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“Seasonal dishes” is such an attractive phrase, to the point I am sure you will order a dish as soon as you find something that is introduced like this on a menu. Today, we are going to show teach you the relationships of seasonal vegetables in the spring and summer.

Contents

1. Hard-To-Cook Food We Love in the Spring

2. Does Your Body Become Colder in the Summer? Check Out These Vegetables

3. There is a Reason Why Vegetables Are Seasonal


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1. Hard-To-Cook Food We Love in the Spring

Let’s start with spring. “Bamboo shoot” is the first vegetable a lot of you might think of as a famous ingredient in spring. It is only available at stores for a short period. Even after you buy it, it is terribly time-consuming to cook it. You need to peel it and boil it in rice bran. However, it is so good unlike anything else that the trouble does not bother a lot of people. That texture, sweetness, and aroma! It is the perfect flavor of spring. Maybe because we know it is that time-consuming to eat this spring delicacy, our hearts bounce inside of us when we see the sign, “bamboo shoot” at restraints. Rape blossoms and asparaguses are also famous spring vegetables in Japan. Rape blossoms are known for its beautiful, vivid green color and refreshing bitterness. Asparaguses are loved for its unique texture and sweetness.

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2. Does Your Body Become Colder in the Summer? Check Out These Vegetables

Now let’s take a look at summer vegetables. Summer vegetables are full of moisture and have a refreshing flavor. A lot of it can be colorful and delicious when chilled. Tomatoes are definitely the star of summer vegetables. Like the proverb, “A tomato a day keeps the doctor away,” it is packed with Vitamin A and C and is great for supplementing vitamins that can be easily lost with sweat in the summer.
Bitter gourds have also become very popular in the past few years. Okinawan dishes like goya champuru have become more common and can be seen at a lot of restaurants.

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3. There is a Reason Why Vegetables Are Seasonal

Seasonal vegetables are not only delicious but also good for the body. In Japan, it is often said that “Summer vegetables cools the body and winter vegetables warms the body.” This is actually a scientifically proven fact.
For example, the following facts have been discovered for reasons it cools the body. The low amount of protein does not raise the body temperature. It contains a lot of moisture and potassium and has a diuretic effect. Eggplants and tomatoes especially show a strong effect noted above. A lot of summer vegetables are rich in vitamins and have an element of helping with digestion so it also helps prevent summer heat fatigue. It makes sense to eat summer vegetables in the summer.
All kinds of vegetables can be eaten know throughout the year, thanks to the advance in cultivation technology. Although we live in a confident modern society, we should definitely treasure the custom of eating seasonal vegetables.

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