Finally, it's time for fresh, local strawberries to begin showing up on your grocer's shelves! Strawberries are a not only a healthy, delicious sweet treat, they are among the top 5 fruits recently rated as the best antioxidant sources. They are also packed with fiber, vitamin C and potassium ... and they come with some stunning benefits.
As we've noted in the past, blueberries and strawberries are excellent additions to a healthy diet. New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association from two internationally respected research groups underscore the benefits, and found that strawberries and blueberries cut the risk rate of heart attacks in women.
Spring is the peak season for many nutrient rich fruits and vegetables and offers the opportunity to add great, fresh items to your menu every day. Take advantage of early harvests with these three great spring crops!