Freeze Dried Strawberries (168 Servings)
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Lindon Farms Freeze Dried Strawberries come in individual, puncture resistant, resealable pouches; making them perfect for on-the-go or to store for an emergency. Your family will stay nourished with natural vitamins, nutrients, and not a single additive. These strawberries can be added to your favorite dishes or enjoyed on their own. Don't miss an opportunity to supply your family with superior taste and sustenance for up to 25 years!
What are some uses for freeze dried strawberries?
These strawberries have a pleasing flavor and crunch eaten right out of the bag. You can add them to yogurt, granola, or snack mix. They would be tasty mixed with chocolate bars, adding a little burst of flavor.
Our freeze-dried strawberries can also be rehydrated and used just like fresh strawberries from the store or picked right from your garden. Once rehydrated they can be eaten plain or dipped in powdered sugar. Although they are sliced, you can still drizzle them with or dip them in chocolate to give yourself or your sweetheart those tasty chocolate covered strawberry treats everyone loves so much. They can be used to make jams, syrups, shakes and smoothies. They can also become flavor additions for salads and salsas.
Strawberries are also a nice complement to chicken dishes and can be paired with chipotle and other spices. Strawberries also make delicious and popular desserts. Strawberry short cakes, ice creams, tarts, and pies are a few options for these gems. And, ours come sliced, so there is less preparation for the cook.
What makes strawberries so special?
Strawberries are not only full of essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, manganese, folate and iron, but they also contain other compounds that work to keep our bodies running smoothly.
Vitamin C is well-known for its ability to boost the immune system and its function as an antioxidant to help fight off the effects of aging. Manganese is a vital nutrient to a number of functions in the body. A deficiency with this mineral can lead to problems with fertility, bone development and brain function.
Another nutritional benefit of strawberries comes in the form of polyphenols, which help to regulate cholesterol and blood sugar among other things. Sugar, in the form of glucose, is what gives our body and organs the energy they need to keep us alive. The liver is an organ that helps with sugar storage and production. It is regulated by the insulin levels in our blood. When insulin levels are low, the liver knows to send the sugar it has stored into the bloodstream where other parts of the body can absorb it for energy to keep us alive. When we digest foods with starches and sugars, our pancreas starts making insulin. The increase in insulin that is produced then signals the liver to stop sending its stored glucose into the body and to instead absorb the excess that is there. When its storehouse is full, it starts converting the sugar it is taking in into fats that are then deposited throughout the body. Other organs also take in the sugar we have just eaten to use as energy.
These little compounds, the polyphenols, help to slow our digestion of starches and sugars, which helps balance our blood sugar levels. Normally, after eating a meal like that, maybe a dessert, or even just a bunch of fruit or bread, our blood sugar levels spike drastically. However, if what you have eaten contains polyphenols, a food like strawberries, then that spike is not as defined.
Are strawberries actually berries?
You have heard people saying that tomatoes aren't really vegetables, right? Well, have you heard that strawberries aren't actually berries? There are several technical criteria that determine whether or not a food is a fruit, vegetable, legume, etc. One requirement of a berry is that the plant's ovary becomes the fleshy part of the fruit we eat, with the seeds being found on the inside. You didn't know your strawberries had ovaries? Honestly, we had never thought about it either. Anyway, on a strawberry, the ovaries are what we call the seeds, and the actual seeds are inside of them. Now for a real curveball: By this technical definition, tomatoes are actually berries. That's not really important, but it's just one more piece of trivia that you can offer unsolicited into a boring conversation.