Strawberries bring us back to our own childhood, filling our shirts on the way home from a walk for a snack at home. Crushed strawberries and bananas was popular. Of course there is strawberries and cream, or ice cream, trifles, pies, cheese cake, Pavlov’s, crumbles, dipped in chocolate…..and to top off, in the champagne.
This little fruit is seriously nutritious as well, a master all rounder. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, and a good source of manganese plus several other sources of vitamins and dietary minerals. If that wasn’t enough, they are good for cardiovascular disease, are an anti-inflammatory, reduces hypotension and lowers LDL Cholesterol levels.
Although the harvesting of this little fruit is hard work and, because they grow low to the ground, its hard on the back, time during harvest does not wait as the fruit has to be piched immediately they are ready as tomorrow will be to late.