Organic Strawberries: More Than Delicious
Sweet strawberries are one of the signature delights of summer. But they’re more than a flavorful treat; those little red berries are nutrient powerhouses.
- Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, which helps keep bones healthy, regulate blood sugar and proper digestion of fats and carbs. They’re also a good source of fiber.
- And strawberries rank among the best sources of antioxidants, especially a class called anthocyanins (which give strawberries their brilliant red color). Research shows that the antioxidants in strawberries are efficiently absorbed within an hour of being eaten and may play a role in reducing the risk of certain chronic diseases.
Why choose Earthbound Farm Organic strawberries? Strawberries are #2 on the EWG's "Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce," so choosing organic makes healthy sense. Our berries are grown without toxic synthetic chemicals, in ways that preserve the health of the environment and help keep those chemicals out of our food supply — that’s especially important for children, whose developing bodies are much more sensitive to environmental exposures. (We think they taste better, too!)
For Today’s Step, combine strawberries and spinach for a delicious salad (like our Strawberry and Spinach Salad), or combine them with other iron-rich produce; the vitamin C in the berries will help your body absorb iron from plant-based sources.
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Learn more about selecting and storing strawberries on our All About Strawberries page.