We all know the importance of eating fruit and vegetables that are in season. We always try and purchase produce that is grown here in NZ and that is correct for the right season. I am not sure if the 'carbon footprint' actually exists, but if it does, then I know that I am doing what I can to support home grown food and not food flown around the globe!
So what is in season right now for spring?
Asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, mushrooms, potatoes, chicory, cabbage, rhubarb, leeks, spinach, spring onions, purple-sprouting broccoli, new potatoes, cauliflower, radishes, carrots, watercress.
As you will note, most of these are high in vitamin C which we still need high doses of, as the seasons change.
We like to encourage that you eat most of your vegetables raw or only lightly steamed - as this is the only way to receive all of the amazing nutrients that lie beneath the skin. And another great tip is don't peel your veges! Keep them as nature intended.