Contains large amounts of antioxidants and vitamins that are anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory. Eating strawberries may help with cancer, especially the breast, esophagus, skin, colon, prostate and pancreas.
Vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, manganese, folate, potassium, riboflavin, omega-3 fatty acids. They reduces the risk of heart attacks, helps regulate the body's electrolytes and to combat cholesterol and stabilize blood glucose levels. (thanks http://naturelivings.blogspot.com)
How to Choose and Keep
Strawberries are best when in season. Check your local farmers market first. If you are shopping at the grocery store try to get organic. Open the container and lift out the top layer to make sure there are no rotten berries underneath. The moisture can make this food spoil. Make sure this is no green near stem or at bottom.
Make sure to clean properly. Put berries into bowl of cold water and a couple tablespoons of white vinegar for 2 minutes. Rinse and let dry. Place in airtight container and enjoy when ready. Try in a salad, on top of a dessert, or just for a snack.
1. Find local stands that sell strawberries
2. Shop local on your grocery store, or organic
3. Freeze strawberries and put in ice water for an ultimate refreshment.