The Bountiful Year Infographic is a Visual Guide to Produce

 - Jun 9, 2012
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A mouthwatering dish is only as good as its ingredients, and The Bountiful Year infographic tracks the best produce year round.

The thing with produce is that it tastes better at the height of its season. Whether you are cutting up tomatoes to put in a salad or hamburger, tasting the delicious nectar of a ripe strawberry or the crispiness of a summer salad, all fruits, vegetables and herbs taste better when enjoyed during their natural harvest.

The import of off-season produce from foreign countries has begun to affect what buyers can find "in-season." It's great to be able to eat certain foods you enjoy year round, but have you ever noticed they don't give enough satisfaction?

This infographic provides a great reference for you to understand when is the best time to eat a certain type of produce. One thing you can do to fix this is to start attending farmers markets in your area to get the freshest, and best produce each different season has to offer.