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All About Strawberries

Strawberry season is almost upon us and I don't know about you guys, but I am very excited to eat luscious plump berries - especially since nothing says, "hello summer" more than a bowl full of beautiful strawberries. When purchasing strawberries, look for bright red berries with fresh and green stems. During the short 3-4 week season, purchase strawberries from your local strawberry field or farmer's market. In grocery stores look for the most plump and fragrant berries. Since strawberries do not ripen after being picked, choose ones that were picked fully ripened. Select dry, unstained containers.

As mold grows very quickly on berries, never leave a moldy one next to a good one. Out of all berries, strawberries have the most vitamin C and make a great simple delicious dessert. Strawberries were first cultivated in the year 1624 and today are most commonly grown in California and Florida. Store in the fridge uncovered in a colander to allow cold air to circulate.

One pint of fresh strawberries equals about 3 1/4 cups whole berries, or 2 1/4 cups sliced berries, or 1 2/3 cups pureed berries.

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christie christie 9 years
They have been in season here for a few weeks as well and I'm SOOOO happy. My 4 year old is in love with them.
figurine figurine 9 years
Interesting facts, I learned some new stuff right there.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I looooooove strawberries and chocolate!!!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Oooh they've been in season for a few weeks over here and I've already made my way through several little boxes of them! I love them au naturel or with some plain yogurt! MMMMMMMMMM!!! Even my dog likes them LOL
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
So tasty! Strawberry shortcake is the best!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
I have been wanting a strawberry short cake so bad! Plus, we have this strawberry field by our house and it's so fun to just go out and pick your own strawberries.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
I love strawberries and lately the ones i've been buying from the store have been so sweet and delicious.....
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Already picked up some - they look so bright and delicious!
wynter wynter 9 years
I have sooo many strawberries right now. Our BX had a ton for $1/quart, and I stocked up.
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
that picture makes them look soooo good. TINA!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I just had my first batch of strawberries for the season with flourless chocolate cake and whipped cream. Yum! I love strawberry season...
jendudley jendudley 9 years
Good strawberries have so much flavor! They are fantastic by themselves. I love them.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Strawberries are my FAVOURITE fruit! So yummy!
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