Are you looking for a refreshing summer snack that pairs perfectly with breakfast, lunch or even dessert? Strawberries are one of our favorite summer foods that we love to incorporate into snacks and with so many health benefits, what isn’t to love? Strawberries are best eaten when their pinkish-red color is most vibrant. This bright red color of strawberries is perfect to brighten up the aesthetic display of any meal, so get create and see what you can create! If you are looking for a strawberry that has a greater intensity of flavor, choose a smaller variety because larger ones tend to have greater water content and therefore the flavor of the fruit is diluted. It was also found that these berries are best eaten within the first 2 days of being picked because they have a major loss of vitamin C and antioxidants; to receive the highest amounts of these vitamins and minerals be sure to buy fresh local produce. Another tip for keeping your strawberries fresh in the refrigerator is to place them in a cold storage bin or drawer to help boost the humidity in the space and reduce the cold air circulation around the produce. Strawberries have many antioxidants, which we know helps decrease the aging of cells, and also the polyphenols in strawberries play a major role in helping regulate blood sugar response, therefore shown to be a low glycemic index food. As strawberries are now in season, pick some up at the farmers market and enjoy these flavorful berries!
Super Strawberrieson July 22, 2014