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2013-06-20 (Thursday)

Anette: The Swedish holiday Midsummer is around the corner and that’s why I think it’s appropriate to take a closer look at strawberries. Here are the short facts about strawberries, including nutrition, calories and how to store them. If you’re really curious about strawberries and want to learn more about this delicious berry then I recommend wikipedia.

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Short facts about strawberries:
A very good source of: Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese
A good source of: Folate and Potassium
Very low in: Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium
Not so good: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.
Calories (100 grams): 32
How to store: Remove damaged berries and place the rest on a paper towel on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. However, it’s best to eat them as soon as possible.
(Sources:, nutritiondata, nutrition-and-you)

Anette: There’s nothing wrong with strawberries and ice cream or a classic strawberry cake but sometimes I would like to make something a little more exciting. For inspiration, I have gathered a collections of strawberry recipes and hopefully I can find a new favourite among them.

Inspiring collections of strawberry recipes: