Susan Mills-Gray, State Specialist, Extension Professor, Nutrition and Health Education, University of Missouri Extension
As days grow longer and warmer, strawberries are first to show up in the market — they are in season from May to June. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce the risk of certain cancers and lower bad cholesterol levels. They are also rich in potassium and soluble fiber and they provide a modest amount of iron.
There’s no need to worry about limiting the serving size if you eat fresh, raw berries — 1 cup of strawberries is only around 45 calories. You need only beware of adding sugar or high-fat products that add extra fat and calories, such as pie crust and whipped topping…
For helpful selection and storage tips, as well as delicious recipes, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/
Or check out this recipe for something easy, delicious and a little different —Strawberry Bruschetta recipe