This season's hottest food - do you know what's trending?

April 14, 2015 0 Comments

 

With Mercedes Fashion Week in full swing in Sydney, showcasing the latest and greatest in the world of fashion and what's hot for seasons to come. It got me thinking, while we try to be on top of it all, most of us have no idea what's hot at the farmer's market. Eating seasonally has so many nutritional benefits, it's cheaper, it helps the farmers, and the planet. Get familiar with your produce (and where it comes from). Here are five reasons to strut down to the farmers markets this weekend, and pick up the latest trends.

1. Flavor - Stuff that's in season usually gets VIP treatment which means adequate time to ripen. The result, tip top quality and full flavour. 
2. More bang for your buck - If you didn't know, plants get their nourishment from the sun and soil. The seasonal guy gets the best of both worlds which means more nutrients and antioxidants for you.
3. It's cheaper - Economics 101 - supply and demand. When there’s ample supply of a product (like when it's in season), prices go down ( down, down prices go down)
4. Better for the environment - Seasonal produce doesn't need much human intervention because it grows in harmony with the season, it has everything it needs because it's his turn to be all that it can be. Seasonal food is more likely to be locally produced as well, which means that your beans don't have to be handled by too many strangers.
5. Better for your body  - Nature is full of cycles. Your body, and nutritional needs change with the seasons, hence why you usually crave different things as the seaons change. Give your body what it needs by eating what nature provides for you naturally.
So what's trending right now?

Fruit

  • apples
  • bananans
  • figs
  • grapes
  • kiwi
  • lemons
  • watermellon
  • stone-fruit - nectarines, peaches, plums
  • pears
  • persimmons

Vegetables

  • asparagus
  • beans & bean sprouts
  • beets
  • broccoli (they're actually hot for all seasons)
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • cucumber
  • eggplant
  • lettuce
  • mushrooms
  • potatoes
  • pumpkin
  • snow peas
  • sweet corn
  • tomatoes
  • turnips
  • zucchini (i always spell it wrong, does any one else have this problem?)

source: Seasonal Food Guide Australia






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