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 londonstrawberryfestival.com):
-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.