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Strawberries

Secrets of the Strawberry

In order to grow, strawberries need as much as 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. Strawberries are packed with Vitamin C, folic acid and potassium. Strawberries should be picked when they are fully ripened; they do not continue to ripen after they have been picked. Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the outside…and the average strawberry has 200 seeds. Folklore states that if you split a double strawberry in half and share it with the opposite sex, you’ll soon fall in love. The world’s largest Strawberry Shortcake produced in 2005 was 1905 sq.ft. and was covered with more than a ton of strawberries, glaze and whipped topping! It made the Guinness book of World records in 2005 as the biggest ever. This same shortcake is reproduced each year, unveiled and cut during the Pasadena, Texas, Strawberry Festival’s opening ceremony.

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Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Ingredients

    1 bunch spinach, rinsed
    10 large strawberries, sliced
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup white wine vinegar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 4 servings
    PREP 15 mins
    READY IN 15 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 4 servings
PREP 15 mins
READY IN 15 mins

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach, rinsed
10 large strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the spinach and strawberries.
  2. In a blender, place the sugar, salt, vinegar, and oil, and blend until smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.
Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Ingredients

    1 bunch spinach, rinsed
    10 large strawberries, sliced
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup white wine vinegar
    1 cup vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 4 servings
    PREP 15 mins
    READY IN 15 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 4 servings
PREP 15 mins
READY IN 15 mins

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach, rinsed
10 large strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon poppy seeds 

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the spinach and strawberries.
  2. In a blender, place the sugar, salt, vinegar, and oil, and blend until smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.