Spring Eating…

With the weather becoming warmer, it’s an ideal time to consider purchasing fruit and vegies that are in season. Why? Well, seasonal produce is often cheaper than out-of-season produce, as it doesn’t require as much effort to create. It’s also less labour intensive and time consuming to produce.

Food that is transported from different countries can lose much of its flavour in transit or may not even have the chance to develop flavour as it has been picked too early in the season. In addition, fruit and vegies that are grown locally are better for the environment, as there are less emissions produced to get them from the paddock to your plate.

Here’s a handy guide to seasonal fruit and vegies that you can purchase in Australia in spring (thanks to My Green Australia):

Fruit in season in Australia in spring:

  • Bananas
  • Blood Oranges
  • Cherries
  • Grapefruit
  • Cumquats
  • Honeydew
  • Lemons
  • Lychees
  • Mandarins
  • Mangoes
  • Papaya
  • Pineapples
  • Rhubarb
  • Rockmelon
  • Seville Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Tangeloes
  • Valencia Oranges
  • Watermelon

Vegetables in season in Australia in spring:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beans
  • Broad bends
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Silverbeet
  • Snow peas
  • Spinach
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Sweet Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

The warmer months are also an important time to ensure that you’re staying hydrated. To learn more, click here.

Oxley Home Care supports clients with the essential support services they need to live a quality life independently, in the comfort of their own home. We provide assistance with advanced preparation and cooking, diet monitoring, grocery shopping and transportation to venues, including exercise classes. Services can be mixed and matched or blended in a manner that suits you.

If you are interested in discussing your needs or your loved one’s home care assistance needs with Oxley Home Care, please call us on 1300 993 591.

 

Gilian Douglass

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