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Strawberries: The delicacy of the primaera

Strawberries: The delicacy of the primaera

Mireia Cervera 02 May 2016

Is there anything better than a plate of strawberries to celebrate spring? It is precisely in this season that the first fruits begin to appear, even a little earlier, in February. Apart from their enviable flavor, they have many beneficial properties.ficiosas that in this post we will reveal you in detail.

Strawberry is a spring fruit native to France, whose first cultivation dates back to 1,700. The scientific name of this delicious delicacy is Fragaria, due to the intense fragrance of this fruit. They come from a lively plant that grows mainly in temperate climates. In Spain, we find them especially in Andalusia but also in northern areas such as Asturias and Catalonia where they are cultivated.high quality strawberries go. Nearby here we have the well-known " Maresme strawberries " that are characterized by their intense red color and a sweet flavor with an acid point.

Its properties are innumerable: they have vitamin C,essential in spring after the winter cold, minerals such as potassium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants and phytonutrients that help fight the signs of aging. Strawberries are good allies to promote bone growth inchildren and are also diuretic and beneficial for our kidney system.

Strawberries are nutritional bombs, rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and on top of that they are delicious!

Thanks to the presence of antioxidant substances, strawberries help fight the dreaded free radicals and slow down the natural aging process of the cells of our body. Many of the phytonutrieThe ingredients of the strawberry not only have antioxidant properties but also anti-inflammatory properties. Varioustarget = "_ blank"> studies have shown that these compounds work synergistically to provide benefits to the cardiovascular system. Its activity reduces the oxidation of fats in the cell membrane, decreases the percentage of cholestbad LDL erol from the blood and reduces the activity of angiotensin, with all the risks that this entails.

Its high content of flavonoids , as in the case of blueberries, according to a"https://www.pnas.org/content/103/44/16568.full#http://www.pnas.org/content/103/44/16568.full" target = "_ blank"> study published by researchers from the Salk Institute of Biology in the USA, makes them the best ally to reinforcer memory and prevent cognitive aging.

They are ideal for the little ones in the house since apart from being one of the tastiest fruits chosen by children, they turn out to be nutritional bombs that favor their physical and mental development. They are an excellent option for preparing breakfasts orhealthy snacks for our children.

They are refreshing, diuretic remineralizing and, above all, detoxifying and purifying the body, especially if consumed on an empty stomach. Incorporate them into your salads, smoothies,juices and healthy bowls .

Good strawberries should be bright red in color with a consistent, hard texture.

To buy them in good condition, we must look at the color, which has to be red and bright, and its texture, consistent and hard. The smell should be intense, indicative that they have been collected at the right time. And to preserve them better, I placed themPut them in the upper part of the fridge in a paper bag, at about 4ºC, and not for a long time, about three days, as they will ripen quickly.

Strawberries are delicate fruits that tend to spoil easily.ad and absorb water, so that they retain all their flavor and do not spoil, wash them quickly without removing the stem (so the water does not penetrate the meat).

Taste them whole, cut into halves or quarters, with lemon juice, with a glass of cava, whipped, in ice cream, with chocolate, with honey, in jam, in sauce ... they are delicious anyway! The recipes that can be made with this beautiful fruit are innumerable and they also have the peculiarity that they drive everyone crazy.
Strawberries are one of the stars of spring, the envy of other seasonal fruits, the joy of the garden and also they are liked by everyone, so we cannot stop having them in our diet. Our health and nuThis palate will thank us. Besides, the legend says that when a strawberry is split in the exact half, the two people who share it will fall in love with each other instantly and forever ... Do you accept the challenge?

Some of ourMost juices include strawberry as the main ingredient, which makes them even richer! Among them: Antiox, Berlin and Party Recovery with their very characteristic pink color! Don't wait to test them.

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale