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4 Reasons You Should Eat In Season!

 

Since our world has become more connected, we have become more disconnected with our food. Yes, we still LOVE meal time, but we are less likely to know where all of our ingredients come from. That's because they are ready for our taking in supermarkets and stores, whereas our ancestors would forage, grow, and swap food with our neighbours - and no, we don't mean our neighbouring countries!  

These days, we can have avo on toast or berries on yogurt all year round! But this means our much-loved avos and berries have travelled some distance before landing on our plates! And we should really consider what's in season, and here's why! 

Why you should eat seasonal food

1. Seasonal food tastes better

Eating foods in season typically TASTE better as they have ripened naturally and have grown in their favoured environment. Think of lemons, there is a HUGE difference between the “perfect,” hard, pale lemon on the supermarket shelf vs the wonky, juicy, vibrant one off your Nan’s sacred tree.  

2. Eating seasonally is healthier

Naturally ripened food is more nutrient dense again due to favoured environments. Foods grown out of season can be chemically ripened or have travelled a great distance to get to you.

3. Eating seasonally helps the environment

Leading to the next reason, the environment! The distance from paddock to plate is known as “food miles”.

We here at Dineamic are Locavores - we source local, Aussie-grown produce wherever possible. This decreases the food miles before they get to you.

With our country being so vast, it's not easy to grow produce everywhere. Food may need to travel far to ensure all Australians have access to nutritious food. Look for Australian grown products. 

4. Eating seasonally is cheaper

Food that's in season is easier on your wallet, and puts your dollars in the back pockets of local Aussies.  

How to eat in season, every season!

So veggie garden enthusiast or not, we should all know what's in season and eat around the knowledge. Luckily here in Oz, we have states with different climates, so we do have access to fresh produce from our own country at certain times of the year. But this also means seasonality can change in states, so be sure to research your own state to confirm what's growing in your community.  

Here's a rough guide for you to base your weekly shopping off:  

Summer: 

Autumn: 

Veggies:  

Avocado 

Corn 

Cucumber 

Eggplant 

Beetroot 

Beans 

Asparagus 

Capsicum 

Lettuce 

Tomatoes 

Zucchini 

 

Fruit:  

Watermelon 

Strawberries 

Raspberries 

Plums 

Peaches 

Cherries 

Blueberries 

 

 

 

Veggies: 

Beans 

Beetroot 

Broccoli 

Cabbage 

Carrots 

Cucumbers 

Eggplant 

Spring onion 

Tomatoes 

Snow peas 

Pumpkin 

 

Fruit: 

Grapes 

Pears 

Persimmons 

Quinces 

Melon 

Figs 

Apples 

 

 

 

Winter: 

Spring: 

 

Veggies: 

Broccoli 

Brussel Sprouts 

Potatoes 

Carrots 

Cauliflower 

Fennel 

Mushrooms 

Silverbeet 

Spinach 

Sweet Potato 

 

Fruit: 

Bananas 

Grapefruit 

Kiwifruit 

Lemons 

Mandarins 

Oranges 

 

 

 

Veggies 

Artichokes 

Asparagus 

Bean Sprouts 

Beetroot 

Cabbage 

Cauliflower 

Leeks 

Peas 

Silverbeet 

Spinach 

 

Fruit: 

Oranges 

Lemons 

Grapefruit 

Bananas 

Mangos 

Passionfruit 

Tangelos 

 

 

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