Best To Eat In Season
Everyone wants to eat enough healthy fruits and vegetables. And the best time to eat them, is when they’re in season. That’s when the fruits and vegetables are at their peek, nutritionally. Personally I eat organic, non GMO as well as try to eat by the seasons. This way I get the best nutrition I can from the food I eat. You will alway have a variety of fruits and vegetables to choose from, every season.
In season during the heat of Summer: Apples, Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Berries, Carrots, Cherries, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Figs, Garlic, Grapes, Green Beans, Mangoes, Nectarines, Peaches, Peppers, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon and Zucchini. Everything else is imported, warehoused, green housed or from hydroponics. No thanks.
Out Of Season
It’s not always easy to eat in season, because a lot of foods are available out of season. I like apples a lot, and they’re the one thing I do eat out of season. Mostly because they can be imported from other countries, where they are in season. But occasionally, I’ll get apples that have obviously been stored for later sale. They’re a huge disappointment to say the least. And of course, I know I’m not getting the nutritional value from them that I want. Fortunately, apples are in season during the sumer months in great abundance and variety! So eat up and enjoy them!
The issue I have with the imported produce, is that I don’t honestly know how they were grown. When they say organic, what does that really mean? Are there pesticides used in their neighbors fields or orchards? Basically, I just don’t know exactly what I’m getting. Unless the supplier guarantees them to be up to the highest organic standards. And you you won’t get that kind of guarantee, in a grocery store. At least I’ve never ran across one that did. As long as the supplier says it’s organic, that’s good enough for them. Ans as far as the suppliers are concerned, if the farmers tell them it’s grown organic, that’s good enough for them. We have checks and balances here in the USA. Laws that say what is and what is not organic. These laws do not apply to imported produce, because there’s no way to enforce them. So like I said earlier; I just don’t know exactly what I’m getting.
I shop on-line for a lot of food and am very choosy about what I buy locally at the grocery stores. Yes you can buy fresh produce on-line. I get mine shipped by truck to me, along with a lot of other people. The company I choose to shop with is called Azure. There are others out there but I’ve found Azure to be the best for price and quality. I get fresh and frozen foods from them. Not only organic, but also gluten free and other things that are not as easily found locally. Some of the things they carry I can find locally at HyVee. So I compare prices. Azure is almost always far less expensive. Even with the shipping costs, which have never been high on any of my orders. You can safely buy quality organic food, even if you can’t find it at your local grocery store.
I hope this is helpful for you, in choosing vegetables and fruits in season.
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