It’s almost strawberries time! ?

With their cheerful bright skins, strawberries are the sign spring and summer are here, after a long winter left behind. Strawberries are in season between May and September, but due to the warmer and sunnier weather, you will most likely find them at your local grocery store very soon, so keep an eye out!
Strawberries are low in calories, full of water, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and they also contain many polyphenols with antioxidant action, protecting our body cells’ health… what else can we ask from these little red gems?!
Strawberries provide a light source of energy and they have some rather healthy properties too:
– help strengthen our immune system
– help to keep the gut flora balanced
– function as a detox food
– have a diuretic effect
– have a gentle laxative effect
We can use them in delicious smoothies and fruit juices, together with yogurt and nuts for breakfast, or in a tomato and rocket salad with some balsamic vinegar (from Modena of course!).
Sabrina Severi
Biologist Specialised in Nutrition Science