From the Wellness Team: Wellness Wednesday Nutrition Tip – Superb Strawberries

Celebration National Strawberry Month Today!

The month of May marks National Strawberry Month! These delectable berries contribute a great deal to our dietary patterns. Let’s celebrate strawberries with a few fun facts:

1. The peak season for growing strawberries lasts from April to June.
2. Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring.
3. These berries are part of the rose family.
4. The average strawberry contains 200 seeds.
5. Strawberries are grown in every state in America and every province in Canada.
6. California is the state with the top strawberry production in the United States, producing a whopping 75% of the strawberry crop in the nation.
7. Strawberries are consumed in 94% of households in the United States.
8. Strawberries contain antioxidants which are particles that can aid in reducing risks of a variety of diseases.
9. These berries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside.
10. You can visit a museum in Belgium that is dedicated to strawberries!