I have been away from home the last few days staying in a different location to one I am familiar with – this brought some unexpected new experiences of food choice when you live nearer to a lively urban environment. I enjoyed some fabulous Indian tiffin-box food; a few slices of artisan bread baked with many different grains and in countless ways; and a vast array of regular and exotic fruit and vegetables (far more than I see at my local farmer’s market). It all made for a wonderful food journey around the world (from the comfort of my temporary home).
However, I still do rate our own home-grown seasonal fruit and vegetables as some of the best on offer for great nutrition and am an advocate of eating seasonally for freshness and variety.
By chance or serendipity, this infographic landed into my inbox this morning which sums up the principal seasonal fruit and vegetables available in the UK at a glance and may well spark your interest to ring the changes and choose something different to eat this week. Website visitors from outside the UK may well find this selection at different times of the year but hopefully will find some inspiration too as to what can be on offer to the WLS patient – wider than perhaps you thought?
There are many benefits to buying seasonal fruit and veg; it is usually cheaper when bought in season and is often grown locally, not only helping the local economy, but also helping to ensure it arrives in store perfectly ripe and ready for consumption. Studies have also shown that when fruits and vegetables are in season, they are often more flavoursome and contain more nutrients.