Strawberries are a fruit grown on flowering plants in the rose family. They are available fresh during spring and summer.
- Strawberries are high in Vitamin C.
- Strawberries are rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols, which help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
- Strawberries are a fiber-rich source.
How to Store
- Wash strawberries in a water bath made with 1 cup white vinegar and 3 cups water.
- Dry the strawberries with a salad spinner or with paper towels
- Transfer strawberries to a paper towel-lined container, loosely place the lid on
- Place the strawberries in the fridge.
How to Prepare
- Sprinkle over salads
- Add to smoothies
- use as a topping for oatmeal or whole-grain pancakes
- Enjoy Raw!
- On average, there are about 200 seeds on a strawberry.
- Strawberries were first commercially grown in America in the 1800s
- According to the USDA Americans eat an average of 3.4lbs of fresh strawberries every year.