Topic 3.4: Seasonal food benefits and drawbacks

Similar to local food, seasonal food offers numerous benefits when harvested at its natural peak, such as better taste, higher nutritional value, and environmental sustainability. However, there are also drawbacks, including limited variety and availability, which can restrict dietary options. Seasonal food’s dependence on natural growing conditions can lead to price fluctuations and potential shortages due to weather-related issues. Balancing the benefits and challenges of seasonal food are essential for making informed choices that support health, sustainability, and local economies.