Why seasonal fruits and vegetables are important for the environment and for our health
Nutritionists and chefs alike advise eating “seasonally” and “locally” – thereby including foods in your diet that are grown at the same time of the year you eat them.
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Eating seasonal and locally grown food has many benefits for the consumer, food growers/producers and the community.
The following is an excerpt from the 7 Benefits of Eating Local Foods (Michigan State University)
Eating local food is eating seasonally. are full of flavor and taste better than the ones… that have traveled thousands of miles and picked before they were ripe.
Locally grown food is full of flavor. When grown locally, the crops are picked at their peak of ripeness versus being harvested early in order to be shipped and distributed to your local retail store.
Local food has more nutrients. Food imported from far-away states and countries is often older, has traveled and sits in distribution centers before it gets to your store.
Local food supports the local economy. The money that is spent with local farmers and growers all stays close to home and is reinvested… in your community.
Local food benefits the environment. By purchasing locally grown foods you help maintain farmland and green and/or open space in your community.
Local foods promote a safer food supply. Food grown in distant locations has [more] potential for food safety issues.
Excepted from the 7 benefits of eating local foods (Michigan State University)
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