Is there anything better than fresh strawberries?
In Alaska we have to wait a bit longer up for them to ripen and it's HARD!!
It’s SUPER tempting to buy the strawberries from the store that come from warmer climates.
They are loaded with chemicals.
Strawberries are the number one fruit or vegetable for pesticide residue according to the Environmental Working Group because their thin skins soak them up like a sponge.
Organic strawberries can also be high in pesticides that drift over from the conventional fields next door, plus they are sky high in phthalates from the black plastic mulch the farms use to keep down the weeds.
Then the farms often till the plastic into the soil, creating millions of micro plastics which the plants take up and are ingested by unsuspecting consumers.
These gorgeous gifts from nature are now packets of toxins for your body.
Not to mention they come in plastic containers that will exist forever in the landfill.
I will wait patiently for my strawberries to ripen slowly in the northern sunshine.
They will taste even sweeter when they get to my mouth. Warm from the sun and highly anticipated.
This is one of the easiest crops to grow yourself. Strawberries take minimal care and produce delicious berries year after year.
Strawberry leaves are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They help with digestive and female issues. They lower blood pressure and help control diabetes. They are a tonic for the kidneys, liver, and help lower cholesterol.
They are anti-cancer, anti-obesity, and help support gut health.
Surprisingly, they are even more healthy than the strawberries themselves!
You can use them fresh, cooked, or dried. They have the best flavor when the plant is flowering, but you can harvest them anytime.
Why not plant some today?