Delicious and healthy: the start of the new strawberry season

The local strawberry season has started
Health experts recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It is ideal if you can fall back on delicious varieties from the region. Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits of the Germans. The delicious and healthy fruit is currently in season.

Many Germans love strawberries
Experts repeatedly point out how important plant-based food is for our health. New findings are always being gained in scientific studies. Studies indicate that fruits and vegetables keep the heart healthy. And recently, British researchers reported that eating fresh fruits daily can help protect against type 2 diabetes. It is therefore gratifying that there are certain types of fruit that are popular with many citizens. Strawberries are one of the most sought after fruits of the Germans. You are now in season.

Full of healthy ingredients
Strawberries have many healthy ingredients. Their vitamin C content is higher than that of oranges. An adult's daily vitamin C requirements can be covered with just 120 grams of strawberries.

They also contain a lot of folic acid and numerous minerals such as potassium and magnesium that strengthen the heart. Even if you pay attention to the slim line, you can eat strawberries carefree. They contain just 32 calories per 100 grams.

But there is obviously much more health potential in the fruit. For example, scientists from Italy found evidence that an extract from strawberries could protect against breast cancer tumors.

The quality of the fruit outside our season is unfortunately often disappointing. Homemade strawberries are usually more aromatic and often less contaminated.

It is therefore gratifying that the season has begun in this country.

The ultimate summer fruit
The red fruits are the summer fruit par excellence for many consumers, reports the Federal Center for Nutrition (BZfE).

According to the experts, over 150,000 tons of strawberries are harvested in Germany every year. However, the demand is far from being met. Therefore, large quantities of strawberries are imported.

"Of course you can now buy strawberries in every season, but in really, very different qualities and from all over the world," said Harald Seitz from BZfE in Bonn.

In the case of imported strawberries, their suitability for transport is particularly important, and the taste often plays only a very minor role.

Strawberries taste best freshly picked
It is best to store strawberries for a maximum of two days. Not only because they taste best when fresh, but also because they spoil quickly.

What you should pay attention to when buying is explained in the new radio program “Finally Strawberry Time!”, Which is available on the BZfE website for listening or downloading.

Incidentally, strawberries have the name because of their indescribable scent: Fragaria vesca in Latin means something like "edible scent". (ad)

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