A Seasonal Buy

Such is the abundance of fruit and vegetables available at our supermarkets these days that we often stray from eating just those in season.

Not only do fruit and vegetables in season taste better because they are generally allowed to stay on the tree longer and are harvested later but they are also cheaper to purchase.

Fresher produce is also higher in nutritional content as those that are stored for long periods in cold rooms tend to lose vitamins and minerals. In-season produce supports local farmers, prevents overseas contaminates and of course is more environmentally friendly as it cuts down on transport costs and irradiation of produce.

Fruit and vegetable shops tend to be better at just stocking produce in season.

Troppo’s Fruit Market and Deli pride themselves on this principle and focus on providing the best Australian grown produce for their customers.

These are the fruit and vegetables you should be looking out for now and in the coming months

Fruit – Apples,apricots, banana, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, currants, fig, grapefruit,grapes, honeydew, lemon, loganberries, lychee, mangos, mulberries, nectarines, passionfruit, peach, plum, pineapple, raspberries, watermelon.

Vegetables – asparagus, avocado, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, corn, cucumber, onion, daikon,eggplant, leek, lettuce, spring onion, peas, potato, radish, shallot, silverbeet, squash, tomato, watercress, zucchini

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