Shopping in season just makes sense. Food is fresher and tastier, having been sourced locally it is grown closer to you and doesn’t need to travel as far, meaning it is picked closer to peak ripeness and remains fresh by the time it gets to you. Fewer pesticides and preservatives are used, fruits and vegetables grown out of season are often prematurely harvested and artificial ripening agents are used to slow the maturation process. Seasonal produce offers more nutritional value. When fruits and vegetables are picked before they get a chance to ripen their nutrients cannot fully develop. When consumed closer to harvest they are fresher and more nutrient-dense. Eating seasonally encourages a greater variation in your diet. Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a balanced diet, as they are our primary sources of vitamins and minerals and eating seasonally supports seasonal-specific needs. It is also a money saver! Fruits and vegetables are more abundant in peak season and cost less for farmers and distributors to supply locally resulting in lower prices for you.
New Zealand has some of the best fresh produce around and Foodbox is here to bring it directly to your door. Say hello to fresh and discover new tastes with Foodbox this spring. Your body and your wallet will thank you for it!