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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
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.
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.
- The average strawberry has about 200 seeds.
are harvested by hand.
- Strawberries do not ripen
- There is a Strawberry, AR; Strawberry,
AZ; and Strawberry, CA.
- The average acre of California
farmland produces 21-27 tons of strawberries.
of strawberries are produced in California.
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,
The Fresh1 strawberries come from California and are
available from March through December.
Store unwashed strawberries covered in the refrigerator.
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