A Food For Every Season: Seasonal Eating in WA

Seasonal-Eating

A Food For Every Season: Seasonal Eating in WA

Seasonal Eating in Western Australia

Traditional cultures still eat by season. You buy an apple in a market and you know it has come from a nearby farm and was picked the same week as you purchased it.
Changes over the years in farming techniques and food storage means that the apple you are eating may have been in cold storage for weeks or come from a foreign country.
Less is known about how it has been grown or what has been sprayed on the produce. The food you have eaten has also travelled miles, been in storage, been exposed to x-rays and radiated before it arrives in your home.
The closer to harvesting your food is, the more vital and nutrient dense it is. Nutritionally food declines each day after harvesting so to get the most out of your purchase and to support your local economy buying food that is seasonal and local is better for all involved. You are also contributing to lowering CO2 emissions and not paying a premium for the travel involved.
Our bodies also go through different phases with each season so eating seasonally helps to support these natural processes such as eating vitamin C rich oranges in winter season.
Below is a list of fresh produce by season in Western Australia:
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Summer

Apples- royal gala
Apricots
Asian greens
Advocadoes
Bananas
Berries
Cherries
Eggplants
Figs
Grapes
Limes
Lychees
Mangoes
Melons (rockmelons and watermelons)
Nectarines
Passionfruit
Peaches
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Strawberries
Sweet corn
Tomato
Zucchini
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Autumn

Artichoke
Asparagus
Bananas
Beans (climbing and dwarf)
Beetroot
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Capsicum
Chillies
Cucumber
Custard apple
Eggplant
Figs
Guavas
Kale
Kohlrabi
Kiwi
Lemon
Leak
Limes
Mushrooms
Onion
Pears
Plums
Pomegranate
Pumpkin
Spring onion
Spinach
Squash
Swedes
Sweet corn
Sweet potato
Tomato
Tomato
Zucchini
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Winter

Asparagus
Beetroot
Brussel sprouts
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Custard apple
Fennel
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kale
Kiwi
Kohl rabi
Lemon
Leek
Limes
Mandarines
Olives
Pears
Spinach
Spring onion
Swedes
Sweet potato
Tomato Spring
Globe artichoke
Grapefruit
Asparagus
Broad beans
Brussel sprouts
Cauliflower
Garlic
Kohl rabi
Lemon
Mandarines
Onion
Paw paw
Silverbeet
Spinach
Zucchini[/one_fourth]
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All seasons

Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Celery
Lettuce
Parsnips
Passionfruit
Peas
Potatoes
Radish
Rhubarb
Silverbeet
Turnip
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Seasonal local food. Tastier, cheaper, and more nutritious.
 
 
 

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