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Autumn is Here! What to Eat & Why it is Important to Eat Seasonally

There are so many factors when it comes to good health. Diet, lifestyle, the source of your food, making sure there are no added sugars or preservatives, the list goes on. But a factor commonly overlooked is whether or not what you are eating is actually in-season for your geographical environment.

We are so used to having our favourite fruit & veggies available from the big supermarkets all-year-round. So much so, most of us have become out of touch with what we should be eating and when.

The sad truth is that even avocados have a time and a place, Nature intended this for a reason. Most plants grow in our natural habitat at a time when environmentally our bodies can obtain the most from them. Every plant has its season and it is important that we honour the organic nature of these life-giving creations.

As we leave the sweetness of summer and brace for the cooler period of autumn, it is time to start thinking of hearty vegetables that will provide the extra warmth we need to make it through the mild months ahead.

Autumn seasonal fruit:

  • apples

  • figs

  • grapes

  • papaya

  • passionfruit

  • peach

  • pear

  • plum

  • rockmelon

Autumn seasonal veggies:

  • beetroot

  • beans

  • broccoli

  • brussels sprouts

  • cabbage

  • capsicum

  • carrot

  • cauliflower

  • celery

  • cucumber

  • eggplant

  • fennel

  • leek

  • lettuce

  • onion

  • parsnip

  • peas

  • potato

  • pumpkin

  • silverbeet

  • spinach

  • squash

  • sweetcorn

  • tomato

  • turnip

  • mushrooms

Buying seasonally is made easier by supporting your local organic grocer. Unlike the big supermarkets who often import from all around the world, they are likely to source their produce from local farmers who are growing for your climate. Imported foods have often been frozen for extended periods of time and may be coming from countries where the hygiene and growing policies are not up to Australian standards.

Not only is this a good time to start thinking about what is coming into season, it’s also a great chance to plant your own veggie garden for those of you with a green thumb.

Stay tuned for seasonal recipes coming soon!


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