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‘Tis The Season For These Veggies


  • SumoMe

The benefits of eating foods that are in season are plenty. Let’s put it this way, if you ate a vegetable in March when it’s normally only harvested in July, wouldn’t you wonder how the vegetable came about? It was either conceived via artificial methods like hot housing or kept for months from the previous year’s harvest which is not a good thing. There are reasons why you should eat what’s in season, here are some.

Cost

When crops are in season, chances are you’ll get them for much less. It’s the law of demand and supply; when something’s in season, lots of it is harvested, therefore they go for cheap.

Taste

Food that is shipped or frozen loses its taste along the way. Ok, so we’ll never get our food fresh but no matter, it’s still better to eat something that’s imported but in season than something that’s imported and not in season. If a fruit or vegetable was meant to grow in a particular season, it’s packed with more nutrition and taste better. Look out for organic supermarkets in Singapore that import vegetables from local farms or daily.

What to eat in July

Fruits: stock up on soft fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, apricots and cherries.

Leaves, roots & stems: aubergine, beetroot, broad beans, barrots, bauliflower, courgettes, fennel, french beans, garlic, lettuce, onions, pak choi, peas, potatoes, radishes, rocket, spinach, tomatoes, watercress.

From the sea: mackerel is a good fish to have this month so are clams, crab, crayfish, lobster, pollack, rainbow trout, scallops, sea bass and sea trout. Do, however, watch the cholesterol intake.

Meat: lamb

Adapted from Silver Nutmeg

An organic supermarket to try

SuperNature

21 Orchard Boulevard
#01-21/23 & 27 Park House
Singapore 248645
Tel (65) 6304 1338
Fax (65) 6735 0366
sales@supernature.com.sg

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