Each month brings plenty of seasonal fruit and veg to enjoy, but as shoppers we’ve grown used to buying whatever we like, whenever we like. Bear in mind though, imported fruit and vegetables are more expensive, so stay seasonal and save money.
Seasonal cooking can be a challenge to begin with, but the benefits are endless. Not only is it cheaper to buy fruit and vegetables when they’re in season, they’ll taste better and often be more nutritious – helping you on your way to your five a day.
Eating seasonally is also a great way to discover food you haven’t tried before – next time you’re stuck for inspiration, visit your local market and see what fruit and vegetables are on offer.
Generally low in fat and calories, and a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre, fruit and vegetables are a key part of any healthy, balanced diet and lower your risk of developing many health conditions, including high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, obesity and certain cancers. They are an ideal healthy snack – whether or not you have diabetes.