Sunday, April 4, 2010
I recently bought these organic strawberries at the Super Target just down the street from me. I rinsed them well and then enjoyed them, all on their own, fresh, for breakfast. Oh rapture! I have to admit, I had nearly as much fun taking sunny, window-sill pictures of them as I did eating them! Is that wrong? I suppose a valid aspect of the joy of fruit is simply their beauty of color, shape, and variety. They feed the soul, as well as the body!
Strawberries are packed with nutrition, especially Vitamin C and the mineral manganese. They're also low in calories and high in water content. They even supply dietary fiber. Cool!
Of course, if you can purchase organic, do so. Doctor Oz reports that pesticides stick to strawberries more so than to other fruits and veggies, and we certainly don't want any pesticides in our tummies, no sir. Better to support organic farming operations anyway--better for the field workers, better for Mother Earth, and better for us! It's good karma!
The only thing that could have possibly enhanced my fruit meal further was if the strawberries were in-season, local, and ripe-from-the-garden! But Summer will be here soon... Oh, I can hardly wait!
Well, what are you waiting for? Go on! Go get some organic strawberries and enjoy them! :)