Strawberries

Strawberries
Favored fruit

Strawberries have it all — color, scent, nutrition and flavor! Originating in ancient Rome, circa 200 B.C., strawberries were grown widely in 1300s Europe. Today they serve as a snack, in recipes from breakfast to dessert, and paired with delights such as chocolate and champagne. Strawberries have antioxidants to help protect from diseases such as cancer, heart disease, mental decline, diabetes and birth defects. They are saturated fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free, a good source of fiber, and high in vitamin C, folate and maganese.

Nutrition Facts
Salinas, CA Huron, CA Oxnard, CA Yerington, NV Yuma, AZ

April — November
Salinas, CA

March — December
Santa Maria, CA

January — May
Oxnard, CA

Healthy & Delicious

From savory appetizers to decadent desserts and each course in between, the Foxy-brand line of produce adds healthful nutrients and flavorful ingredients. These recipes offer suggestions for food pairings, hint at the culinary versatility Foxy-brand products provide and help you fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit at every meal, as suggested by U.S. dietary guidelines.

Strawberry Crepes20 min prep

Handling Tips
Berry, berry good

Choose shiny, firm, bright red strawberries with fresh, green leaves; avoid dull or discolored surface and mold. Before storing, removed damaged berries, spread on paper towel and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate, unwashed, for up to 3 days; or wash and freeze. To wash, swish berries in a bowl of cold water to remove sand; pat dry with paper towel; remove stems and caps with fingers or pairing knife. Versatile strawberries complement recipes at every meal and in-between snacks, and have been credited with medicinal and aphrodisiac qualities.