My apologies to those of you who are not doing the fruit share, but last week we got the reddest most ripe delicious strawberries ever.  They make a great healthy summer dessert by themselves.  They are still in season and here are four things about them (thank you wikipedia and
-Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds (approximately 200 per berry) on the outside.

-One cup (144 g) of strawberries contains approximately 45 calories.

-Eating strawberries, which are rich in nitrate, can increase the flow of blood & oxygen to the muscles by 7%.  This prevents muscle fatigue, making exercise easier.

-Folk lore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love.

In addition to eating strawberries, my almost three year-old son and I really like watching this video of a strawberry growing.  It’s time lapse so you don’t have to wait all season.

Close Up of Time Lapse of Strawberry Growing and Ripening

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