Like most cuisines, traditional Greek cooking is based on what’s in season at the time. Meals are often planned at the last minute, depending on what fruits or vegetables look irresistible at the market.
The distinction among seasonal produce is often lost in today’s world of refrigeration and hothouse-grown fruits and vegetables, but everything becomes ripe in one particular season — a time when it’s ready to eat without the help of anyone other than Mother Nature. Fruits and vegetables are just better from both a nutritional and taste perspective at this time. Here’s what you’ll find in our Greek farmer’s markets in each season.
The benefits of fruits are maximised when they are consumed in season. Consult this list before buying your fresh fruit from Greece:
SOURCE: Greek National Tourist Organization (GNTO)