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 January and many people want a lighter start to the year after all of the excesses of Christmas. British apples and pears are ripe and ready to eat now and there are many delicious varieties to choose from. There is some tasty produce on our list which only grows overseas, but it is also in season now.
beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chicory, horseradish, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, potatoes, salsify, shallots, swede, truffles (black), turnips
braeburn apples, bramley apples, blood oranges, clementines, comice pears, conference pears, jazz apples, kiwi fruit, lemons, oranges, passion fruit, pineapple, pomegranate, rhubarb, royal gala apples, satsumas, tangerines
Nuts & herbs:
almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts
duck, guinea fowl, mallard, partridge, turkey, venison
clams, cockles, dab, dover sole, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, langoustine, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, mussels, oysters, red mullet, scallops, sea bream, skate, turbot, winkles