Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blogging from A to Z Challenge - S

This year we're going to attempt to plant strawberries. The seeds all came in yesterday, and I discovered these were supposed to be started indoors a few weeks ago. Whoops! We'll see what happens.

According to The World's Healthiest Foods, recent research shows this fruit to be an exceptional source of antioxidants. When compared with other fruits, strawberries come in fourth behind blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries. Since our family loves all of these, it looks like we're doing something right.

Something else this article from WHFoods shows is that maximum storage time for strawberries is only 2 days. After that, they lose a great deal of vitamin C and polyphenol antioxidants. Strawberries are also good for cardiovascular health.

While I enjoy strawberries plain, I must admit I like them most in my favorite dessert--strawberry shortcake.

This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.


Patty Woodland said...

I hope they come to fruit for you. I had wild strawberries in NJ and they were delicious! At least those that the birds didn't eat.

I planted some raspberries here and the goats found them quite tasty.

Cheryl said...

Those naughty goats.