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Seasonal Produce: Spring Edition

Eating seasonally this spring is a blooming brilliant way to enjoy a wide variety of flavours, textures, and nutrients while also supporting local farmers and reducing your carbon footprint. Vegetables in the UK are a fantastic way to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce throughout the year, and you also have fruit and seasonings to give your meals that extra oomph.

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Benefits of Seasonal Vegetables in the UK
Better Taste:
Seasonal vegetables are picked at their peak of ripeness, meaning they are more flavourful and have better texture than vegetables that are picked before they’re fully ripe and transported long distances.
Nutritional Value:
Produce in season is more nutrient-dense because it’s fresher and has less time to lose its vitamins and minerals.
Cost:
In season crops are usually less expensive because they are abundant and don’t require long distance transportation or storage for long periods.
Environmental Impact:
Eating seasonal goods reduces your carbon footprint because they don’t need to be transported by fossil fuelled vehicles and do not require the use of energy for storage.
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What's sprouting in Spring?

The smell of sunshine is in the air, daffodils are peeking through and the promise of warmer days is on the horizon. Spring officially starts at the Spring Equinox on March 20th, and lasts till the end of May. Here are some of the season's best offerings:

What's in Season in April?
Asparagus
Artichoke
Basil
Beetroot
Broccoli
Purple sprouting broccoli
Carrots
Wild garlic
Kale
Lettuce
Morel mushrooms
New potatoes
Parsnips
Radishes
Rhubarb
Rocket
Samphire
Sorrel
Spinach
Spring greens
Spring onions
Watercress
Herbs in Season
Chicory
Chives
Dill
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April's Star Vegetable: Asparagus

Head over to our Menu to pick some of our recipes with Asparagus, including: Asparagus and courgette risotto, Sugar snap with asparagus pesto gnocchi and Oat cream risotto with crispy lemon kale, asparagus and courgettes.

RECIPES
What's in Season in May?
Aubergine
Artichoke
Asparagus
Beetroot
Broccoli
Sweetheart cabbage
Carrots
Wild garlic
Jersey royal potatoes
Lettuce
New potatoes
Peas
Peppers
Radishes
Rocket
Samphire
Sorrel
Spinach
Spring greens
Spring onions
Watercress
Herbs in Season
Basil
Chervil
Chicory
Chillies
Chives
Coriander
Dill
Elderflower
Mint
Nasturtium
Oregano
Parsley
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May's Star Vegetable: Aubergine

Head over to our Menu to pick some of our recipes with Aubergines, including: Lebanese style potatoes with baked aubergine, Za’atar roasted aubergine with hummus and Cauliflower & Aubergine tagine.

RECIPES

So next time you're going through your Grubby recipes, look out for seasonal vegetables to add some variety and nutrition to your meals.

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