The tasty flavours of May.

Eating seasonal food means eating fresh and that means the food you’re eating has higher nutritional content. Our bodies have different nutritional needs at particular times of the year and seasonal foods offer the minerals and trace elements that we are likely to require. It is often cheaper too and helps support local British farmers who work hard to look after the countryside. We’re sure you’ll agree that these are all good reasons among many more.

But we digress, produce that has ripened naturally tastes better exactly as nature intended. That’s a sure winner. It's all about flavours, and that’s something we know a thing or two about.

It's May and spring is here. British apples and pears have now finished for the season. There is some delicious produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.

Vegetables:

asparagus, broccoli, carrots, jersey royal new potatoes, lettuce & salad leaves, new potatoes, peas, radishes, rocket, samphire, spinach, spring onions, watercress, wild nettles

Fruit:

kiwi fruit, rhubarb, strawberries

Herbs:

basil, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, elderflowers, oregano, mint, nasturtium, parsley (curly), parsley (flat-leafed), rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon

Meat:

lamb, wood pigeon

Fish:

cod, coley, crab, haddock, langoustine, plaice, pollack, prawns, salmon, sardines, sea trout, shrimp, whelks, whitebait