How To Know What Fruit Is Available
Certain fruits are at their optimum quality at certain times of the year.
Of course, using seasonal ingredients in your cooking has a number of benefits.
- The ingredients are more fresh. They have not been stored for long periods, and often that means they will not have been transported long distances.
- The ingredients will taste better because they are fresher, and the best bit;
- Your groceries will be cheaper because you are not having to pay (indirectly) for the storage or long transportation.
To capitalize on the availability of fruit or vegetables we use a “seasonality table” to check what’s in season year-round. This allows as to plan our menus and shopping to suit. Now you can use this quick table as a guide to see what fruit is at its peak and reap the rewards in quality and flavour.
Fruit Seasonality Table
|Lemons||Autumn Winter Spring|
|Melons (Watermelon)||Summer Autumn|
|Oranges (Navel)||Winter Spring|