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Here’s what you should know about strawberries

– Strawberries are considered a springtime fruit by excellence, they are refreshing and poorly caloric. In fact, some 10 medium-sized pieces of strawberry contain about 50 calories.
– Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and potassium and they contain a good quantity of fibres.
– Unfortunately, strawberries are at the top of the global list of fruits that mostly contain insecticide and chemical residues. Therefore, it is preferable to enquire about their source of production and method of planting. Otherwise, it is good to consume organic strawberries when possible.
– It is recommended to choose pieces that are fully mature, equally red and shining, those that have dark green stems and the smell of which is clearly noticeable, a thing that is indicative of the good quality of the fruit.
– Strawberries can be kept in the fridge and consumed within 2 or 3 days at the latest. It is best to take them out of the fridge just a few minutes before they are consumed so that you can enjoy their delicious taste.
– Strawberries must be well washed under running drinking water without being soaked, provided that they are washed immediately before eating and not earlier. The green stem must not be removed while washing so that to avoid letting water seep into the fruit and spoil its taste.
– Finally, strawberries are among the foods that release histamine in the body (a substance naturally produced by the body after consuming certain foods). And this characteristic is, in fact, the cause of an eventual allergy to strawberries found in some persons whose digestive system proves to be intolerant to histamine. In such a case, these persons should always refer to their specialist physician.

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