Before you pick up the limp head of lettuce in the produce aisle, consider this: “fresh” fruits and vegetables aren’t always fresh. Depending on the time of year, the head of lettuce you are consuming may have been grown south of the border, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles before making it to your grocer’s shelves. By this time, the nutritional value of this lettuce has greatly diminished or disappeared.
Instead of eating tasteless long-traveled lettuce, you can provide your family with tasty produce by shopping for foods by the season. Here are some tips on finding, using and maximizing the benefits of seasonal produce.
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