We harvested our first batch of organic strawberries yesterday. Oh my goodness, there is nothing like the taste of homegrown organic strawberries; they are the best!
We plant more organic strawberry plants every year to allow our organic strawberry garden to continue to grow and grow. The cool thing about strawberries are that they grow what is called runners. Strawberry runners are properly called “stolons.” The word “stolon” comes from the Latin word “stolō” meaning a shoot, branch, or twig springing from the root. Stolons are produced by virtually all June-bearing strawberry plants and most everbearing and day-neutral strawberry varieties. By definition, stolons are horizontal connections between organisms, and they can arise from the organism or its skeleton. Pretty cool huh??!!
The health benefits of organic strawberries include improved eye care, proper brain function, relief from high blood pressure, arthritis, gout and various cardiovascular diseases. The impressive polyphenolic and antioxidant content of strawberries make them good for improving the immune system, preventing against various types of cancers, and for reducing the signs of premature aging.
These berries, with their tempting looks and spectacular taste, secured their place in the list of favorite fruits a long time ago. Strawberries have the common scientific name of Fragaria, but there are different suffixes for different varieties, such as Fragaria Vesca for wild strawberry, and Fragaria Orientalis for Eastern Strawberries, among others. Strawberries grow in bushes and are one of the most delicious seasonal fruits that also boost your health. (Organic Facts)
As you can see, there are numerous reasons that you should enjoy organic strawberries! There are countless ways to enjoy strawberries (if they make it long enough to prepare a recipe out of them ;)).
We love to incorporate our organic strawberries in everything from our homemade jams, to salsa, to desserts, to freezing them for late, and of course making them as a meal (we mean snack). 🙂
We hope you and your loved ones will enjoy our Organic Strawberry Banana Smoothie! Please leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page letting us know how you liked it and please share it with your friends:www.facebook.com/ourorganichome
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Organic Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Delicious, nutritious, and the perfect summertime treat to cool you off! We have included a vegan option for our wonderful treat as well!