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The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Buy During Winter

The Best Fruits and Vegetables to Buy During Winter

So, you’re craving for watermelon…in winter! Will you buy expensive watermelons to satisfy your craving? Or just look for cheaper fruits and vegetables in season?

Seasons change and so does the fresh produce that comes with it.

Now, that winter has arrived, a huge variety of fruit and vegetables only seen this season will be yours for the taking.

So, just for this season, we can forget for a while some of our favourite summer fruits and vegetables, and focus our strengths on how we could maximise on this season’s harvest.

Although fruits and vegetables grown during summer may still be available in the market, buying food in season makes sense for a few reasons. Here’s why.

1. Fresher And Tastier

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Foods in season are fresher and tastier than out-of-season food that has been grown forcefully to meet the market.

2. More Nutritious

Some fruits and vegetables grow better in colder weather, which means, they are more nutritious because they are in an environment suited for optimal growth.

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3. It’s Cheaper

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Buying food that is out of season also means it travels a long way to get to you and most likely wasn’t grown locally, which increases its cost. It is also likely to not be available in abundance translating to grocers charging as they please for it rather than competitively pricing for a flooded market.

4. More Environment-Friendly

Eating seasonal fruits and vegetables reduces the demand for out-of-season produce which helps local farming in your area, which means less transportation, less refrigeration, less hot houses, and less irradiation of produce.

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5. Challenges Your Creativity In Cooking

Having only particular choices of food for this specific season challenges your creativity to come up with new, fun and delicious dishes based on what you find.

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Examples of Winter Fruits

Examples of Winter Vegetables

Winter is here… stock up on the freshest fruits and vegetables now!

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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