Jul 15, 2011
FOODIE FRIDAY -- S is also for STRAWBERRIES
I LOVE STRAWBERRIES! We are so lucky here in California---locally grown strawberries are readily available at markets and farm stands from about mid April (sometimes earlier) all the way through the summer.
In addition to being delicious, strawberries are amazingly nutritious. They have higher levels of vitamin C, fiber, folate and potassium than most other fruits, including oranges. Just one cup of strawberries has 160% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C!! A recent study indicated that eating one serving (about 8-10 strawberries) a day can significantly decrease blood pressure, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. Eating strawberries has also been known to reduce the risk of cancer and rheumatoid arthritis and can even improve memory function.
So, whether you eat 'em plain, add them to your cereal or a smoothie, bake with them, put them in a salad---STRAWBERRIES are a super food!!!
Strawberries also make an appearance on vintage kitchen goods--like these McCoy salt and pepper shakers from VioletQVintage.etsy.com