Silly Food Fact
Have you ever wondered how many little seeds are on a strawberry? We did, and found out that there are about 200 seeds on each one of these delicious fruits. Peak harvesting season for strawberries is April through June. During this time, California harvesters ship out about 10 million pint baskets each day!
Why Our Bodies Love Them
One pint of strawberries contains 200 milligrams of vitamin C, which helps our bodies fight off infection and aids in wound healing. Strawberries are rich in antioxidants that have heart health and blood sugar benefits, too!
Care and Picking
When picking strawberries, look for plump red berries that have a strong, sweet smell. Although big berries are attractive, the medium berries are typically the sweetest. If you’re purchasing them in a carton, look for mold or bruises. Sometimes the damaged strawberries are hiding in the bottom, so check carefully.
Tips and Warnings
To keep your strawberries looking and tasting fresh, keep them in the refrigerator. Be careful to only rinse them just before eating, and not all at once before storing. This will help prevent mold from growing and damaging your fruit. When storing, keep the green tops on and place them in a colander or a container with holes, so the cool air can keep them fresh longer. This should help your berries last for at least 3 days.