It must be difficult to absorb but one of the best and easiest way to keep your taste buds happy along with all the requirement of nutrients is to prefer seasonal food.
Why should one eat seasonal food?
Healthy and nutritious
Seasonal food is healthy. Grown on right time. It has all the required nutrients in it. No refrigeration, not much chemicals put- makes it safe and healthy.
Lots of variety. For example radish,turnips, spinach, citrus fruits etc are available in the winter and supplies all the nutrients required to our body in this season and likewise peaches, cucumber, more of greens like peas, beans etc in summers.
Though everything nowadays is so expensive that we think twice before we want to buy anything but let this not affect our fruits and veggies. When produced locally in the season, it gets less expensive. Packaged food is always expensive & tasteless.
When food is not grown locally and has been brought seal packed from somewhere and in fact grown before the time, with all those result oriented chemicals, it affects the taste. Compare the taste of freshly pasted garlic at home and garlic paste bought from a store. More the moisture is lost in our food, it looses flavor & nutritional value.