info: Strawberries have a sweet and aromatic flavor and a juicy texture. They are an excellent source of vitamin C
storage: Strawberries will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
preparation: Wash well in cold water. Remove the leafy green cap & stem. Chop to desired size/consistency.
Strawberries go nicely in green salads and as a topping for sweet desserts.
from Strawberry History
The word strawberry comes from the Old English streawberige, most likely because the plant sends out runners which could be likened to pieces of straw. Although they have been around for thousands of years, strawberries were not actively cultivated until the Renaissance period in Europe.
Strawberries are native to North America, and the Indians used them in many dishes. The first colonists in America shipped the native larger strawberry plants back to Europe as early as 1600. Another variety was also discovered in Central and South America, which the conquistadors called futilla. Early Americans did not bother cultivating strawberries, because they were abundant in the wilds. …read more