Summer means strawberries and I like to eat as many of these sweet ruby fruits as I can while they're fresh. I like to visit pick-your-own farms to harvest succulent, juicy strawberries. Then I spend hours hulling and making delicious strawberry recipes.
Which is just fine with me because, health-wise, strawberries are great:
They boast fiber, more vitamin C than any other berry.
They contain a respectable 40 micrograms of folate, the powerful B vitamin that creates normal red blood cells and is crucial for prenatal development
- And the anthocyanidins found in these berries also help protect against heart disease.
Nothing beats homemade jam, so if I get really motivated, I'll make a batch of this quick and easy jam.
Fast & Fresh Strawberry Jam
Makes 5 cups
2 pints ripe strawberries, hulled
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup water
1 1 3/4-ounce package powdered pectin
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