Strawberry Season is coming! I sooo can’t wait to get a hold of those fresh, delicious, juicy jewels!
The humble strawberry, in season just a short time in our area, boasts an amazing amount of Vitamin C (139% of the RDA) with only 49 calories per cup. It’s low glycemic, making it a perfect food for just about anyone. They can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads, ice cream or in cakes and pies. They lend themselves equally to be in sweet or savory dishes and are easy to find year round, although the price is generally lower May-July when they are in full season.
You can preserve the juicy jems for later enjoyment by freezing, dehydrating or canning.
They only last fresh a short time, so enjoying them quickly is the best option. To help make them last longer, fill a large bowl with cool water and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Swirl the berries in the vinegar water for about 10 minutes to help kill off any mold spores that are on them. This will help extend their “shelf life” by a couple of days. Normally you would want to store them on the counter at room temperature, but I often will store mine in the fridge to help extend their life.
Here are over 45 delicious ways to enjoy these sweet berries in this Ultimate Strawberry Recipe Collection!
Jellies and Jams
Strawberry Fruit RollUps
Strawberry Fruit Butter
Strawberry Fruit Snacks
Strawberry Apple Granola
Banana Pancakes with Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry Cream Cups
Strawberry Lemon Basil Muffins
Pies and Cakes
Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate
Strawberry Beet Smoothie
Strawberry Simple Syrup
Strawberry Vanilla Creamscicle Smoothie
Probiotic Strawberry Smoothie