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12 Ways to Enjoy Strawberries

By Allison Burch, July 17, 2013  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

Is there anything more amazing than a basket of sweet, perfectly ripe strawberries? I don’t think so.

Berry Good for You

Nutritionally speaking, strawberries get high marks! They support heart health and are packed with powerful antioxidants called polyphenols, which help keep cholesterol levels healthy. Eating just eight strawberries gives your body more vitamin C than an orange while also providing manganese and fiber. Strawberries are naturally low in sodium, low in calories and, like most fruits and vegetables, do not contain cholesterol or fat.

Caring for Your Berries

To get the berry best out of your strawberries, look for firm red berries with no mushy spots. Store them in the refrigerator, but keep them dry. Don’t wash until ready to eat, and serve at room temperature for sweeter fragrance and greater flavor. Freeze ‘em to enjoy in smoothies and recipes later.

What Will You Do With All Those Strawberries?

Of course they’re perfect in fruit salads, cereals, and smoothies, but that’s just the beginning. They add charm, flavor and good nutrition to everything from breakfast to main dishes, salads and desserts. Try these twelve sensational ideas:

How do you make the most of summer's sweet strawberries?

Category: Produce




Irma says ...
Awesome! Are the recipes available?
07/17/2013 11:56:54 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@IRMA - Click on the photos above and it will take you to that corresponding recipe page!
07/18/2013 11:34:13 AM CDT
Manahil says ...
I know this doesn't have anything to do with strawberries, but it does have to do with ingredients. What kind of gelatin is used in the mango mousse cake?
07/18/2013 5:33:27 PM CDT
Tanya Marlow says ...
Healthy and Good
07/19/2013 10:25:54 AM CDT
Mary says ...
My great pleasure is strawberries with Greek yogurt and oatmeal, adding a touch of cinnamon. Simple but so lovely.
07/19/2013 12:19:56 PM CDT
Sherry says ...
Would have been nice if While Foods made know they cancelled the strawberry special before people come to get them!
07/19/2013 1:55:05 PM CDT
Marie says ...
I'm looking forward to trying these recipes!
07/19/2013 2:10:36 PM CDT
Cassie Lilly says ...
I would love to try most of these, but I'm allergic to cucumbers
07/19/2013 3:50:56 PM CDT
Linda says ...
Good recipes
07/19/2013 8:53:25 PM CDT
Jill says ...
went to my local whole foods this weekend to get some organic strawberries, but was told they didn't have any. Why is this always the case when you guys have these one day deals? please have your stores order enough to support these sales. I love whole foods but had to go to trader joes to get non organic strawberries that weren't as good as whole foods. please help!
07/21/2013 7:56:42 PM CDT
Ryan Ferebee says ...
Love these recipes .I'm working out and need alternative eating choices. Great job!
07/22/2013 4:35:11 AM CDT
Eleanor says ...
Would love the recipes these look great!
07/22/2013 7:53:58 PM CDT
Shannon says ...
Thank you for the recipes... My daughter and son are changing their life style of eating and living. Somehow, I am now in the equation and looking forward to the food they like.
07/31/2013 11:00:52 PM CDT