Looks like it’s going to be a BERRY good year! If you like Fresh Strawberries you’ll enjoy this popular tasting fruit even more this year. We’re heading into the start of Fresh Strawberry Season out of California with excellent yields coming out of the Santa Maria Valley. Most major growers are harvesting the Albion variety known for its larger fruit, high sugar brix and full red color. They hold up much better than the late summer varieties. Eat them as a wholesome snack, put them in your smoothie drinks and top off your favorite cereal. Strawberries are low in calories and fats, they are a rich source of phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins especially vitamin C which is a natural Antioxidant. They are high in Potassium too which you need to help control heart rate and blood pressure. As soon as you get home from shopping slice off the stem on each berry, rinse them with tap water, dry them on paper towels and put them right in your fridge to prolong the shelf life. Ready to eat Strawberries ....a healthy snack choice!!
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