At Bistro 750, we are all about seasonally fresh ingredients. And as the seasons change, so do our menus. Along with being fresh, seasonal ingredients also tend to offer a higher nutritional value, providing the body with what it needs during each particular season. With autumn right around the corner in Chicago, Bistro 750’s dinner menu will feature warm harvest selections like sweet potatoes, peppercorns, ginger, squash, and pumpkin. Let’s explore more reasons why you should always eat what’s in season!
In season ingredients are at the peak of their flavor, providing our taste buds with delicious, naturally ripened food. Take, for instance, pineapples. Pineapples are at their peak in the summer, super juicy, and full of flavor. Transporting and re-chilling pineapples out-of-season make them overly fibrous, limp, and almost artificial tasting when served at the wrong time.
Good For You and Your Health
Eating with the natural cycles of nature not only tastes better, but it’s better for you. According to natural health experts, the nutritional content changes in the food depending upon the season it was produced. Produce items that are out of season are filled with preservatives and covered in pesticides to maintain its freshness and appearance. When food is in-season, it has all of its natural nutrients that our body’s need for energy and daily function.
Supports Local Farms
Supporting the community and local farmers on top of eating fresh, nutrient-rich foods is an all around win. When food is seasonal, it can be picked up from a local farm, has to endure far less traveling and preserving, and costs less too.
Fall Seasonal Favorites
So, we’ve done a lot of talking about why we should eat what’s in season, but now we’d like to cover the best healthy food options to enjoy this fall!
Apples: This fruit is bursting with flavor and contains the highest concentration of phenolics compared to any other fruit. Ever wonder why grandma’s apple pie at Thanksgiving was so delicious?
Cranberries: Tasting their best between October and November, only 5% actually manage to get to fresh produce – the others being canned or turned into juice. Grab these flavorful fruits while you can!
Pumpkin: What is fall without a little pumpkin? As a member of the squash family, pumpkin is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and promotes healthy vision and cell growth. Fall just simply isn’t fall without a little pumpkin!
Bistro 750 loves fall and loves serving seasonally fresh foods. Stop in today for a nice glass of Pinot Noir and classically inspired dish from our Boystown dinner menu!