Not many know this but fruits and vegetables all have their season where they are what many call "in season."
The reason why this is so important, especially for this blog post is because now, you'll see that many fruits and vegetables are available to eat even when they are out of season, and that is due to fruits and veggies being genetically modified. The way that you can tell is that fruits and vegetables that are in season have seeds in them while fruits and vegetables that are not in season do not have seeds in them. This is very interesting and the next time you go shopping for your fruits and vegetables, you can keep an eye out on this, and know if you are receiving fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables.
Whether or not you buy some fruits and vegetables from the grocery store or get them from the food bank, if they are organic or inorganic, they still use the same pesticides to keep them fresher, which is why the best type of fruits/veggies to get and buy are the ones with seeds in them.
Below I will provide a list of fruits and vegetables that are in season now, during Spring and ones that are in season during Summer.
Fruits/Veggies that are in season during Spring:
Apples, apricots, asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard greens, garlic, herbs, kale , lemons, lettuce, limes, mushrooms, onions, peas, pineapples, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard and turnips.
Some dishes that you can make during the spring that incorporates these fruits and vegetables is a strawberry short cake, an African dish called Sukuma( made with collard greens), you can use herbs, garlic, and onions for amazing tasteful dishes, and rhubarb pie to name a few.
Fruits/Veggies that are in season during Summer:
Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, beets, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, carrots, celery, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, green beans, herbs, honeydew melon, lemons, lima beans, limes, mangos, okra, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, summer squash, tomatillos, tomatoes, watermelon, and zucchini.
Fresh, cut watermelon is delicious in the summer, and because its in season, you can enjoy all of its refreshing benefits. You can also continue making strawberry short cake, and use garlic and tomatoes for your delicious recipes.