• Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
• Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
• The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
• Strawberries are low fat, low calorie and high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium.
• One cup of strawberries has only 55 calories.
• Strawberries are grown in every state in the US. California is the top producer with 75% of production in the US with Florida in 2nd place.
Whether from the farmers’ market or pick-your-own, look for strawberries that are red down through the tip — strawberries are one of the fruits that stop ripening after being picked. Plan to use these luscious berries within a day or two; they’re best kept dry, and stored in a paper bag in the fridge.
We’ve collected some recipes for your berry pleasure over at Pinterest (under Berry recipes): Once you’ve had your fill of them fresh, try them in a Honey Balsamic Strawberry Galette, as a Strawberry Risotto, or simply roasted to bring out their caramelized sweetness!