FrenchVegetables.com is a website dedicated to vegetables produced and consumed in France.
We firmly believe that eating fruits and vegetable is one of the true recommendations for a healthy diet. Taking their nutrient from soil and sun, raw vegetables give us directly vitamins and fiber. When eating raw vegetables, you gain essential nutrients from their juice. Fibers left are rejected by the normal digestion process using the body energy. But fibers are also necessary to facilitate a good digestion and avoid constipation.
Traditional French cuisine largely use the locally produced vegetables. Knowing the vegetables produced in France is an essential basis to master, understand or simply enjoy France traditional cuisine.
Raw organic and bio vegetables are not treated and cultivated in a clean soil. We believe that we should favour picking up and consuming them ripe in their original season of production and avoid as much as possible to eat fruits and vegetables imported and out of season. Eating seasonal food prevent you from eating fruits and vegetables with lower nutrient cultivated in overheated green houses and stocked in cargo for long hours. As an example, 1 Kg of potatoes from South-Africa needs 5 liter of gas to get to your plate, 20 times more than potatoes produced locally.
The most produced vegetables in France are tomatoes followed closely by carrots. Today France is also the largest producer of endive followed also a large quantity of sweet corns salads, green beans, onions and cauliflower. Since the 1990s the production of fruits and vegetables slow down due to the dropping of cultivated areas.