Strawberries are one of the most widely consumed berries, but are not actually berries. In fact, strawberries are in a classification of their own call “accessories fruits” because their seeds are on the outside. Learn all about strawberries nutrition, how to store them, and our favorite strawberry recipes below.
Strawberries are a great source of vitamin C and manganese which aid in the repair and healing of body tissue and collagen. They are also rich in antioxidants which help prevent heart disease. Overall, strawberries, whether they be consumed raw or in jam form, are low in fat and high in water and carbohydrates. Not to mention, they taste great! On average, a single strawberry contains 32 calories and is mostly made of water.
How to store
Enjoy your strawberries, and general berries, longer by keeping them cold. The cold will help keep the mold away. The best way to store strawberries is unwashed in a breathable container in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat or cook with your strawberries, be sure to wash them and remove the stem.