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US Strawberry, It's BIG

by MBG Online on September 14, 2020

This one is sweet and bigger the size. To enhance their natural flavors, let strawberries reach room temperature before serving.

California and Florida are the top two strawberry-producing states within the U.S., with California producing over 91 percent of the entire strawberry crop (NASS, 2015). Florida, however, produces the majority of the domestic winter strawberry crop (Florida Strawberry Growers Association, 2014) (Mossier, 2012).

About Driscoll’s Strawberry
The Driscoll Strawberry. Working with independent growers, each strawberry is hand-picked at peak ripeness to meet their strict quality standards. The secret to Driscoll strawberries is the proprietary varieties. They start with thousands of varieties and choose the top 1% to sell under the Driscoll’s name. Rest assured–our naturally grown strawberries are never genetically modified.

Fun Facts
Strawberries are the only fruit that wears their seeds on the outside. The average berry is adorned with some 200 of them. No wonder it only takes one bite to get seeds stuck in your teeth.
Strawberries are members of the rose family. Should you come upon a bush of them growing, you’ll see: they smell as sweet as they taste.
The strawberry plant is a perennial. This means if you plant one now, it will come back next year and the following and the year after that. It may not bear fruit immediately, but once it does, it will remain productive for about five years.
Strawberries are believed to help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers. They are low in calories and high in vitamins C, B6, K, fiber, folic acid, potassium and amino acids.

Health Benefits
Strawberry is low in calories (32 cal/100 g) and fats but rich source of health-promoting phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

How to Store
To store fresh strawberries, wash them and cut the stem away. However, if you plan to keep them in the fridge for a few days, wait until before you eat them to clean them. Rinsing them speeds up spoiling.

What you can do with Strawberries
Strawberries can also be pickled. Especially when picked green or unripe. If your berries are overripe, make jam!