Cooking with Farmer’s Market Finds

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The farmers’ market is not only for old people. Everyone should go to the farmers market since you can buy locally grown fresh foods that are organically cultivated. Fresh foods are what the body needs. The body’s cells die and are regenerated every second of every day. The body requires food of the same nature. It requires food that is not dead yet. Foods that have vitality. Plant foods can be better for you than foods from animals. Fresh foods should be the mainstay of every person’s diet. When the body gets accustomed to eating fresh foods, you will experience a particular vitality that you have never felt before.

Fresh foods should also be cooked properly. Cooking is primarily used to break down raw food so that the bodies’ natural enzymes can process it easily.  Once food is heated, it is more readily absorbed by the body. However, overcooking  will lead to the loss of the nutrients that the body needs. Cooking should be done only as much as necessary. Cooking also enables the consumer to mix certain ingredients such as spices and herbs that are also beneficial to the body’s well-being. Cooking your own food helps us to appreciate our meals and snacks from the farmers market.

Not all foods should be cooked. There are certain fresh foods that should be consumed in their natural state. The above is primarily the case with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Vegetables such as lettuce should be eaten raw so as to get the most out of their nutritional benefits. Other vegetables such as broccoli and brussel sprouts should only be slightly steamed or heated to unleash their nutritional power. However seasonal vegetables like kale should be cooked to get their full nutritional value. All these vegetables are very important to your diet. Seasonal fruits such as pears, apples and berries should be enjoyed in their respective season and when the season changes, be sure to find what fresh.

Fresh foods can be stored as well for future consumption especially during winter. It would be economically unsound to visit the farmers’ market every day but thankfully there are ways to ensure fresh foods remain fresh until your next trip to the farmers’ market. Certain techniques such as canning, freezing and pickling can be used to retain the integrity for fresh foods for as long as possible.

 

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