Hi! Welcome to Day 3 of ’12 Days of Blogmas’. Today I’m going to be talking about Eating Seasonally. This post is specifically related to the UK however I’m sure a quick google can find you the information related to
Why Should We Eat Seasonally?
To Help The Environment
Since the UK
However, if you are craving something out of season, it’s worth considering that buying imported (especially from Europe rather than America or Oceania) might actually have less of an environmental impact than if they were grown artificially in the UK with greenhouses: Check the label to see the country of origin.
To Support Local Farmers & Economy
Buying locally and in season means that you’re helping British farmers to continue growing and producing. You’re supporting your community by providing jobs & money to be reinvested in your local area.
It Tastes Better & Is Better for your health
Seasonal food is generally harvested at it’s prime and it’s the ripe produce grown and presented without the need for added chemicals that tastes the best! Ripe produce is filled with all the good nutrients and it tastes better as it hasn’t travelled so far meaning that it was picked before it needed to have been.
It’s (Generally) Cheaper!
You’re not paying a premium for importing the foods and there tends to be large harvests of seasonal food which reduces the price of the produce.
Seasonal Foods For December, January and February
- Apples, Cranberries, Passion Fruit, Pomegranate , Quince, Pears
- Beetroot, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Potatoes, Parsnips, Red Cabbage, Swede, Turnips, Winter Squash
Meat & Fish
- Duck, Goose, Grouse, Hare, Pheasant, Turkey, Venison, Rabbit, Cod, Haddock, Mussels, Mackerel
- Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Sage, Walnuts, Truffles, Chicory, Watercress
Some Great Resources To Bookmark
I hope you found this helpful and are more mindful about what you’re eating this Winter! Let me know your thoughts are on eating seasonally and the foods that you like to eat in the Winter in the comments below.
See you tomorrow for another Blogmas post!
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