The wild strawberry fruit was mentioned as far back as ancient Roman where literature referenced its medicinal use. The cultivated strawberry that we know and love today, also known as the garden strawberry, was first bred in Brittany, France, in the 1750s.
Recently, China surpassed the United States, now number two, as the world’s largest producer of strawberries. In this country, California, Florida, and Oregon are the largest strawberry growers.
Since this sweet, red berry is readily available in stores all year and is one of the most well-known and common fruits, it is easy to overlook how to pick the best berries as well as how to store them for maximum flavor and life. We can help with that.
Whether fresh or frozen, these tasty gems are the perfect ingredient to add delicious sweetness to any recipe using strawberries. Here are five yummy strawberry recipes that will inspire you this season!