Nowadays, it’s easy to buy the Fruit and vegetables you want regardless of whether they’re in season this time of year. Supermarkets do a fantastic job at stocking them pretty much all year round. However, there are benefits of Seasonal eating and keeping updated with which fruit and vegetables are at their best each month.
Buying fruit and vegetables when they’re in season for your country often means they are packed with far more flavour and nutrition compared to buying them earlier or later on in the year. Also, seasonal eating can save you some money for the most part. This is because it costs less for farmers to harvest large crops naturally in season than when they’re out of season. Often when we buy produce out of season, it’s imported from a location with a different climate. Meaning high transportation and storage costs. Therefore, buying local seasonal produce cuts these costs, and in turn is more environmentally friendly as well.
Rhubarb and Asparagus are well known for being at their best this month, but we’ve listed more fruit, vegetables and herbs in season during May in the UK.
- Lamb’s Lettuce
- New Potatoes
- Spring greens
Now knowing all the seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs for May, what do you plan on cooking? We can think of a few things, like this Simple Summer Salad with lots of leafy greens, radish, cucumber and red cabbage. Or perhaps a sweet Rhubarb crumble?
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