Thanks to a growing global supply chain, most fruits and vegetables are available in supermarkets year round. So why should you seek out seasonal produce? Seasonal fruits and vegetables are:
-Better for your health: When fruits and veggies are eaten in their proper season, they are more nutrient dense because they have matured on the plant, rather than being picked early and made to ripen in a truck with chemicals.
-Better for the environment- Seasonal produce more often comes from local farms, which means less emissions from airplanes and trucks necessary to bring us produce from all over the world. Eating local also reduces water use, land use, soil degradation, and pollution
-Better for your taste buds: An apple freshly plucked from a tree will be much tastier than one shipped thousands of miles or left in cold storage for months.
-Better for your budget: Fruits and vegetables are likely to be at their best price in the fall, so you’ll save money by sticking to what’s in season.
So what's in Season this Fall? Check it out:
1. Sweet potatoes
4. Butternut squash
5. Brussel sprouts
Not a big fan of the raw veggie? All of the above veggies taste WONDERFUL when you roast them in the oven. Just cut up your chosen one, toss it lightly in olive oil, and spread on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees until browned. Simple and your body will thank you! What is your favorite fall recipe?