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Driving Healthy Choices

Winter strawberries drive healthy choices. It’s a fact. Consumers are becoming more aware of Florida‘s winter strawberry season.

Our aggressive marketing and educational programs are causing consumers to become increasingly interested in purchasing fresh, healthy, hand-harvested strawberries in the winter months. We’re getting the word out this season about the availability of Florida-grown strawberries like never before. We’re giving consumers, chefs, caterers and others the knowledge and opportunity to purchase Florida’s flavorful, healthy and delicious berries when they least expect them – in the winter! Florida is the dominant supplier of fresh strawberries from Thanksgiving through Easter.

New Year’s resolutions have spurred Americans to lose weight and stick to a more healthy diet in 2011. Strawberries can help. Just eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than one orange. A one-cup serving (about eight to 10 medium-size berries) contains 45 calories and has no fat, cholesterol or sodium. Strawberries are a portable snack food that may be eaten out-of-hand—perfect for packing to work or school. Read package information to ensure you are purchasing fresh-from-the-field Florida strawberries.

Try the recipe for Florida Strawberry Spinach Salad. It’s delicious, nutritious and, best of all, easy.

By | 2016-10-19T11:05:27-04:00 January 20th, 2011|Featured Post, Sue's Corner|Comments Off on Driving Healthy Choices

About the Author:

Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.