ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Foods that are in season are not only fresher and taste better; they have higher nutritional value and support your body’s natural nutritional needs. They also avoid overseas contaminates and chemicals that are used to make produce survive long periods of travel.
The fall season brings cool weather and new seasonal foods. Apples, grapes, cucumber, and bell peppers are in season and perfect for snacking. Stay warm by using potatoes and leeks for soup. Or oven-roast some eggplants and seasoned artichokes. It is common to get sick when the weather changes, but you can stay healthy with seasonal berries.
Vasanti Malik, PhD from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health said “blueberries, black berries, these are all types of fruits that contain anthocyanin. The anthocyanin, which is a type of polyphenol, has benefits for reducing inflammation and may have some antioxidative properties.”
If you don’t love all of the September foods, like squash and cabbage, you can go to http://fresheverydayproduce.com/in-season, and select your state to find the top seasonal foods for the month.
Grocery stores stock up on these items in bulk because they are plentiful, making them less expensive for you. More fruits and vegetables that will be their best in September are tomatoes, peaches, plums, garlic, pears, and sweet corn.
Contributors to this news report include: Hayley Hudson, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.