4 eco-friendly food apps
Published Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:52PM EDT
(Relaxnews) - Want to know where you can find the best sustainable seafood? How about tips for creating your own garden? Perhaps you want to find the coolest farmers markets near you? We look at a few nutrition-based apps that may come in handy.
Seafood Watch App
The Seafood Watch app from the Monterey Bay Aquarium offers the latest up-to-date recommendations on ocean-friendly seafood. Use the app with your iPhone or Android's GPS to find sustainable seafood restaurants in the US and detailed sushi guides. The app also provides a list of seafoods to avoid and suggested alternatives. The newest version of the app includes Project FishMap, which allows you to contribute to the app by adding sustainable seafood establishments in the US you've found.
An iPhone app designed to help you "eat fresher," Seasons helps you find the best food possible whether shopping or eating out by following the seasons. Thus far the app features 214 entries, each of which includes an image, description and seasonal data, as well as a guide for finding farmers' markets near you. Seasons supports farmers markets and similar information for the US, UK, Australia, Canada, and Western and Central Europe.
Organic Gardening Planting Planner
Whether creating a garden in your kitchen, backyard or several-acre plot, the Organic Gardening Planting Planner app for the iPhone offers plenty of helpful information. Use the app to create one or more virtual gardens complete with locations, then add plants. The app will tell you the best times for planting and harvesting based on your location's frost dates. It also features a calendar for garden journaling and to-do lists.
Green Eggs Shopper
If you feel like you waste food each week and want to do something about it, check out the Green Eggs Shopper app. This app allows you to set up "use by" and expiry dates of items as you shop so you may use them while they're fresh, which in turn helps you save money. It also lets you compare how much you spent on a previous shopping trip, provides reports on how much you spent in the past year, and includes a built-in item list to get you started.