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 December are:

Fruit: Vegetables:
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Berries:  blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
  • Red and white currants
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Lychees
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Oranges: Valencia
  • Papaya
  • Paw Paw
  • Pineapples
  • Passionfruit
  • Peaches
  • Asparagus
  • Beans: green, flat, butter
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas: sugar snap
  • Radish
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Watercress
  • Zucchini

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