Does the strawberry still need any introduction? Simply everyone - from young to old - knows these heart shaped, red fruits speckled with tiny seeds. The strawberry is the iconic classic in the berry assortment, including at EAT ME.
The strawberry is still synonymous with summer, as it used to be a summer crop. But, nowadays, strawberries can be enjoyed 12 months a year. Growers in the Netherlands and Belgium have brought the fruit inside into a warm greenhouse. In other periods of the year, fellow growers in southern countries help keep up supplies. And strawberry breeders keep on innovating. The new strawberry varieties are deliciously sweet, and that is part of the selection criteria we apply at EAT ME. Remove the crown and indulge yourself!
Recipes with strawberries
The strawberry seems to have been invented to enjoy as it is, pure and natural. But it is extremely versatile in the kitchen too. Garnishing a cake with a few strawberries sliced in half adds the finishing touch. And blend a few handfuls to create a luscious shake or smoothie.
Simply rinse before use and you are ready to go: eat as they are, combine strawberries with other summer fruit in a sunny salad or use as a garnish.
How to use strawberries in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
Strawberries will keep happily in the fridge for a few days.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Strawberries are a source of vitamin C, a vitamin you can't get enough of (just like strawberries). Do you know all the benefits of vitamin C? Such as increased immunity with physical exertion, important for healthy gums and good for your nervous system? Vitamin C helps keep you fit and lively. And it's even good for your learning performance.
Where do strawberries come from?
We source EAT ME strawberries from many countries: locally in the Netherlands and Belgium, further away in Spain and Egypt and Morocco when the fruits need a little more sunshine. Growers first grow small plants and after a year they are large enough to pot up and grow on. The plants keep on reproducing. The mother plants produce numerous runners with baby plants at the tips.
How sustainable are strawberries?
Here at EAT ME, we keep a critical eye on our packaging materials. The more sustainable, the better. And preferably from material that can be recycled. That's why we pack our strawberries in 100% certified cardboard. A packaging that offers precisely the protection the fruits need. And is not a burden on the environment.