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Strawberry fields forever
Member Name: HelenDK
Advantages: A healthy snack with versatility
Disadvantages: Expensive if buying
I really love strawberries, therefore my husband has grown them in the garden for several years. We have had some real bumper years, last year was really dreadful,as we had hardly any but this year is looking good so far.
We were given our plants by my dad from his allotment but then soon grow and spread. My husband is a keen gardener and as they started to show green strawberries on the plants, he puts nets over them to prevent the birds eating our crop. We always find that if you harvest regularly the crop seems to be bigger and a better quality strawberry, so we pick every day and if we go away during strawberry season we always tell family and friends to pop over and help themselves.
A good source of vitamin C (eight strawberries equivalent to an orange), as well as folate and potassium. Strawberries are also high in fibre and manganese. Also in the top 20 foods that are high in anti-oxidants. 236g of strawberries is 188KJ
The main reason for growing them is the cost saving, a punnet of strawberries averages around £2.50. Being a bit of a scrimper, when we aren't in season I really struggle to buy now as I begrudge paying for them!
When I hit abundance levels, as I am just starting to, they are a welcome gift when visiting friends and a treat for colleagues at work, taking a tub full whenever I can. All my children love strawberries are so eat in quite vast quantities, so I tend to leave a tub in the fridge freshly cut up and washed as then then help themselves when just home from school and in search of a snack.
My mum makes loads of jam from my dads allotment, I tend to freeze loads and then boil them with a bit of sugar to make a nice pudding later in the year when they have stopped growing. The children like to blend with milk, banana and a little ice cream to make smoothies. I take them to work and pour low fat yogurt over them as a sweet treat. When having a friends night, a fave pudding is strawberries, meringue, ice cream and a blob of cream.
I love strawberries so its a 5 Doo Yoo from me.
Summary: Berry delicious