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Top 5 Foods You Should Eat Only When They're In Season
Heirloom Tomatoes Image Gallery
Heirloom Tomatoes Image Gallery

Tomatoes are much tastier when you eat them in-season. See more pictures of heirloom tomatoes.

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Thanks to industrialized farming and a global marketplace, we have access to just about any fruit or vegetable under the sun -- regardless of season. But just because it's on grocery shelves during the off-season, doesn't mean it's the best tasting produce. Most likely, that fruit or vegetable was harvested early, meaning it didn't get a chance to fully ripen, and then it was refrigerated for a long transport -- none of which promotes tastiness.

If you buy food in season, not only is it more delicious, but you reduce your carbon footprint, support your local farmers and reap the health benefits of eating fresh, unprocessed food. If you have to pick and choose the fruits and veggies you eat in season, which ones ought to make your list? Find out on the next five pages.

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