Strawberries

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How do you feel about strawberries. Personally, I like them. They are a treat that we eat sliced or whole with drizzled honey. My children always consider growing tomatoes in their tummies after eating the seeds.
A quick and easy way to hull out your strawberries is to add a straw in the bottom of the berry and push it up through the stem.
When you’re buying strawberries from the grocery store look for ripe berries that are firm and dry. The green tips should be fresh, not wilted. Turn the box over and check that it is dry. If the bottom is moist or stained some of the berries may be overripe.
To keep the berries fresh for the longest amount of time, don’t wash them once you bring them home. Put them in the refrigerator and store until ready to use. Wash them once you take them out to serve, or cook with.
Did you know that seven to eight medium sized strawberries makes a serving. In that serving you may have just about 22 calories. This could be among the best kept fruit secrets of all time.
If tradition does not dictate strawberry shortcake for dessert try these variations.
Dipped in chocolate
Chopped or dipped in your favorite yogurt
Dipped in whipped cream, homemade is preferable
Dusted with a little confectioners’ sugar
However you eat your strawberries enjoy them in the knowledge that they are healthy sweet treats.

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