While strawberries are in season during the spring an summer months, I can’t help but blend up a strawberry green smoothie any time of year.
Strawberries add a great complementary flavor in most recipes, but they blend especially well with bananas, mangoes, papayas, melons, and pears. I use frozen strawberries often.
Strawberry Nutrition and Health Benefits
Strawberries are high in vitamin C, antioxidants and manganese. They are also good sources of potassium, folate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acid, magnesium and copper. The nutrients in strawberries help protect against rheumatoid arthritis and have anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Strawberries are also good for your eyes as they help prevent age-related vision problems.
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How To Select Strawberries
Purchase strawberries that are in season. They should be bright red and fragrant. Check the container closely to ensure there are no bad, leaking or moldy strawberries which might spoil the others before you an eat them.
Strawberries rank 80 out of 100 for pesticide residue according to research conducted by the Environmental Working Group. Whenever possible, organic strawberries should be purchased.