Berries are fruits that come from a single ovary with multiple seeds (e.g. bananas, grapes, bananas, and bell peppers, etc). I know crazy right? While raspberries and blackberries are technically considered aggregate fruits/drupes – which are a whole bunch of little fruits group together. Strawberries are NOT berries. The red part that you see on strawberries is a fleshy receptacle not fruit. Who are we kidding though? Who actually cares about these technicalities right? Fruits and vegetables are DELICIOUS. I love chomping down on a juicy and sweet strawberry. When it comes to my peanut butter and sandwiches or jam on toast I ALWAYS prefer strawberry.
So at least once a month we go to the farmer’s market and get three baskets full of these delicious strawberries. Sometimes I go a little over the top and eat it with whipped cream! We keep frozen strawberries in the freezer for shakes/smoothies. Chocolate covered strawberries are heavenly but you would not see me spending $2.50 on a single one in a shoppe.
Organic Strawberries VS Non-Organic
Yes there IS a difference. It isn’t just about pesticides or no pesticides. Organic strawberries have been tested to have an increased amount antioxidants and vitamin C. Also, they taste sweeter. Have you ever bitten into a strawberry and thought “hmm, that’s not very sweet at all?” Chances are the fruit you bit into is actually non-organic.
Do you like strawberries? When was the last time you indulged and treated yourself to this wonderful fruit?