Why You Should Choose In-Season Food?

Healthy Lifestyle
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Allah almighty has set a right time for everything. When summer starts Mango arrives, During Winter Oranges start falling off the trees and they both are king of fruits and are best if consumed in-season. Vegetables and Fruits when picked or harvested during the season they taste the best and has high nutritional value. As the weather changes the whole variety of food changes which gives a unique flavor to our taste buds.

In this article we have compiled Five surprising benefits of eating In-season food that will surely convince you to consume fresh, organic food instead of stored one:

Natural Nutritional Needs

Have you ever noticed that during winter all of a sudden you find seasonal citrus fruits all around? Well, Citrus Fruits are rich with Vitamin C that is known to keep winter infections and flu away. In summer you will observe the produce of fruits and vegetables that are packed with Beta-carotenoids that protects us from sun damage. Hence that’s the beauty of in-season fruits and vegetables; they are just according to what your body needs.

More hygienic with higher nutrition

In-season produce has richer taste and is highly nutritious. When in-season food is meant to be stored, various preservatives are added in a fresh produce to increase its shelf life, however with the passage of time not only its taste declines but its nutrients also get distorted. Fresh produce looks vibrant and has great benefit when consumed.

Economical Option

Obviously! When farmers harvest in-season fruits and vegetables, their presence is in abundance hence the cost falls. Stored and out of season food needs extra care, storage cost is added to it, transportation cost adds a salt to injury and makes fruits and vegetables a great luxury. However local, fresh, in-season fruits are harvested or picked up in bulk making them a reasonable option to buy.

Fresher Option

There is whole lot of effort to preserve the in-season food. Most of the fruits and vegetables are refrigerated that greatly reduce the taste of them. Some food may need to be heated in hot houses that is an artificial way to ripen the fruits and vegetables before they reach to their final destination; customers. You might find stored vegetables and fruits fine from the outside but artificial ripening can rot them from inside. Contrary to this in-season produce is vibrant in color, juicy and fresh.

If you have any concern regarding the nutritional value of in-season food, consult a nutritionist to know the exact nutritional value of fruits and vegetable.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.
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