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California Strawberry Commission

http://www.calstrawberry.com/menuhome.html  

Review by Debbie Mazo

 

Most people enjoy strawberries because of their great taste. What they don't realize is how much nutrition is packed into each and every strawberry. Did you know, for example, that 8 strawberries have more Vitamin C than one orange?

Find out more about how strawberries can spruce up your meal and your well-being, when you click on over to the California Strawberry Commission home page. Quick-loading and easy-to-use, this site offers a delicious collection of information about strawberries including nutritional details, recipes, trivia, and material for those in the retail and food service industries.

California Strawberry CommissionYou'll get nothing but the facts that go into making the strawberry such an amazing fruit, when you browse through the Frequently Asked Questions. Here, you'll discover everything from how to store strawberries (for strawberries to stay fresh, do not wash them right away; store them in a large container with a dry paper towel at the bottom) to the number of seeds contained in a strawberry (on the average, there are 200 tiny seeds in every strawberry).

When it comes to taste and ease of use, strawberries make a great ingredient in any recipe. Browse through the Recipes section and you'll find a sweet collection of quick and easy recipes that guarantee perfect results. You can also check out some of the great berry ideas the site's celebrity chefs have to offer.

For full directions, click on any of the selections which include everything from beverages to salads to cakes and pies. Feeling thirsty? Then, try the Strawberry Sangria Ice spritzed with sparkling water and garnished with whole strawberries, orange slices, and mint sprigs. Or, satisfy your sweet tooth with a slice of Strawberries-Hot Fudge Sundae Cake served warm with scoops of ice cream and sweetened strawberries.

The California Strawberries Commission has it all when it comes to this nutritious fruit, high in Vitamin C and rich in folic acid. After browsing the site, you'll agree with the likes of William Butler when he commented, "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did".

 

About the Writer

Debbie Mazo is a writer and editor based in Vancouver, Canada. She currently specializes in technical and marketing materials, but is also pursuing opportunities in food journalism.

 

 

 

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