I don't know about you, but I look forward to fresh Ohio strawberries in June each year. Nothing beats Ohio strawberries when they are fresh and in season. They become a staple in the diets of many people during the four to six weeks they are available in Ohio.
Strawberries are packed with nutrition. An average size serving of strawberries, 1/2 cup or about eight medium-size berries, will provide an individual with more vitamin C than one medium-size orange. A serving of strawberries can also provide you with 16% of your recommended daily allowance of fiber. Wow, a low calorie (45 calories / serving), no cholesterol, fat free treat that tastes great that's strawberries!
When selecting strawberries look for full red color, bright luster and firm, plump flesh. Choose fully ripe berries. Strawberries do not ripen after being picked.
The caps should be bright green, fresh looking and fully attached. Berries should be dry and clean; usually medium to small berries have a better eating quality than large ones. Avoid berries with large uncolored or seedy areas or those with a dull, soft look.