Refrigerate strawberries in a loosely sealed container, where they should last up to 5 days. Only wash immediately before use.
- Strawberry jam, strawberry ice cream, strawberry pie…! We all know what to do with these delicious red berries.
- Strawberries freeze very well, to be used in smoothies, desserts and eaten as a snack all year.
Recipe: Strawberry Spinach Salad
Last summer, Betty, one of our market salespeople, brought this salad in for us to try. It features two of our favorite early summer ingredients, and was so refreshing that we had to share it with you!
For the Salad
- 1 lb fresh, washed Spinach
- 2 cups sliced Strawberries
- ¼ cup slivered Almonds
For the Dressing
- ½ cup Miracle Whip
- ½ cup Orange Juice concentrate
- 1 Tbsp Honey
1. Combine Miracle Whip, honey, and orange juice in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Tear the spinach into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl or on individual salad plates.
3. Arrange strawberries on top of spinach. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with Almonds. Enjoy!
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- Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
- The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
- To symbolize perfection and righteousness, medieval stone masons carved strawberry designs on altars and around the tops of pillars in churches and cathedrals.
- The ancient Romans believed that strawberries alleviated symptoms of melancholy, fainting, all inflammations, fevers, throat infections, kidney stones, bad breath, attacks of gout, and diseases of the blood, liver and spleen.
- Strawberries are a member of the rose family.
- Ninety-four percent of US households consume strawberries.
- Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
- One cup of strawberries contains 141% of your daily vitamin C needs. They’re also an excellent source of manganese.
- Strawberries are low fat, low calorie; high in vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium