It’s no secret that fresh foods and the seasons go hand-in-hand. Some agricultural products are available for a good portion of the year, while others are only on shelves for a few weeks.
Take apples, for instance. They are readily available during the fall and well into the winter months. Cherries, on the other hand, are at their best during the summer months.
Various foods are also better suited for consumption during specific seasons. Some can help stave off winter illnesses by providing your body the nutrients needed to stay healthy, while others specialize in helping us survive the summer heat by keeping our bodies hydrated. Grapefruit, for example, packs a nutritious punch and is a great winter fruit that can help fight off the winter chills. It’s also chock-full of vitamin C, antioxidant lycopene, and tons of other healthy phytonutrients and flavonoids. Watermelon is a fruit that is great for enjoying during the summer months. On top of containing healthy doses of vitamin C and antioxidants, it’s 92% water and great for keeping us hydrated.
It’s important to know what food and beverage products are available seasonally in order to ensure that your nutritional needs are met all-year-round. Use the calendar below to determine seasonality availability.