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Garden strawberries are widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria.

Raspberries and cherries are two other fruits that come from the same classification as the strawberry.

Consumer information

When buying strawberries buy in season. Fruits that come out of season come from further away places and usually lack the flavor of fruit in season. Smell, touch and look at fruit, make sure to look at whether there are dark marks or if they are mushy then they’re no good.

To store them the best way is to put the strawberries in an airtight container and refrigerate them to keep the freshness.

Different types of strawberries sold in markets are June-bearing, ever-bearing, or day-neutral.

A serving size is the amount of food or drink that is usually served.

Nutritional Information

They are an excellent source of vitamin c and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber, iodine and folate.

You need vitamin c for the growth and repair of your tissues throughout your body. You need manganese for your skin health.

Preparation Tips

Wash right before you eat because if you wash them and don't eat them in time they will get soggy and mushy.

A simple recipe using strawberries is a strawberry parfait.

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