Over the past few years, the topic of eating seasonally has arisen. Not only does this ensure that you obtain the freshest produce possible because of it not having to be transported across the world; seasonal produce is far cheaper to purchase as well. In case you’re wondering what is currently in season, the list below will help give you some ideas to get your taste buds tingling.
Also commonly known as green, red, yellow or orange peppers, these ‘seed pods’ tend to be sweet and juicy with somewhat of a mild and spicy flavour. Capsicums are available in several different shapes ranging from round to long and pointy and they are not only used to enhance several different dishes; in many cases, they can be sliced open, filled with other vegetables and topped off with accompaniments such as cheese and bacon.
- Blood Oranges
The only difference between blood oranges and regular oranges is the brilliant red colour of their flesh. This is a result of these fruits containing high quantities of anthocyanin, which is a natural antioxidant. These fantastic fruits can be used in several different ways such as adding to drinks for an extra splash of colour and tang, including with baked goods as a substitute for lemons or other citrus fruit and even in salads.
Alternatively known as beets and blood turnips in some parts of the world, these root vegetables are brilliant purple in colour and have exceptionally high nutritional value, especially when consumed fresh. They can be used in a variety of recipes and are available in different varieties such as Detroit Dark Red, Chioggia and Formanova. It has been suggested that these veggies can assist with naturally detoxing various parts of the body and lowering blood pressure in some cases.
Although this pleasant-smelling herb is native to the Mediterranean region, it is now available all over the world and both the seeds and plant itself can be used in many ways. Sliced thinly, the leaves can be added to salads to impart an anise-like flavour, or alternatively, it can be added to your favourite spice rub in seed or powder form. However, it should be used relatively sparingly, as over-consumption can promote laxative effects.
- Asian Greens
Some of the most popular varieties of these include:
- Chinese white cabbage
- Peking cabbage
- Chinese flat cabbage,
- Garland Chrysanthemum
- Chinese broccoli
- Flowering Chinese cabbage
- Water spinach
- Amaranth and Mustard cabbage
Many of these can be used in salads and of course Asian – and several other – dishes to enhance flavour and boost nutritional value. Some can even be drizzled with a little oil and spices, roasted for a short while and served as an accompaniment to main meals.
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