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What is it about the strawberry that signifies summer? It could be its bright, shiny color. It could be its robust, sweet flavor. Or, it could be the fact that once you start seeing strawberries in the stores, summer is near!

Strawberries are bursting with healthy goodness (as if you needed another reason--in addition to its fantastic, sweet taste--to enjoy them). They are so easy to get into your diet, too—enjoy them sliced fresh over a bowl of cereal with milk for a nutritious breakfast, or make a fresh strawberry pie—sweet and decadent, yet surprisingly good for you. Beautiful, fragrant, and tasty, they are one of the produce aisle’s most appealing residents, and make any meal more special when they appear on the dessert try.

Health Benefits
Strawberries are saturated fat-, sodium-, and cholesterol-free, a good source of fiber, and high in folate and vitamin C. They also contain phytochemicals, which may help protect against cancer and other diseases.

Fun Facts

  • The average strawberry has about 200 seeds.
  • Strawberries are harvested by hand.
  • Strawberries do not ripen after harvest.
  • There is a Strawberry, AR; Strawberry, AZ; and Strawberry, CA.
  • The average acre of California farmland produces 21-27 tons of strawberries.
  • 83% of strawberries are produced in California.

Selection Tips
Strawberries should be plump and firm with a bright red color and natural shine. Caps should be fresh, green, and intact. Avoid strawberries with green or white color, or those that appear mushy, leaky, or shriveled.

Availability
The Fresh1 strawberries come from California and are available from March through December.

Storage
Store unwashed strawberries covered in the refrigerator.

Recipes

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