Now I know what you are thinking? Why am I posting a photograph of strawberries on a cold February day. They are just not in season. At least not here in the UK. For some reason they were supplied to me as part of my organic box delivery of fruit and veg. They are from Kenya and heaven knows how many food miles away that is from me.
Strawberries are a type of fruit that belong to the genus Fragaria within the rose family. They are well-known for their vibrant red color, juicy texture, and sweet flavor. Strawberries are commonly eaten fresh, but they can also be used in various culinary applications such as desserts, jams, sauces, and smoothies.
These fruits are rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, and potassium, and they are also a good source of dietary fiber. They are low in calories and have numerous health benefits, including supporting heart health, promoting healthy digestion, and providing antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress.
Strawberries are typically in season during the spring and early summer months in many regions, although they are available year-round in some places due to modern agricultural practices and international trade. They are often grown in gardens, but commercial cultivation is widespread, with major producing countries including the United States, Spain, Kenya and Mexico.