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Strawberries
Strawberries grow wild all over Europe and have been cultivated for the last 700 years. The strawberry plant is a small, low-lying plant with a crown of dark green leaves. The fruit is a delicious, soft, aromatic red berry with a white-to-pale-pink flesh and approx 200 tiny seeds on the surface of each one.

Because the fruit is so soft and delicate it has to be hand-picked. Select strawberries which are plump, bright and even-coloured. Use your nose to select those with a sweet, full-flavoured fragrance. Check pre-packed punnets carefully and avoid bruised, mouldy fruit at the base and sides of the punnet. Avoid insipid, pale, unripe berries.
Category: Fruit
In Season: Spring Summer
To Buy:
Select strawberries which are plump, bright and even-coloured. Use your nose to select those with a sweet, full-flavoured fragrance. Check pre-packed punnets carefully and avoid bruised, mouldy fruit at the base and sides of the punnet. Avoid insipid, pale, unripe berries.
To Store:
Remove them from the plastic punnet and lay on a sheet of paper towel in a single layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Tips & Tricks:
Wash and hull only when ready to use.
Cooking Tips:
I don't know of any better way to eat a strawberry than to eat it as it is. Straight from the farm. Another interesting way to prepare strawberries is in balsamic vinegar. Soak a punnet of good strawberries in 3 - 4 tbsp best quality balsalmic vinegar, sweetened with 2 - 3 tbsp sugar. Soak overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition per 1 Cup:

Weight (grams):
152
Carbohydrates, g:
4.1
Fibre, g:
Fat (g):
0.2
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.0
Folic Acid:
Antioxidants:
Salicylates:
Very high
Energy (kJ):
150
Low GI < 55:
Protein (g):
2.6
Saturated Fat, g :
0.0
Vitamin C:
Potassium:
Amines:
Negligible
Glutamates:
n/a

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
Premature Aging
Detoxifying

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.





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