When buying fruits and vegetables, there are a few things to keep in mind. First is how long your produce will last in your fridge. There are ways to make your produce last for longer. But if you’re not going to use it all in time, it might not be worth it to splurge for fresh when you can just buy frozen instead. Next you want to consider what’s in season. While sometimes it’s easier to just make a quick dinner entirely out of items from the freezer or from cans, other times it’s worth the effort and the price to pay for produce that tastes fresh. Cooking with in-season produce has its perks. While you can probably acquire all kinds of fruits and vegetables during all times of year, in-season produce is often at its freshest, meaning that it will taste its best during that time of year. There are some types of produce that are in season all year round (and plenty of salads you can make with them). Avocados, for instance, are a year-round fruit. Potatoes are in season year-round, as well, so you have ample opportunity to try out all the perfect ways to cook them. Bananas, carrots, celery and onions are all year-round produce items, which is why you can count on always finding them at the supermarket. But not all fruits and vegetables are at their peak during any season. Here’s a month-by-month guide to buying seasonal produce. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)
(Holly Van Hare, The Daily Meal)
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