STRAWBERRIES

Best Berry Ever!

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Description

Bright red heart-shaped berries with exterior seeds and green stem cap attached.

Nutrients

Strawberries are an incredible source of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, folate, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Just eight strawberries have more vitamin C than a medium orange. Strawberries are low in carbs, fat and calories, and studies have shown that they may lower the risk of certain types of cancer.

Cooking Methods

Strawberries can be used in many ways for cooking. They are used fresh in salads, sauces and blended drinks, and they are cooked to make syrups and sauces. They are also baked in many desserts, such as cakes, pies, tarts, cobblers, breads and muffins.

Recipes!!

~Strawberry Tart

~Strawberry Ice Cream

~Strawberry Shortcake

Other Facts

~Strawberry plants decline in quality and production after a few years so are typically replanted.

  • ~Strawberries are picked with part of the stem still attached.

  • ~Unlike some other fruits, they don’t continue to ripen after being picked.

  • ~A large number of different pests, such as slugs and fruit flies, like to feed on strawberries.

  • ~They are also susceptible to a number of diseases, especially those of the fungal variety.

  • ~Strawberries survive in a range of conditions and will grow happily in most places around the world.


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