The Four Seasons of Produce

Seasons Change… and so should your diet! Consuming plenty of vegetables and low-glycemic fruits is one of the cornerstones of good health. Diets that have an emphasis on plant-based food sources are linked to a lower risk of developing deadly diseases like cancer and type-2 diabetes. But many Americans do not consume the recommended 5 – 13 servings of vegetables and fruit per day, and many more do not have access to fresh, seasonal, and local produce.

eating seasonal produce

If you’ve ever compared fruits and vegetables from a local farm stand to those at the grocery store, you may have noticed a difference between their appearances and taste. This is because fruits and vegetables have growing seasons that determine when they are the most flavorful – and when they contain the most nutrients.

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