Strawberries

Seasonality:

  • Strawberries are available year-round in most regions, with peak season for Florida strawberries being November to April and California strawberries being April to December.

Health Benefits of Strawberries:

  • One serving of strawberries can help improve heart healthy, lower the risk of developing some cancers and lower blood pressure.
  • One serving of strawberries offers 160% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C
  • Strawberries also contain phytonutrients, potassium, folate and fiber.

How to Select Strawberries:

  • Choose symmetrically-shaped strawberries with a brilliant sheen, a rich, even red color and fresh unwilted green caps¬†

How to Store Strawberries:

  • Strawberries are highly perishable and should be refrigerated in their original package in refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

How to Prepare Strawberries:

  • Wait to wash strawberries until you're ready to eat to prevent bruising. Wash gently under cool water.
  • Remove the green tops, or hull, and enjoy!

Fun Facts about Strawberries:

  • Strawberry plant varieties are grown from the plant's runners, not the seeds. Planting a strawberry seed would give you a new variety of strawberry
  • Strawberries are the only fruit that wear their seeds on the outside. The average berry has about 200 seeds.

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