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Sweet Strawberries Are Pick of the Month for June

Strawberries have been called “America’s favorite fruit,” and for several good reasons. Not only are they sweet and delicious, they’re also packed with important nutrients.

Strawberries may lower your risk of heart disease and certain cancers, and they’re a great addition to any meal. Pick some up today from your local farm stand or grocery store.

What’s so great about strawberries?

  • They’re packed with fiber, potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C: Eight strawberries contain more vitamin C than an orange.
  • They’re free of sodium, cholesterol and fat, and low in calories,

What’s the best way to eat strawberries?

  • Fresh is best, or buy frozen with no added sugar.
  • Serve as a snack.
  • Add to salads and smoothies.
  • Mix with other fruits for a healthy dessert.

Selection & Preparation

  1. Look for deep, red berries. Once picked, they will not continue to ripen.
  2. Strawberries will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  3. Rinse with cold water, just before using. Do not soak. Remove hull.
  4. No need to cook!
Background image: POM Strawberry Salsa 308 BGC

Strawberry Salsa

Recipe from


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, chopped small (about 1/2 pound)
    1/2  jalapeno pepper, minced
    1/4 cup onion, minced
    2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
    1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice


Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Flavors will blend if refrigerated for 30 minutes or more before serving.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Makes 16 servings, about two tablespoons each.

Nutrition information per serving

  • Calories: 5
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g