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Tentative strawberry availability: Late May 2018

Quick Facts
~The strawberry is not classified by botanists as a true berry. True berries, such as blueberries and cranberries have seeds inside. The strawberry, however has its dry, yellow "seeds" on the outside (each of which is actually considered a separate fruit).
~On average there are 200 tiny "seeds" on every strawberry.
~Strawberries can play a part in helping you to reduce the risk of cancer or heart disease. 
~Eight medium-sized strawberries contain 140% of the daily value for Vitamin C. In addition, strawberries are good sources of folic acid, potassium, and fiber. Strawberries are also fat-free and low in calories.
~Strawberries should be eaten as soon as possible. Do not wash until you are ready to consume them. If you must store strawberries, place them on a paper towel in a tightly-covered container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. They may also be frozen whole or in pieces. To freeze, wash and hull, sprinkle with 1/3 cup sugar, and toss gently with your hands. Place in freezer containers or zip-top bags. Use within 1 year.
~The United States is the top strawberry producing country in the world.
~Americans consume an average of 4.85 pounds of strawberries per capita each year.