Fruit of the Month: Strawberries!

Strawberries are a fruit that creates a burst of sweet flavor when they are eaten.  The red color, green leafy cap, and fun shape makes this fruit easy to spot.  Strawberries are a great summer time fruit and sweet treat!  They are packed with vitamin C, fiber and other vitamins and minerals.

How to select:
  • Choose strawberries that are firm, plump, and have a deep red color.
  • Remove any moldy or damaged berries before putting them in the refrigerator.
  • They will last about three days in the refrigerator.
  • Strawberries will last up to one year when frozen.
How to prepare:
  • Rinse strawberries with water.
  • Cut the stem and green leaves off.
  • Slice them, chop them, or eat them whole!
How to serve:
  • Add frozen strawberries to a breakfast smoothie.
  • Add fresh strawberries to oatmeal and cereal.
  • Top yogurt with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of honey for something sweet.
  • Try the Fruit and Spring Greens Salad.

Here are some other great recipes to try with strawberries:
Strawberry Smoothie
Chocolate Strawberries
Strawberry S'mores

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