If you keep an eye on what is in season in which month, you can not only protect your wallet, but also shop with a green conscience.
Because a lot is already growing in the local area.
The range of fruit and vegetables in German supermarkets is huge - and that at any time of the year.
You can easily get avocados, pineapples or mangoes that have already ripened, and there are also numerous varieties of vegetables that have been harvested in warmer countries.
But there is also a lot that can be grown – and harvested – in Germany’s fields or in the greenhouses.
To find out which varieties are available regionally this month, and are therefore usually cheaper and fresher than products from abroad, it is worth taking a look at the seasonal calendar.
For April we present the ten highlights.
Biggest highlight in April: the asparagus season begins.
It doesn't matter whether you like green or white asparagus better, it is particularly important that you know how to recognize fresh asparagus.
Wild garlic is also very popular.
The garlic-like leaves are a great ingredient for pesto, butter variations or an unusual soup.
Very important: Wild garlic grows wild in the forest, so you can collect it yourself.
Anyone who does this should definitely know the difference between lily of the valley and wild garlic, otherwise there is a risk of stomach upset and other symptoms of poisoning.
Tip: Always pay attention to the garlic smell of the leaves.
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