Country Of Origin: Turkey
Strawberries are available year-round, with peak season in the spring and summer.
Strawberry is one of the indispensable fruits of spring and summer with its pleasant smell and bright colour. While sugar contents can vary from sweet-tart to candy-like syrup, Strawberries maintain a balanced acidity level.
Strawberries are a very versatile fruit appropriate for sweet and savoury applications, both cooked and raw. They may be used interchangeably with most other berries, but oftentimes have a higher moisture content and therefore may require alterations in some recipes. Strawberry pie filling, for instance, usually calls for a thickener such as cornstarch, or that the extra juice is removed or reduced to a syrup. Use Strawberries in green salads or in jam, jellies and other confections. Cook them down into a compote or syrup for drizzling over ice cream and cheesecake or added into beverages and cocktails.
Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E and the B-complex group as well as minerals such as, potassium, manganese, fluorine, copper, iron and iodine.