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Strawberry lovers know that strawberries are at their best during the spring months. It is also around this time that you’ll see supermarkets loading up on them. Once you’ve tasted fresh and juicy spring strawberries, the ones you ate during the winter will pale in comparison. In case that news isn't good enough … according to the USDA, the price of strawberries is actually down 8% making them one of the best buys in the produce department this month!
Strawberries add a juicy and sweet flavor to a variety of dishes including salads, salsas, desserts, fruit platters and many more. Because of their tangy and sweet taste profile, strawberries are versatile and can dress up any plate. Consider these strawberry recipe ideas for seasonal twists:
Before eating strawberries, or other fruits and vegetables for that matter, make sure to always rinse them off with water to avoid consuming bacteria or leftover residue from pesticides. After washing, make sure to absorb the excess moisture by wrapping strawberries with a paper towel and storing them in the refrigerator; this will keep them firmer for a longer period of time.
Finally, teach your kids to love strawberries! How? By including your children in the cooking process. When preparing strawberry dishes, work together with your children to identify which meals taste just right with strawberries or by simply letting them choose which meals they’d prefer to eat them on. Either way, you’re all in for a lot of fun and some juicy meals!