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Spring 2014 Nutrition Tip

photo of strawberries

One of my favorite fruits, strawberries, are the most popular types of berries in the world.  According to

“Since they are very perishable, strawberries should not be washed until right before eating or using in a recipe. Do not remove their caps and stems until after you have gently washed the berries under cold running water and patted them dry. This will prevent them from absorbing excess water, which can degrade strawberries' texture and flavor. To remove the stems, caps and white hull, simply pinch these off with your fingers or use a paring knife.”

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. They are also a very good source of dietary fiber and iodine.  I realize strawberries are more thought of as a summer fruit, but I couldn’t wait until then as I’ve personally enjoyed some fresh strawberries in a few smoothies I’ve recently made.  Yummy!

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