Healthy Ways to Preserve Strawberries

Healthy ways to preserve strawberries, how to preserve strawberriesStrawberries are in season in the spring or summer, so that is a great time to think about buying some in bulk, or even better, harvesting them from your own garden! So what are the benefits of strawberries, and how can they be preserved for later use?

NUTRITIONAL BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES
Strawberries are a nutritional powerhouse,  best known for being high in Vitamin C, with one cup providing more than the recommended daily intake for vitamin C. They are also full of antioxidants, low in calories, and a natural source of fiber and folate, among other nutrients. So they can provide a delicious, healthy snack or sweet treat!

HEALTHY WAYS TO PRESERVE STRAWBERRIES
In the refrigerator, strawberries normally stay fresh for only a few days, often needing to be eaten within 3 days. So if you have too many to eat in 3 days, and want to enjoy them later, here are some delicious ideas below!

Strawberry Fruit Leather

Sources:

  1. Ohio State University Extension. Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Strawberries. http://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/HYG-5531 accessed on 8/10/16
  2. Fruits & veggies more matters. Strawberries. Nutrition. Selection. Storage. http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/strawberries accessed on 8/10/16

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