Each season brings different colours, flavours and scents to the table. Food that grows seasonally is exactly what our body needs for that season to stay balanced. There are a number of good reasons to eat more seasonal food:

• the environment – to reduce the energy needed to grow and deliver the food we eat
• price – to avoid paying a premium for food that is scarcer or has travelled a long way
• community – to support the local economy

• health – it is fresher and therefore tastier and more nutritious!

Fresh foods in season in Australia for May are:


 

Fruit:Vegetables:
  • Apples
  • Avocadoes
  • Custard Apples
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins: Imperial
  • Nashi
  • Oranges: Navel
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Quinces
  • Rhubarb
  • Asian greens
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chokos
  • Celery
  • Celeriac
  • Fennel
  • Ginger
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Nuts: Chestnuts
  • Okra
  • Parsnips
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip

For more information on seasonal foods and recipe ideas, go to: Fresh for Kids