Strawberries
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 2

How to Choose, Cook and Store Strawberries Choose: PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 103 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Strawberries . How to Choose, Cook and Store Strawberries Choose: Choose fragrant strawberries that are bright in color and are free of dark or sunken spots. Avoid strawberries that have green or yellow spots. This indicates that they are unripe.

Download Presentation

How to Choose, Cook and Store Strawberries Choose:

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


How to choose cook and store strawberries choose

Strawberries

How to Choose, Cook and Store Strawberries

Choose:

Choose fragrant strawberries that are bright in color and are free of dark or sunken spots.

Avoid strawberries that have green or yellow spots. This indicates that they are unripe.

If unripe strawberries are picked off the vine, they will not ripen any further once off the vine.

Store:

Strawberries will only last a few days in the refrigerator after purchasing.

Strawberries can be frozen for up to one year.

Cook:

Rinse strawberries in cold water just before eating.

This month your child had the opportunity to try strawberries as part of the Farm to School program.

Nutrition Facts

A ½ cup of strawberries contains 25 calories.

Strawberries contain phenols that function as antioxidants which may help protect against cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and anti-inflammatory diseases.

Strawberries are an excellent source of manganese, Vitamin C, and a good source of Vitamin K, folate, fiber, and Vitamin B2.

Fun Facts

The average strawberry has about 200 seeds!

94% of U.S. households consume strawberries at least once a year.

The largest strawberry in history weighed 8.17 ounces. This is about the size of a big apple!

In Belgium, there is a museum dedicated entirely to strawberries.

Suggested Books

Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski

Family Friendly Activity

Go strawberry picking in our area. Check out the farms below to pick-your-own fun! Make sure to call before you go!

Heritage Valley Farm (Bangor) 608-486-4020 heritagevalleyfarm.org

Hillendale Farm (Holmen) 608-386-3292

Jolivette Family Farms (West Salem) 608-786-0432

Holmen Berry Patch/Berry Corner (Holmen) 608-582-9221

Hoch Orchard and Gardens (La Crescent, MN) hochorchard.com507-643-6329

Kathan Homestead Berries (La Crescent, MN) 507-895-4633

Made possible by funding from HHS, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and La Crosse County Health Department


How to choose cook and store strawberries choose

Strawberries

Stay tuned… October’s

Harvest of the Month will be Leeks!

Sweet Corn and Kidney Bean Salad

Serves 12 (about ½ cup each)

2 cups sweet corn (fresh or thawed)

1 (15.5 oz.) can kidney beans, drained & rinsed

½ cup chopped red onion

½ cup chopped red bell pepper

¾ cup cider vinegar

¼ cup honey

2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

½ tsp. minced garlic

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. pepper

In a large bowl, combine first four ingredients. In a small bowl whisk together remaining ingredients; combine with corn mixture and stir until well blended. Chill at least two hours to allow flavors to blend. Enjoy!

This recipe is a Foot Steps to Health Recipe providing a serving of fruit or vegetable and is 500 Club approved. For more information see www.getactivewisconsin.org


  • Login