Another thing about me that you will learn is I love to eat. As an ovo-lacto vegetarian, fruits and vegetables are pretty much where it's at for me. I love looking at pictures of beautiful fruit and vegetables and love eating them even more.
I was glad to learn about the nutritional benefits of strawberries since I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year, which is possible in California where they are available year-round. Okay, that’s it. I’m NOT MOVING…ever! One serving of strawberries (about eight – 8) is a great source of vitamin C and provides more vitamin C than one orange serving. Strawberries also provide potassium, fiber, and phytochemicals (you don’t say) which have been shown to reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. The American Heart Association has certified strawberries as a “heart-healthy” choice which defines a food as having ‘low levels of total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol’. How can you not like the strawberry? They are ‘America’s favorite fruit and enjoyed by 94% of Americans nationwide’.
Another benefit of living in the country is that farmers are my neighbors and many of them farm the type of food I like to eat. So, I get to meet some of the people who grow the fruits and vegetables I eat as well as see the areas where these items are grown. Supporting local benefits the community and I don't do too poorly myself because I get to eat some "yummy delicious" fresh food.
I pass two strawberry fields when going to town. I'm happy to announce that my patience paid off. The "closed" signs have been replaced with "open" signs. Forget the cream, Angel Food Cake, and chocolate. I just rinse, cut, and pop them in my mouth.