Strawberry

Description: A red almost heart shaped fruit with green stem. Food - strawberry

Availability: Fresh Summer – early Fall – Frozen – year round

Facts: Strawberries is a unique fruit because their seeds grow on the outside. One strawberry typically has 200 seeds on it. They are one of the most popular berry in America.

Serving Size = 1/2 CUP

Selection: Choose shiny, firm fruit with a bright red color. Caps should be fresh, green and intact. Avoid shriveled, mushy or leaky berries.

Food - nutrition label strawberryStorage: Do not wash until ready to eat. Store in refrigerator for 1-3 days.

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; high in vitamin C; high in folate.

Pigments: anthocyanins

Phytochemicals: ellagic acid, caffeic acid, ferulic acid, glutatione, lignans

ORAC Score: 1,540

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