Seasonal Eating for Sustainability
Our culinary team work hard to create seasonal dishes using the best produce and the fresh flavours they provide. We are proud that our menus are 80% British.
Why eat seasonally?
In modern times we have grown used to accessing any type of fruit and vegetable at any time of the year. However, when out of season this often means a greater environmental footprint as items are transported from far and wide to reach our dinner plates.
By sourcing locally and seasonally we minimise the CO2 emissions that would have been required to grow and transport the produce from abroad. Here in the UK, we are lucky to be producers of a wide variety of tasty, nutritious fruit and vegetables so making the most of them at the right time of year is beneficial to your health and the planet.
Our menus rotate seasonally so you may notice winter menus will be packed with hearty veg like cabbage, cauliflower, parsnips and brussels sprouts. Whereas summer will celebrate vibrant tomatoes, cucumber, spinach and beetroot.
Tune into this Health and Sustainability Hub every month as we dig a little deeper into our fantastic suppliers and trace our food from farm to fork.
Want to eat more seasonally at home?
- Read our seasonal produce articles on nourishedlife.co.uk.
- Check the provenance label on packaging in supermarkets.
- Visit and speak to your local farm shop or greengrocer
- Go frozen when out of season (they are just as great nutritionally)
Apples are one of the most common fruits in the UK and come in various forms from Braeburn, Cox, Gala, Bramley and Granny Smith.
Nutritionally they contain vitamin C which has antioxidant properties and plays an important role in healing processes so it is great for the immune system. Be sure to eat the apple skins too as that is where most of the fibre comes from.
They vary in flavour, some sweet and others sourer which makes them more versatile than you would think. They can of course be eaten fresh but are also amazing in a soup, salad, smoothie or slaw and a great addition to your breakfast.
We have delicious celeriac, barley and smoked cheddar salad which has also contained apple and celery to combine our autumnal ingredients in a nutritious lunch option.
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