NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY
Every May 20th, National Pick Strawberries Day encourages us to pick some strawberries. Right about this time of year, they start coming into season. And there is just something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine.
Strawberry picking time is usually between late April and throughout the summer, depending on what part of the United States you live. When harvesting strawberries, you want to look for the bright red, firm, and plump ones.
- Strawberries are members of the rose family
- They are the only fruit with their seeds on the outside
- Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
- Like most berries, they are low-fat, low in calories and a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium
- Strawberries help can help fight bad cholesterol and may reduce inflammation
- The first strawberries were grown in France in the late 18th century. Prior to the 18th century, wild strawberries were collected and commonly used as a fruit source.
Strawberries are best fresh, but they also make delicious desserts. We’re thinking about strawberry shortcakes or adding them to homemade yogurt and fresh jams.
HOW TO OBSERVE #PickStrawberriesDay
Enjoy some freshly picked strawberries! If you’re looking for a pick-your-own farm, check out this website to find one near you. Then make plans for a fun, family outing to collect strawberries in the warm sunshine. Use #PickStrawberriesDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL PICK STRAWBERRIES DAY HISTORY
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