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Three delicious reasons why you should eat more seasonal produce

By Luke Willcox – New product development team

Lots of the veg we produce in the UK is grown seasonally. Read our three good reasons as to why we should be eating more of our own fresh produce.

Seasonal eating is all about buying produce during the season when it’s at its best. From boosting your nutrient intake to eating fruit and veg while it’s at its tastiest, here are three good reasons why we should all eat seasonally.

1) It tastes good!

Out of season fruits and vegetables are often picked earlier than they are ready so that they can travel long distances before they end up on shop shelves. Think of how flavoursome and juicy ripe plums and apricots taste in the middle of summer or how sweet and fresh peas and asparagus are when they’re grown here in the UK.
 

2) You’ll save money 

When produce is in season, it’s usually in plentiful supply in the UK, which means your favourite fruit or veg won’t be pulling on the purse strings! Follow us on Pinterest for seasonal recipes throughout the year: https://uk.pinterest.com/seasonalspuds/
 

3) Add variety to your diet

Eating a wider variety of food ensures you take in a wider variety of nutrients. It also allows you to regularly change and adapt your meals depending on the season. At last, you no longer have to repeatedly rotate the same dishes, but are free to experiment with diverse dishes that change depending on the season! Why not take inspiration from The British Larder and catalogue your recipes by season?

Ready to start sizing up those sweet seasonal eats? Check out this seasonality table before you head to the shops. There are also many schemes that exist through the country that deliver seasonal produce to your door, although your high-street supermarket will also have a great selection – just do some quick internet research first or look for information on the packaging. This list doesn’t cover all of the UK, but it does give you an idea of the sort produce that can be found at your doorstep.

Potatoes taste delicious all year round, but there are also some seasonal treats to look forward to for new potatoes. These have to be freshly harvested, so different seasonal specialities are only available at certain times of the year. We’ve created some mouth-watering recipes to make the most of different types of potatoes while they’re at their best. Follow us on Facebook for a range of meals you can create to make the most of seasonal spuds and other seasonal foods.

Check out our recipes!

Sweet Potato Truffles
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Sweet Potato Truffles

Perfect for Valentine's Day, our sweet potato truffles are easy to make and are the perfect dessert for a romantic two or three course meal.
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Vegan spiral sweet potato bake

Set in a mesmerising ringed pattern, this vegan sweet potato bake is simple to make, eye-catching and tastes as good as it looks.
Vegan sweet potato and bean chilli
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Easy vegan chilli

Fresh and healthy, this sweet potato chilli is packed full of flavour and makes the perfect dinner or lunch.
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Corned beef cheesy filled potato cakes

This deliciously cheesy recipe will be a treat to your tastebuds - a perfect bite for all the family.
Vegan couscous salad with sweet potato
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Vegan couscous salad with sweet potato

This recipe is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury and it's super easy!
Masaman curry, using Cornish new potatoes.
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Vegan massaman curry

This smooth yet spicy vegan curry packs a tasty punch. It's filled with New potatoes and peanuts and is the perfect mid-week meal.
asian style vegan stir-fry potatoes
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Asian-Style Vegan Stir-fry Potatoes

This asian-inspired dish proves just how versatile potatoes can be.
Vegan potato curry with aubergine and pomegranate
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Vegan potato curry

Here's a delicious vegan curry that incorporates some exquisite flavours and spices.
Halloween sweet potato biscuits on plate
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Spooktacular sweet potato biscuits

Make a batch of these simple and spooky sweet potato biscuits and get creative with your icing. These scary bites are perfect for a Halloween party.
potato stuffed portobello mushrooms
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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Here’s a delicious and filling vegetarian snack, ideal for impressing friends or family. Perfect for fans of rich earthy tastes.
Sweet potato pumpkin cupcakes on stand
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Sweet potato cupcakes

Bake up a batch of these eye-catching Halloween sweet potato cupcakes with cute pumpkin decorations. Ideal for a party buffet or a seasonal sweet treat.
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New Potatoes en Papillote

These steamer parcels will keep all the flavour and goodness inside.

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