Strawberries

Strawberry, Red, Macro, Berries, Fruit

How do you feel about berries. I personally like them. They are a treat that we eat whole or sliced with drizzled honey. Did you know that the average strawberry has about 200 seeds on the outside. My kids always contemplate growing strawberries in their tummies after eating the seeds.
A fast and effortless way to hull out your berries is to add a straw in the bottom of the berry and push it up through the stem.
When you are buying strawberries from the grocery store look for ripe berries that are firm and dry. The green tips should be refreshing, not wilted. Turn the box over and check it is dry. If the underside is moist or stained some of the berries may be overripe.
To maintain the berries fresh for the longest amount of time, do not wash them once you bring them home. Put them in the refrigerator and store until ready to use. Wash them once you take them out to serve, or cook with.
Did you know that seven to eight medium sized berries makes a serving. In that serving you may have only about 22 calories. This could be among the best kept fruit secrets of all time.
If tradition does not dictate strawberry shortcake for dessert try these variations.
Dipped in chocolate
Dipped in whipped cream, homemade is preferable
Dusted with a little confectioners’ sugar
Nevertheless you eat your strawberries enjoy them in the knowledge they are healthy sweet treats.

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