available in their off season have less nutritional value because they are picked before they ripen so they can be shipped without spoiling. Eating foods at their peak also means more flavor! Seasonal eating also impacts the environment. Shipping foods long distances creates more fuel emissions. Food that is grown locally or regionally does not have to travel as far to get to you, with fewer emissions. Finally each season brings different fruits and vegetables to choose from adding variety to your diet.
What is in season for fall?
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